Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Escarole Soup!

This is another installment of Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Escarole Soup.

I put together this recipe for Escarole Soup which is quick, easy and delicious. I love easy and delicious recipes. Don’t you? This is a healthy dinner that even the kids will love! You will get them to eat some greens!

Here are the other recipes Baked Chicken, Spinach & Chicken Soup, Chili, Shrimp Scampi, Shortcakes, Pot Roast, Basil Pesto Shrimp, Spicy Bean Salsa, Stuffed Zucchini,  Cole SlawZucchini BreadZucchini ItalianoGrapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated MushroomsStuffed Portobello MushroomsChicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

Egg noodles & alphabets cooked separately


  1. Chicken Bouillon and/or water
  2. Breast of chicken with bones
  3. Small – medium onion in quarters
  4. 1-2 cloves garlic or garlic powder
  5. Salt & pepper to taste
  6. 1 large head of escarole or 2 small ones
  7. 2-3 stalks sliced celery
  8. 2-3 carrots sliced
  9. 1/2 C barley regular or quick cooking one
  10. 1/2 C rice or acini de pepe, orzo, pastina, alphabets, egg noodles or other pasta
  11. 2-3 hard boiled eggs


  1. Fill large pot 3/4 of the way with water and/or chicken bouillon
  2. Add chicken breast, chopped onion, salt & pepper and garlic
  3. Add regular barley (takes 45 minutes to cook)
  4. Cook until chicken is done 30-40 minutes
  5. Add celery, carrots and escarole, cook for 10 minutes,
  6. Add quick cooking barley now and cook for 6 more minutes until done.
  7. Add sliced hard boiled eggs
  8. Cook rice or other pasta separately and add after soup is done or add a little to each bowl and pour soup over it. This keeps the soup in the pot from getting too starchy. I usually add the rest of the pasta to the soup later but you may have to add more water and salt & pepper because it can get thick.
  9. Enjoy!

Serve with a crusty bread or any kind of bread! It’s a meal that will fill you up and help keep you healthy with the leafy greens of the escarole.

Escarole Soup – hearty and delicious!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you enjoyed learning a new recipe to share with your family. Please come back again real soon for more entertaining posts about whatever pops into my already overcrowded mind. Thank you for your kind support of me, my books and blog. Take are.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! May your blessings be many! God Bless!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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3 Responses to Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Escarole Soup!

  1. Mary Smith says:

    This sounds good – but I had to look up escarole. I’ve never seen it here. Maybe I could substitute kale? or spinach?

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