Shelf Stable Recipes: Garden Chicken Stew

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Submitted by: Emily, R
From:Casa Grande, AZ


1/2 cup dehydrated carrots
1/2 cup dehydrated white onions
1/2 cup dehydrated green bell peppers
1/2 dehydrated celery
1/2 cup potato dices
1/2 cup orzo (or any small pasta)
2 Tbs Italian Seasoning
9-10 cups water
3 Tbs chicken boullion
1 12oz can chicken (or pint jar)

Combine carrots, onion, bell peppers, celery, potato dices, Italian seasoning, chicken boullion and water into a medium sized pot. Boil for 10-15 minutes. Add in orzo and chicken ~ be sure to include the juice from chicken. Boil an additional 5-10 minutes Serve hot and enjoy!

Special Notes:
For those elderly family members who do not get enough fiber in their diets this a great way to sneak it in! Be sure to use Benefiber or any “natural” fiber (no orange flavored Metamucil stuff).

  • KBeal

    Sneaky and ingenious to suggest adding fiber supplement to the soup!

  • Tuxgirl

    Interesting… I made something quite similar last night, using just whatever I scrounged from our pantry… 🙂 yummy stuff…

  • LGCS

    This sounds wonderful, but what is Italian Seasoning 9

    • Italian Seasoning is just a spice. It has all the basics used in spaghetti sauce like basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, etc. It’s easier to use then to pull out 5 different jars of spices for a nice Italian flavor.

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