Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chicken Soup - Secret Recipe Revealed!

When I was sick; one of my wife's healing remedies was home-made Chicken Noodle Soup.
How do you make this healing recipe:

4 Chicken legs (with bones)
1 red potato
1 red potato
2 carrots
3 stalks of celery
3 cloves of garlic
1 onion (medium)
4-6 green onions
rosemary (fresh)

Spices: Dried Basil, parsley (fresh), sea salt, ground pepper corns, garlic powder.
If you like it spicy add: Chile Powder, chili peppers, peprika, cayenne pepper


In large pot, cover chicken legs with water and bring to boil.
Let boil for approximately 3 minutes. (You'll notice some 'foamy' stuff coming to the top - that's what we're getting rid of at this step).
Fill pot with clean water (We like to have a side pot boiling water to dump on top of the 'clean' chicken to help speed up the process).
Once chicken has fully cooked - pull the meat off the bones and put in side bowl.
Continue boiling bones in pot for a LONG time - this is your broth base.
During this time, chop your vegetables to whatever size you like.
Remove bones (and save in case you want to make more soup later!)
Add vegetables and spices. You pick how much spice you want to make it delicious for you.
(I usually like to save the celery for a few minutes because I like it a bit crunchy).
Continue scraping 'froth' off the top.
Boil until the potatoes are soft.

Now that you've been boiling your broth for about an hour it's time to add the chicken! Cut your pre-cooked (boiled) chicken into smaller pieces and add to soup so it can soak up your delicious broth. Continue to boil for about 5 minutes and serve!

As you continue to get stronger you'll want more meat, add rice, all those good things.
This is tasty and hardy and is a great source of natural vitamins your body needs to help you recover.

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