Country Chicken Soup

  • Yield: 12 servings


2cups chopped onions
1 1/2cups chopped celery
1 1/2cups chopped carrots
3tablespoons olive oil
3pounds chicken, chopped into bite-size pieces
3cups canned black-eyed peas, drained
3quarts (12 cups) chicken broth
2tablespoons rubbed sage
12ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Saute the onions, celery and carrots in the olive oil in a 3-gallon saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the chicken, peas, bouillon and sage and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the spinach and season with salt and pepper. Cook until heated through and ladle into soup bowls.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Biltmore Company, Biltmore, Our Table to Yours, Chef’s Selection Cookbook (The Biltmore Compan,y 2007).