Chicken Soup with Brown Rice, Swiss Chard, and Peas
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Ingredients & Equipment
What we send
- 1stalk celery
- 4 ouncescarrots
- 5 ouncesrainbow Swiss chard
- 1sweet onion
- 3/4 cupbrown rice
- 2boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 32 ounceschicken stock
- 1/2 cuppeas
- 1 ounceshaved Parmesan cheese
- 1/8 ouncechives
- 1/8 ouncedill
What You’ll Need
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- 2 8" medium pots
- baking sheet
Preheat oven to 425ºF. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat. Rinse all produce. Thinly slice celery and carrots crosswise on a diagonal. Stack chard and thinly slice crosswise, keeping stems and leaves separate. Peel onion, halve, and thinly slice.
Cook rice and roast chicken
Season boiling water generously with salt. Stir in brown rice and cook until tender, 22-25 minutes. Then, drain rice and set aside. Meanwhile, pat chicken dry with paper towel and place on a baking sheet. Rub all over with ½ tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired. Roast until cooked through and no longer pink, 15-17 minutes.
While chicken roasts, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a separate medium pot over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add celery, carrots, chard stems, and onion. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until very soft and browning in spots, 7-8 minutes.
While aromatics cook, quarter lemon. Thinly slice chives. Roughly chop dill leaves, discarding stems. Set lemon wedges and herbs aside until ready to serve.
Add stock and ½ teaspoon salt to pot with caramelized aromatics. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, then reduce to medium high and simmer until flavors have melded, about 6 minutes. Meanwhile, shred chicken using 2 forks, or roughly chop. Reduce heat under pot to medium and stir in peas, chard leaves, cooked brown rice, and shredded chicken. Simmer to warm through, about 2 minutes more.
Plate chicken soup
Taste chicken soup and add salt and pepper as desired, then ladle into roomy serving bowls. Garnish with Parmesan, chives, and dill, and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over. Dig in!