Another soup recipe! The amounts in this recipe are approximate, I'm a free-spirit sort of cook and I don't really measure amounts exactly. I invented this for dinner tonight, and hubby said, "be sure you make this one again!" So I had to guesstimate and write down the ingredients!


Cream of Chicken and Chard Soup

8 oz. chicken, chopped in bite sized pieces
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. oregano
Swiss chard stems, chopped small (from leaves, see below)
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp. oil of choice
16 oz. chicken broth
2 cups Swiss chard, leaves cut into 1 squares (chop stems small, see above)
4 Tbsp. heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste

Brown chicken, onion, garlic, spices, and chard stems in oil about 5-7 minutes. Add chicken broth, simmer until chicken is tender. Reduce heat and stir in cream. Cook until hot but not boiling. Remove bay leaf, stir in chard leaves. Serve right away.