There is nothing quite like chicken soup. I have been feeling under-weather and determined to feel better as my birthday is later this week and I love a good celebration! Now this is not how I used to cook chicken soup, but after having dinner in the fall at my friend Caroline’s place, this is now how I cook chicken soup. I was a little surprised when I saw her put the entire chicken in a pot to make her chicken soup. But this is one of the things I love about having dinner at friends places, everyone has their own styles and tricks.
This way of cooking chicken soup is so delicious and simple.
1 2lb Pound Chicken
2 Small to Medium Yellow Onion cut into 1/2 inch cubes
3 Medium Sized Carrots quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 Leek quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/4 inch slices
4 Celery stalks cut into 1/4 inch slices
6 Cloves of Garlic chopped
4 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
Salt and Pepper
In a large Stock pot put all of the ingredients in and add enough water to just cover the chicken. Place on stove, on low to medium heat and cook covered with a lid for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.
The chicken will break away from the bone. Ladle the veggies and broth into a bowl and pieces of chicken. Ready to eat!