Cozy Chicken (Leftovers) Soup

Like many couples, Brian and I have our differences. He loves video games and I’m terrible at them (I’m still trying to fulfill my childhood dream of beating Super Mario Bros. 3). I sort my laundry meticulously by color, whereas Brian simply tosses lights and darks together with a laissez faire that makes me wince.

Brian hates leftovers, and I love them. Seriously. I’m happy to make a tray of lasagna and feed off it all week (and have many times). Brian, however, bores of having the same meal more than once.

After our recent Dinner Party Challenge, we had several leftover ingredients.


I also found a bag of spinach, celery, and a  chopped-up onion that needed to be used soon.

What to do?

I simply chopped up the leftover chicken, carrots, some of the celery, and tossed it all into a pot, along with a few cups of chicken stock. I tossed in parsley, and a couple of cloves of garlic as well. I brought it to a boil, and then let it simmer for an hour or so.

Doesn’t that just look hearty and delicious?

When Brian got home from work, this is what he had waiting for him:



This effectively uses up those leftovers AND makes a meal even the biggest leftover haters can enjoy! Do you ever use your leftovers this way?


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