Saturday, January 7, 2012

Homemade Chicken soup

Homemade Chicken soup is one of our family staple meals. It's easy to make, and what I love about it is you can transform this simple soup into other yummy dishes for your family. Some simple changes can be is to add Matzo Ball. I use Streits Mix. You can also add rice, homemade noodles, or thicken the broth to make a gravy. Once the broth is thicken you can use it as a filling to make individual pot pies with homemade or pre-made pie shells.
This is how I make this soup:  Two 24oz. chicken broth (Sam's Club), 1 whole chicken, 1 diced onion, 4 diced garlic cloves, 1/4 c. olive oil, 1 diced stalk of celery, 4 peeled & diced carrots, 1 bag fresh French green beans, salt, pepper, sage, rosemary, and thyme.
In large stock pot add oil on medium heat. Then onion, and garlic. Cook until translucent. Add broth and whole chicken. Spices next. I recommend you decide how much you would like to add to your soup. We are all different. I prefer less salt, and more basil. Cover stock pot and simmer for a few hours. Yes hours. You want to have the best chicken soup you ever had don't you? In a few hours the chicken will be soft and falling off the bone. I take chicken out of pot, and put in a large bowl to cool. Remove meat, shred and put back in soup pot. Add veggies, and cook until tender. I usually taste the broth at this point to see if any seasoning are needed. Use your leftover soup, and be create. Happy souping!

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