SICK! Chicken Potato Spinach Soup

I’m sick. So I want soup. It follows right? When you’re sick, when you’re a kid, everyone makes you soup. I have since figured out when kids are sick parents got the night off from cooking. They gleefully opened up a can-o-crapola chicken noodle, plopping it ceremoniously in a bowl where it maintained its cylindrical  shape until the microwave coaxed it into soup form. Still happy memories of being pampered with Saltines and 7up mixed with Orange juice and a bowl of soup abound when I’m sick. Chicken soup for my soul is actually making chicken soup, so here we go. Also as a bonus, it’s so easy you can do it while deathly ill.


1/2 Kilo (1 lb) chicken thighs or breasts cut into chunks
2 cups chicken stock
4 cups water
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
6 cloves garlic, chopped
2 large potatoes, cubed
1 (16 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 (10 ounce) bag fresh spinach
1/2 cup diced roasted red peppers
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat olive oil in a large pot, if you can manage it,  you pathetic bastard. Toss in onions and garlic and cook until fragrant but you probably can’t smell anything, you disgusting snotty excuse for a mammal, so just cook until they are translucent.
IMG_4609Add in the chicken stock and water and bring the whole thing to a messy boil. Go get yourself a tissue. Once she’s a rollin’ and boilin’ add in the potatoes and set a timer for about 10 minutes. Lower the heat to medium low.
IMG_4613Once the timer goes off, toss in the cut chicken and set the timer again for about 15 minutes. Simmer that puppy.
IMG_4616Once the timer goes off again garbanzo beans, spinach, and roasted pepper.
Now let it all simmer for another 10 minutes. Do what you need to do, blow your nose, get in a quick sick nap whatever.
IMG_4618Remove from heat, sprinkle on some grated Parmesan cheese and you’re instantly well!
Eat a bowl. Then throw it up cause you know you can’t hold down solids. Put the next bowl in the blender, silly, then drink it through a straw.

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