Leftover Roast Chicken Soup

Whenever we roast a chicken for dinner, and that means at least once a week, we have half a roasted chicken left over. We’ve learned lots of ways to use them up, but this one was so simple and so good.

I had cooked the small amount of scarlet runner beans that I picked early, and there was about 1 1/2 cups left. So I rinsed the liquid off and that was ingredient #1. There was also a singe carrot and leek that was left from the chicken dinner. I shredded the roast chicken, and I chopped up a few carrots and leeks that I had picked a couple of days before. Some basil tops from the garden, and about six cups of chicken broth…


I simmered the raw carrots and leeks for about five minutes, 065

Then added the beans, chicken, and basil. Five minutes and some salt and pepper later, and lunch was ready.

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