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Back to School Chicken Soup

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It's back to school time for many families with school aged children and sending them back to school might mean sore throats and sniffles.  This is the time of year when I make sure my kids  are extra diligent about washing their hands, drinking lots of water and I pull out my soup pot.  Home made chicken soup has always helped me manage the cold/flu season and cut down on illness in my home.  Here is the simple recipe I use for my pot of "magic."

Onion, garlic, chicken on the bone, seasonings, kale or spinach, lemon, pasta, water

Onion, garlic, chicken on the bone, seasonings, kale or spinach, lemon, pasta, water

Sautee onion and garlic in pot.  Add roast chicken leftovers, 6-8 cups of water, seasonings, fresh kale/spinach.  Cook for about 5 minutes on medium.  Squeeze fresh lemon and cook on medium/low for 15 minutes.  Add pasta, I prefer angel hair, and cook for additional 10-15 minutes.  Add additional water and seasonings to taste.  Enjoy and stay healthy!