Only add salt at the very end or when ready to serve. Chicken stock is the staple and base to every great soup. A soup can be ready in minutes if it has a good chicken stock as the base.
The corn in this soup makes it creamy and more full flavored. Feel free to add beans and fresh lime to this soup to make it a real Mexican chicken soup! The longer you cook this soup, the more flavor it will have.
If you don’t have chicken or vegetable stock, you can use water, just be sure there is enough salt to bring out the flavor of the vegetables. Adding basil here is not for garnish, it is for flavor. The sharpness of the basil will pair well with the sweet and simple flavors of the soup.
As the weather is getting colder, there is nothing like having a big pot of soup on the fire. This is my version of lentil soup but feel free to play around with the vegetables you put in!
This soup is so filling you don’t need much else for dinner! Fish chowder might intimidate people and is usually very heavy and fattening. This is my lighter and healthier version and I promise if you buy fresh fish, there is nothing fishy about this soup.