Fennel & Bay Leaf Soup With Chicken and Garlic

Still a beautiful weekend here, but despite the warmth I want some soup, but nothing too heavy.


  • 1 Small Onion Diced
  • 2 Small Carrots cut 1/8 Inch
  • 2 Celery Stalks cut 1/8 inch
  • 1 Fennel Root Cut in half, bulb diced, and top chopped including leaves
  • 1 Tbl of Fennel Seeds, crushed and pulverized
  • 6 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tbl Lovage
  • 1 Cup Chopped Baby Spinach
  • 2 Chicken Bullion Cubes
  • 1 Liter of Water
  • 8 Cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Can of White Beans in Brine

Place your olive oil in a soup pot and heat on medium high. Add your carrots, celery, Crushed fennel seeds, garlic, onion and fennel root and cook until they begin to brown stirring frequently. When the pan begins to dry out add a 1/2 cup of chicken stock and stir scraping the bottom of the pan. Then add your chicken, white beans with the brine, lovage, bay leaves, water and the rest of the bullion cubes. Bring to a boil and then add the spinach,let simmer for 20 minutes. Not much too it, but very good for the soul.

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7 Responses to Fennel & Bay Leaf Soup With Chicken and Garlic

  1. Excellent blog right here! Also your site so much up fast! What web host are you the use of? Can I am getting your affiliate link in your host? I want my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  2. It really doesn’t take that long! And it’s a great way to use up leftover ingredients. You’ll feel thrifty.

  3. Looks awesome! With all those veggies, you should try your own broth too.:)

  4. Charles says:

    Looks great – I love brothy, chunky soups sometimes – they seem so much more filling than blended soups. Always at a loss as well for what to do with fennel so this seems like a great use for it!

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