Cajun Recipe for National Soup Month

Cajun Recipe for National Soup Month

Let’s get zesty this January!

January is National Soup Month!  In honor of this month, you should whip up a delicious pot of soup for all your loved ones to enjoy.  Want a tasty twist on a comforting favorite?  Then try out this recipe for Cajun chicken noodle soup.

Cajun Chicken Noodle Soup

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • kosher salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into ¼-in slices
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning (without salt)
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 32 oz. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup pasta rings or small pasta shape
  • ¼-cup freshly chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, warm olive oil. Season chicken with salt and cook until golden brown all over, 5 minutes per side.  Transfer to a plate to cool, then chop into ½-inch cubes and set aside with any leftover drippings.
  2. Return pot to medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil, garlic, and onions. Cook until softened, 4 to 5 minutes.  Add celery, red bell pepper, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and salt and cook, 3 to 4 minutes.  Add lemon juice, broth, and ½ cup water and bring to a boil.  Add pasta and cook according to package instructions.
  3. Stir in chicken with leftover juices and parsley and heat until warmed through. Serve immediately.This easy and exceptionally tasty soup is a great way to celebrate this National Soup Month.

Interested in exploring other Cajun flavors?  Then make sure you mark your calendar for the next Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival.  In the summer of 2019, Simi Valley will come alive with Cajun music and food, zydeco music, blues music, a Mardi Gras parade, zydeco dance lessons, and more!  To learn more about this exciting local event, contact Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival today.