Preparedness Pro in Your Kitchen—Chicken Little Soup

Whether it’s a summer day or a hibernating winter one, I still enjoy this quick soup because it tastes so yummy and satisfies. It’s even more memorable when I am trying to ward off an oncoming cold. I call this Chicken Little Soup because I don’t use the traditional big noodles for this one, rather I use either Acini de Pepe or Orzo instead. Either way, it’s easy and tasty. In a pressure cooker all of the cooking is over in about 5 minutes once you bring it to a boil and set the pressure lid on it. Plus you can use all your yummy freeze-dried ingredients from your preparedness pantry!

Chicken Little Soup

1/3 cup of freeze dried onions (or dehydrated)

1/3 cup of freeze dried celery  (or dehydrated)

1 tablespoon of minced garlic

¼ cup of butter or 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

½ cup of freeze-dried carrots (or dehydrated)

¼ cup of freeze-dried peas (or dehydrated)

2-3 cups of canned/bottled shredded or chunk chicken

2 teaspoons of Shirley J Chicken Bouillon

1 teaspoon of black pepper

1 teaspoon of parsley

12 cups of water

1 cup of Acini de Pepe pasta

In a large pot, sauté the onions, celery, and garlic in the butter until toasty brown.

Add all other ingredients except the pasta and stir well. Bring to a boil.

Add the pasta and cook at a simmer for 7 to 11 minutes, until the pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.


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Do you rehydrate the onions and celery prior to sauteing?

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Nope, just follow the directions and they will all reconstitute just fine.

If you are cooking this in the pressure cooker, does the Acine de Pepe/orzo go into the pot before cooking? (thus, all cook for the 5 min once at pressure?)

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Yes. That's correct!

My question is the same as mcds! I love my pressure cooker and if you have any more recipes for it, I would love them. I am just a baby at it.

Another wonderful recipe Kellene! Please keep them coming.

Can we can this once its made? or do you have recipes that can be made then canned?

I've not branched out into canning anything other than single items because I want to have all kinds of possibilities. however, a blogger by the name of Canning Grandma is fabulous. She's got more recipes than you can shake a stick at. You'll be in canning heaven.


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