Category Archives: Chicken Soups

How Kitchari and Maharagwe became “Kitcharagwe”

By | June 9, 2015

One of the greatest joys of making soup – and cooking in general – is being able to travel anywhere in the world for lunch or dinner. I don’t mean hopping on a private jet and telling the pilot, “take me to Spain.” No, the travel is through food and the flavors, ingredients and concepts that form the… Read More »

Easy Chicken Salsa and Corn Soup

By | April 13, 2015

Looking for a bulletproof soup that’s quick and easy to make? One that has depth of flavor but doesn’t take all day to create? This Easy Chicken Salsa and Corn Soup can be put together and on the table in 45 minutes. It’s the perfect go-to on a busy weeknight when you want something hearty and delicious. Even… Read More »

Venezuelan Chicken Cheese Soup (Chupe Criollo)

By | March 23, 2015

Known as Chupe Criollo (Creole Soup) in Venezuela, this soup is really a chowder in disguise featuring chicken, cheese, corn, potatoes and one of my favorite herbs – cilantro. In fact, the recipe calls for an entire bunch of cilantro! Whereas cilantro is often used to finish a dish, here part of it is tossed in near the… Read More »

Nigerian Pepper Soup

By | March 12, 2015

I find the foods and cooking of the many nations within West Africa fascinating – especially when it comes to soups and stews. In Nigeria, to take one country as an example, it is common to combine ingredients such as beef or chicken with smoked fish and other seafood in the same soup pot. And palm oil is… Read More »

Chicken Coconut Soup with Couscous and Cilantro

By | January 13, 2015

Chicken Coconut Soup with Couscous and Cilantro Coconut and cilantro are two of my favorite flavors ever, and they complement each other amazingly well so I wanted to cook up something that brought these two awesome tastes together. This recipe was inspired by the fish stews of the Bahia region of eastern Brazil. My wife does not like… Read More »

Cocka Leekie – 14th Century Scottish Chicken and Leek Soup

By | January 4, 2015

Here is a fun recipe for Cocka Leekie soup from a cookbook written by Adelaide Keen titled With A Saucepan Over The Sea (Quaint and Delicious Recipes from the Kitchens of Foreign Countries) and published in 1910. At the time, the author asserted “This is the oldest recipe for soup known, as it dates back to the fourteenth… Read More »

Slow Cooker Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

By | December 27, 2014

To me, chicken noodle soup must have two things: plenty of chicken and plenty of noodles. That’s exactly what this slow cooker chicken noodle soup recipe delivers along with (mostly) hands-off cooking. (Serves 8) Ingredients 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 quarts chicken broth 1 large onion, diced 4 ribs celery, diced… Read More »