A store-bought rotisserie chicken is a mealtime lifesaver. It can be made into salads, sandwiches, or, as in this recipe, a classically loved soup.
This version uses all of the white breast meat fro the chicken. Sautéing the wings and other bones with the aromatic vegetables adds richer flavor. If you prefer a less chunky soup, start with just 1 cup of chicken and add more to taste. If you want a thicker noodle-filled broth, increase the amount of noodles in the recipe by 1/2 cup. Unused dark meat can be saved for another meal.
Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 1 hour or less
If you stomach is queasy, choose a rotisserie chicken with mild seasoning. Both traditional and lemon-pepper work well. If you are looking for stronger flavor, pick a spicier flavor.
Avoid getting a rotisserie chicken that has been sitting our for a while. Try asking the deli staff whether they can give you a fresh one or tell you which are the freshest in the warmer.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (about 1 cup): Calories 120, Total Fat 3.5 g, Total Carbohydrate 6 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 2 g, Protein 16 g, Sodium 420 mg
Recipe from "What To Eat During Cancer Treatment" from The American Cancer Society