Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Powerful Chicken Soup

Awesome homade chicken/turkey soup:

This is so easy and so healthy, expecially with all the colds and flus circulating this will certainly help prevent it from happening to you or help you get better : : )

1 whole chicken/small turkey quarted
fresh thyme
fresh rosemary
1 lemon and zest
1 orange and zest
1 clove of garlic
one small onion minced
4 carrots
4 turnips
4 parsnips
4 celery stalks
1 can stewed tomatoes no salt

I get the chicken/turkey whole and quarter it myself.  I place the pieces into a large deep stock pot filled with water about 3 inches from top.  Add tied bunch of thyme, chopped garlic, rosemary, add the zest of one small lemon then cut lemon into 4 wedges and add to pot.  Add zest of one small orange then cut into four wedges and add to pot. Salt and pepper about 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, you may need more depending on taste.

Bring to boil and let slow boil for about 20 minutes.  remove ornage and lemon pieces from pot and disguard. Continue to boil another 20 mintues low boil.  Then remove chicken onto cutting board.

Grab a strainer and a large pot and strain the broth so to remove all the herb sticks and and other floating debri (lol) you want a clean broth. 

Put the clean strained broth back on stove top and add 4 chopped carrots , parsnips, turnips, celery (use the leaves of the celery) and 1 canned stewed tomatoes to the pot and simmer for about 30 minutes or until veggies are tender.  meanwhile clean the chicken /turkey from the bones and cut into bite size pieces.  When all the veggies are tender add the meat to the pot.  You may want to add more salt and pepper at this point, taste it first. 

I serve this in a bowl topped with some fresh parsley and grated romano cheese......Yummyyy

This soup is so full of power foods and so nutritous it tastes great like it is or you can put it over rice, noodles, or dumplings...

The aroma that fills your house is amazing with this soup recipe!

1 comment:

  1. something new -adding oranges and lemons to chicken soup. My next soup recipe will try this.