Every time I turn to a Claire Robinson recipe, I am always blown away. She has a serious knack at getting a huge amount of flavor out of only 5 ingredients. This recipe was no exception.
I just returned from vacationing in Mexico and eating my face off – hey, don’t judge me…it was all-inclusive! So when I came back, I was ready to eat some fresh, light food to make up for the 30 pounds I gained while I was gone (okay, it just feels like 30 pounds!). So I turned to Claire’s cookbook called 5 Ingredient Fix. I’ve made a couple of recipes from that book for my blog, and they were amazing. Be sure to revisit my Israeli Couscous week and my week on Beets for those dishes.
This soup jumped out at me as I flipped through the cookbook and I knew I had to try it. With low-sodium chicken stock, chicken breasts, fresh tarragon, and fresh lemons, I knew that this was just the light dish I was craving. Plus, I haven’t cooked much with tarragon before, so I was looking forward to seeing what this herb can do.
First off, the garlic gets roasted, so the flavor mellows a bit and adds a lovely touch to the soup. Second, the licorice flavor of the fresh tarragon mixed with the lemon juice creates an amazingly flavorful broth. Finally the chicken that is poached in the soup allows for both added protein and a bit of texture.
With the number of people I know complaining of the flu right now, or for those of us just looking for a lighter dinner option, this soup hits the spot. The recipe was a cinch to make, didn’t require me to buy a shopping cart full of ingredients, and tasted oh-so-good!
Click here for the recipe and step by step instructions. See below for a link to purchase this awesome cookbook as well. I’m so glad it’s in my collection!
What I was cooking up a year ago: Fish Tacos…Uh, Yes Please!
I have recently become an enormous fan of fish tacos, and had to make my own just to see if I could. This Cooking Light recipe was a total hit and the blackened fish plus the jalapeno sauce is dynamite combination! Definitely one to try out.