This #ShiptLife sponsored review and recipe post has been compensated by Meijer. As always, my ecstatic opinions for making life easier are my own.
Amidst the shorter days and colder nights, winter has finally hit the midwest. And so has the head colds, fevers, chills, and miscellaneous germs one would rather not spread. What I do want to share however, is when comfort recently called. Which was all the more easier to answer with grocery delivery from Shipt at Meijer!
While I’d heard of on-demand grocery delivery before, it normally took a minimum 24 hours to deliver. Enter Shipt at Meijer. Where depending time and weather, (a recent look at 9pm shows a 4am Saturday morning availability) you could get your order in as little as an hour! Meaning on a day I was rushed to finish work and pick up a sick kiddo from school?
- I was able to use my smartphone app to place an order at 10am, for an 11-12pm delivery.
- It was in cue with Shipt grocer Amanda J. by 10:37am.
- My Shipt grocer was in the checkout lane by 11:02am.
- My next text indicating an estimated 8 minute travel time was at 11:17am.
- By 11:30am, I felt I had a new friend and all the groceries were in my van.
And ya’ll…not only was the milk double bagged; the special order for specific TP obtained; the frozen foods nestled among the meat to keep cool; and the order otherwise perfect. But she even knew to text for my preference when my Meijer brand Mozzarella cheese was unavailable. Most people would only recognize the difference in the “chef style”or “finely shredded” appearance. Amanda from Shipt however, knew the “Italian Style” spices may indicate a flavor or allergen issue.
Not only was I impressed. But as a single Mom on a rather difficult day, I loved that I could order up the help I needed. So Shipt is certainly a delivery service I would recommend trying. Work done and girl retrieved, I found myself in the kitchen ready to cook up a garlic infused, southern hash brown chicken soup.
Having bought 2 pounds of True Goodness by Meijer boneless skinless chicken breast, I pulled one (of three) breast pieces out to slice. With the cooler weather, chicken soup is an obvious choice. With having a sick kid in the house, infusing garlic in every dish to bolster the immune system is the next good move. I’d finish this stove-top soup up with my frozen freezer staples of peas, carrots, and southern hash browns.
Using my Grand Gourmet pan (you can find this pan at Meijer too), I added 1 tbsp of butter to the diced, bite-sized chicken. Next I’ll add our pantry favorite…garlic salt. With a blend of sea salt, garlic, and parsley, this is great to sprinkle on everything from grilled cheese to any meats you’re cooking. In addition to this, it also includes corn starch. Which also does a great job thicken soups, stews, and gravy.
I sprinkle 2 tsp over the raw meat and butter. This will salt the meat but also form a wonderful base for the soup. I set the pan to a medium heat. And cook the chicken until I see it’s starting to brown.
Removing it from the heat, I add in 1 cup of Meijer Peas & Carrots. You can’t go wrong with this classic combo. And whether your looking to get well or stay that way, these frozen favorites don’t take long to thaw.
Next, you’ll add my go-to frozen potato, the Southern Style Hash Brown. Not coated, these diced potatoes are great for everything! Including a this stove top soup. Where they’re able to just barely begin to break down, creating a wonderful starch infused broth. Add in 2 cups to your chicken and veggies.
Last but not least, I add in 2 cups of chicken stock. I was happy to see that True Goodness by Meijer also offers bone broth option. Which would substitute in easily. But I always have a habit of letting the soup boil too long. And I like the larger chicken stock packaging for adding in fresh stock to thin the soup before serving or for rewarming any left over.
Once the stock is added, stir to mix and place your pan over a high heat. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to allow the soup to simmer for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Having grown up in a large family of varied tastes, I like recipes that season minimally. Once bowled, each person is nearly expected to sprinkle in more seasoning of their own preference. And this soup allows for exactly that. It’s also wonderful to thicken as a stew, and pour over a split buttermilk biscuit.
I’d love to hear what you’d add to this great chicken soup to make it your own. As well as if you’ve tried the Shipt grocery delivery at Meijer. With over 25 Detroit Metro locations, I’m hoping Shipt will be in your neighborhood too!
While there is a monthly and yearly membership options; you can try Shipt for free for 2-weeks (you’ll also get a $10 credit). And the delivery is free for orders of $35 or more. So make sure to try this and other new recipes on demand. And never stress getting to the grocery store again!