Sunday, October 11, 2009

Chicken Soup--It's good for you...

Sometimes I feel like the classic overbearing mother: "Eat your chicken soup, it will make you feel better!"

Well, this chicken soup is full of garlic, cayenne and other virus fighting ingredients. Here is the recipe. It makes a lot, so be sure you have big pot! I got this recipe off of the Sonlighter Club Forums. Thanks Chloe!

In a large pot:

1 whole chicken
20-30 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 Tbs salt
3-4 thyme sprigs
1-2 tsp cayenne pepper
3-4 fresh Rosemary sprigs
1 tsp. fresh ground pepper

Place chicken and other ingredients in a soup pot and cover with water or chicken broth . I used water and then added a some vegetable bouillon and some concentrate chicken stock to it. Cook (covered) on stove top until chicken starts to fall apart. Remove from heat. Strain out chicken and stuff and set aside until cool enough to chop. When cool chop chicken and toss the herb leaves and chicken bones. Reserve broth for next step.

Heat in large pan: [I used my electric skillet]
2 tbs olive oil

Add and saute till the onion is transparent:

1 large onion (coarsely chopped or sliced)
1 fennel bulb (sliced thin)
1 leek (sliced thin)
4-6 stalks of celery (coarse chopped)
1 bell pepper (coarse chopped
1/2 lb. carrots (coarse chopped)

Add and simmer for 3-4 minutes then add to strained chicken stock:
1/2 C white wine {I used Chardonnay}
salt and pepper

Then add:

8-12 oz frozen green beans
8-2 oz frozen peas
1/2 C chopped parsley
1-2 cans chopped tomatoes with juice [I just chopped one tomato]
chopped chicken

Cook till tender. Add salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder or maybe more chicken stock to taste.

You may want to add chopped zucchini, cabbage or any other vegetables you have. I added 1/2 Cup pearled barley as well. If you want you can add noodles to make chicken noodle soup. Put them in the boiling soup about 10-15 minutes before serving.

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