We had a bit of an ice storm yesterday afternoon. I went to my car about 2 pm and it was enclosed in a nice coating of ice and the sidewalks and roads were smooth ice. So, I cancelled both of my meetings and we all had a nice night in. I’m so glad my daughter stayed in Kalamazoo last night as the highways were awful. Thankful we have great friends from dance who have offered her a place to stay overnight.
Soup and bread were needed for the cold icy night. This is another one of those times I wish you could smell this dish. It looks like simple Chicken Noodle Soup but it is so much more than that! The spices raise simple soup to a delicious dish. I wanted something a bit different from normal plain chicken soup when I remembered a soup from a local restaurant that we love. Just the memory of the smell was making my mouth water and I thought I could figure out how to closely replicate it.
I used Garam Masala spice in a jar (a mixture of black and white peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cumin and coriander) for this but you can make your own if you like. I love having this on hand because it adds a delicious Middle Eastern spiciness to many of my dishes. The smell alone is worth making this soup. Every person that came in the house asked what smelled so good!
My entire family asked me to make this again. The restaurant we usually go to makes this dish with chicken thighs but the chicken breast kept it from getting too greasy. With the spices we didn’t worry about the chicken flavor so much and we thought it was delicious!
An amazingly aromatic chicken soup. Ingredients: Directions:
Middle Eastern Chicken Soup
An amazingly aromatic chicken soup.