Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Chicken and Mushroom Miso Soup

Our weekend wasn't so bad.  It included sunshine and temperatures in the mid-30s.  Some of you might shudder at "mid-30s" but it is usually much worse around here at this time of year.  I'm doggedly sticking to the refrigerator and pantry clean out.  Admittedly, it is getting harder to put together a dish that works!!  When rain and wind blew in around noon yesterday, I knew that soup of some kind needed to be bubbling away on the stove.  

One crisper drawer held a lone zucchini which didn't inspire me at all.  There were four green onions, a handful (about a cup sliced) of mushrooms, a chicken breast leftover from a rotisserie chicken and a tub of miso that needed to be used.



I heated a quart of chicken stock and decided that instead of sauteing the vegetables first, I'd just add them to the simmering stock for a fresher taste. The mushrooms went in first for about three minutes, then the onions for another two minutes. I added the chicken (about a cup) just long enough to heat. Lastly, in went three tablespoons of miso. Don't let the pot boil after adding the miso but stir it in well as it takes a minute or two to fully incorporate.

It all came together rather nicely.  Now, what to do with that zucchini!!




ENJOY!

20 comments:

  1. well we had 38 2 days in a row when we woke up and you should hear the complaints, but we bounce up to 50 wake up this morning, still 10 degrees below normal for us... the 38 was record breaking cold... brrrrr bring on the soup

    ReplyDelete
  2. If you have potatoes you can add the zucchini to a latke recipe as I did yesterday:D In the meantime we can enjoy a delicious heartwarming soup.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is how I make most of my soups... whatever is on hand. Surprisingly, the always seem to be yummy

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Bonnie, That chicken/mushroom soup looks so good... I love soup for lunch in the winter.. We have soup most every single day... Today we had a Three Bean Chili Soup --which had FIBER --which I always need more of...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  5. oh that looks so good!! and btw, i am going to talk my husband into taking me to the wiener stand this weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. For being so simple, it looks just delicious!!! As to the zucchini...well, if you can't think of something to make with it, then no one can!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks like a great fresh soup! Finally milder here today, but cold again tomorrow. Can't figure this weather out any more-stay warm:@)

    ReplyDelete
  8. That looks perfect for a night like we are having! I love miso soup in Japanese restaurants, but have never made it at home. That looks so good!!!!!
    We are having leftovers tonight. Not too exciting.
    XO Kris

    ReplyDelete
  9. Healthy and flavorful soup. Happy to follow ur blog. Do join me when u find time

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love how you use what is in your refrigerator to create your meal. Smart and creative.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a quick and easy soup to put together. I can imagine that it was delicious. I need to follow your example and work on using up what is in my cupboards and freezer before the farmers' market season starts up.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Yesterday was a soup kind of day here in Lancaster County, PA. It was a damp, snowy, rainy, cold day. I made a cheeseburger soup and a pot of black bean chili. It was just what we needed to warm us! Good luch with the zucchini!

    ReplyDelete
  13. You have a talent for making something out of nothing. It is a skill that I sure many envy. I know I do. This sounds wonderful and the use of miso here is inspired. Have a great day. Blessings...Maryputting thin

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your zuchini must be long gone but you could slice it, dip it in egg and flour and brown it to a crisp like we do eggplant??? The soup looks good --I love that kind of soup.

    And your little boys --remind me of mine --I had a brunette first and then a blondie!

    ReplyDelete
  15. It's all about perspective isn't it? We hit 40 degrees yesterday and I thought, "this is warm!" Your soup looks delicious. Thank you for sharing....and for injecting a dose of savory goodness into my day. I hope you have a great end to your week!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have no doubt you figured out something wonderful for the zucchini, too!! ;) Stay warm! blessings ~ tanna

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a lovely soup for the wintertime!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I admire your creativeness with "cleaning!" Your soup looks good, but I'm probably the only person who has never had miso. I haven't a clue about it and will check it out.

    We got a little more snow than you, we had about 4" this morning. Enough to shovel, but not enough for the snow blower. They were predicting 6-8" for our area, so I'm happy they were wrong!

    Have a good weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  19. This miso sounds delicious!! Thanks a lot for stopping by today and leaving me a thoughtful comment!! Sweet if you:). You have some yummy things and I'll be back soon!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hello! I recently just started a youtube Korean food channel, EasyKoreanFood, where you can learn how to make fast & easy Korean food! It would mean the world to me if you could check it out because I'm just starting out! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete

I always enjoy hearing from you, my blogging friends.