I have always wanted to be able to cook a good pot of chicken soup. There is just something so comforting about a warm bowl of chicken soup in the middle of winter. So, when we went to friends for lunch this past Saturday and I saw that she had a big pot of chicken soup bubbling on the stove for us, I used the opportunity to ask her how she made it.
This week I used her input, and added some twists of my own, and viola…this recipe emerged. I am so chuffed with how well it turned out, that I can’t not share it with you.
Chicken soup is known to be a very nutritious meal which has traditionally been given to people with colds and flu to help them feel better. With all the cold and flu germs going around at this time of year, grab a bowl of chicken soup to give your body some great nutrients to help to keep you healthy this winter.
- 2 onions diced
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 3 stalked of celery chopped
- 6 chicken pieces
- 3 small/ medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 400g of carrots, peeled and cut into rounds
- 300g of green beans, chopped
- ½ teaspoon origanum
- ½ teaspoon rosemary
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- A little salt and pepper
- 5-6 cups of water
- Oil for cooking
- Cook the onion, garlic and celery in the oil in a big pot, until the onion is transparent
- Add the chicken, herbs, salt and pepper, and toss together until the chicken is browned
- Add the rest of the ingredients and the water
- Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer with the lid on for approximately 1 hour
- Once cooked, remove the chicken pieces from the pot and shred the chicken off the bone.
- Return the shredded chicken to the pot and stir it all together
- You can sprinkle some chopped parsley into each bowl as you serve it
- This makes a nice big pot of soup, so you can freeze portions, or feed a lot of friends :)
- This can be served as a stew or a soup, depending how much water you add, or depending how you’d like to serve it
- As long as you keep the salt and pepper to a miniumum, this is an ideal meal to feed to your baby over 6 months of age