Paprika chicken zucchini soup & love of Pinterest

Ahh….I have a nourishing meal for you today. I know it’s been awhile….I seem to have gotten on a breakfast and dessert kick. I still have a few treats to share with you, but they aren’t overly sweet and one spotlights fruit so well. I do have an exciting new series starting up late next week! I can’t wait….I’m bursting to tell you, and I know you’ll love these recipes as much as I do. All I can say is it involves a group of food bloggers….a 4 week series we’re all involved in, and you’ll meet some new faces. What’s not to love?

Now you know I’ve been having fun with zucchini this summer, and the great thing is my  kids have been watching me. I think the love of this veggie is catching. All my girls have declared this soup their favorite…except my middle girl said, “it’s my favorite after Zuppa Toscana.” Even my “I don’t touch veggies” hubby was hooked, so I’m kinda proud of this Creative Kitchen original!

I really find it hard to believe that August is almost over (whew…we dodged Hurricane Irene), but at the same time I’m thrilled that fall is around the corner and we’ll get to dive into a whole new season of food. Living in South Florida will delay the cooler weather till late October or early November, but that doesn’t stop me from switching gears mentally. Fall is my favorite season as I’ve mentioned before, and I can’t wait to share it with you. I’m already dreaming of pumpkin, apples, comfort food, gingersnaps, baking and have even added new cookies to try on my Christmas cookie list. 🙂

What are your favorite fall meals or foods? I’ve found so many new recipes through Stumble Upon and Pinterest that I can’t wait to try! Ooh and Pinterest….have you discovered it yet?

Pinterest is my new social media love! It’s an uplifting, inspiring and creative place to spend your online time. Think virtual bulletin boards, magazine (website) pics that you PIN up to bookmark your favorites around the web. Since I’m visual…it really is a neat place to stop in everyday and browse around. It’s like looking through a virtual magazine. Let me know if you’re on Pinterest so I can follow you, or if you want me to send you an invitation to join.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Paprika Chicken Zucchini Soup
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Recipe type: Soup, Main dish
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Serves: 5
 
A winner with all 3 of my girls, and even my non-veggie eating husband. Try this comfort in a bowl.
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless chicken thighs or 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 zucchini, peeled, quartered and sliced thinly
  • 1 onion sliced and carmelized, then dice
  • 1½ stalks celery, diced
  • ½ stick butter or as needed to saute veggies
  • ½ Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3 quarts chicken stock or broth
Instructions
  1. Coat chicken with paprika, both sides.
  2. Roast chicken or cook in skillet and set aside to cool.
  3. In large skillet carmelize onion and set aside.
  4. In large soup pot, using butter as needed...saute zucchini until cooked to desired doneness. Add in celery and continue cooking.
  5. Add chicken stock or broth to soup pot.
  6. Cut or shred chicken and add to soup.
  7. Add in garlic and carmelized onion.

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This recipe is linked up with Real Food Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Slow Cooking Thursday, Fresh Bites Friday,  Fight Back Friday, Monday Mania, Hearth and Soul Hop & Fat Tuesday.

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22 Responses to Paprika chicken zucchini soup & love of Pinterest

  1. Karla says:

    I will try this soup. But, I had to tell you that I, too, am so excited for fall and winter—not only for the cooler weather but for the food! I can’t wait to start cooking with pumpkins, to decorate for the holidays, and to bake Christmas cookies. Almost everyday, I tell my kids how excited I am for Christmas. I am more excited than they seem to be.

    I’m on Pinterest!
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  2. ButterYum says:

    I just joined pinterest and stumble upon. Haven’t done much on SU yet, but I’m pinning up a storm!

    🙂
    ButterYum
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  3. Jann Mumford says:

    I love soups~waiting for some cooler weather to try this one!

  4. Shelby says:

    Oh yes, I LOVE Pinterest too! Can’t wait to see your series posts!
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  5. Eva says:

    I’m not ready for fall. This soup sounds great; I love the paprika coated chicken.
    Eva recently posted..JTs Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

  6. That looks insanely delicious. Insane in the most wonderful way!
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  7. Love this way to use zucchini… there’s so much of it these days!
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  8. Still too early for soup here. It’s been in the ’90s for several weeks straight now. Still, I’m looking forward to fall and making soup again as I’m getting tired of grilling everything!
    Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! recently posted..Back to school with Udi’s Gluten Free Foods {$1 off coupon}

    • Denise says:

      Yes….I know. It’s HOT!! I made this a few weeks ago when I was stumped for dinner. Had chicken, had zucchini and had to stretch a meal. Definitely a frugal choice!! I’m sooo looking forward to fall weather and food! 🙂

  9. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Pinterest is the best! I love it 🙂

  10. Emily says:

    That soup looks wonderful! I would check out Pinterest, except I am still dealing with Computer Vision Syndrome and have to stick to the bare bone basics when I’m online.
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  11. Vinobaby says:

    Fabulolus! I’m always looking for new ways to use up the summer zucchini. And I am currently hooked on smoked paprika. Nice, easy, and healthy = perfect.

    Cheers!
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  12. Shaina says:

    I love Pinterest, and the soup looks delicious. A great way to bring summer into autumn.
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  13. Sandra says:

    That looks amazing, yum 🙂

  14. Candace says:

    This looks delicious! From the rave reviews that it received from your family, it’s a must try. Isn’t Pinterest wonderful? My boards are full and I’m actually making things on there instead of them getting lost in my bookmarks. This soup will be joining the ranks of my soup board. It’s about to be soup weather in New England so this will be perfect!

  15. Jill says:

    Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. Hope to see you next week! Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for
    Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

    http://realfoodforager.com/2011/09/fat-tuesday-september-20-2011/

  16. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the hearth and soul blog hop!

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  18. Karen Bove says:

    This looks and sounds fabulous! I love zucchini soup but adding chicken and paprika makes it a meal.
    Karen Bove recently posted..Spicy Rice Noodles

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