|(Photo by Taste of Home)|
I should note that I changed a couple of things. First of all, I skipped the step of browning the flour at the beginning -- in fact, I skipped the flour completely. I achieved the slight thickening of the soup (which may not even be necessary) by way of reserving 1/2 cup of the water until the end of the recipe and mixing 2 Tablespoons cornstarch -- the equivalent of 1/4 cup flour -- into it. Then I stirred this into the simmering soup at the very end.
The other thing I changed was the herbs. I was running low on thyme and I don't care for large amounts of that herb anyway. So I substituted 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (which typically contains both of these herbs in addition to others) for the oregano and thyme.
We thought this soup was absolutely delicious and I will be likely to make it whenever I have some leftover cooked chicken on hand. Perhaps your family would enjoy this hearty soup as well!
What are some of your favorite soup recipes?