Thursday, February 7, 2008

Chicken soup

Veggie friends, avert your eyes....

I made this soup the other day because I needed something to make me feel better and didn't want the tetra-pak, aluminum packaging, or preservatives.
  • 3 chicken pieces (2 drumsticks and a thigh)

  • water

  • medium carrot

  • fresh rosemary

  • salt

-put the chicken in a pot
-add water until chicken is covered
-add roughly chopped carrot (could also add celery, onion or other aromatic)
-bring to boil and then simmer for 50mins
-add fresh rosemary (1 sprig). Optional but worth it.
-simmer for an additional 10 mins
-remove chicken
-strain the soup through a sieve, cheesecloth etc. to get rid of the bits
-add salt to taste (my taste requires a lot of salt - but I still think its less than in the canned stuff)
-shred the chicken and add some to the soup. The rest can be eaten in sandwiches, or on salads etc.

*this makes enough for approx 3 bowls of soup
*chicken, carrot and rosemary was local and organic

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