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Home made chicken soup
« on: January 07, 2018, 01:34:54 PM »
I have a few roosters in the freezer and they are not really good for frying. I decided to make some soup out of one of them.
I don't measure anything so I took some pictures as I went to show how much I used.
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Re: Home made chicken soup
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 01:37:45 PM »
Start out with a big pot full of water. Put the chicken in it to boil until the met falls off the bone. I cut the legs and thighs off so it would cook more evenly. When it starts to boil there will be a foam on the water. Just skim it off with a big spoon

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Re: Home made chicken soup
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 01:40:52 PM »
While the chicken is cooking. Chop one medium onion, a bunch of celery and carrots and set them to the side in a bowl.

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Re: Home made chicken soup
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 01:43:40 PM »
I like garlic so I put in a couple cloves. The easy way to peel garlic is to put it in a jar and shake vigorously. Then separate the cloves from the peels. Then you can tore the left over cloves in that jar for future use. I took a video of this part but I messed it up. It disappeared.

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Re: Home made chicken soup
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 01:45:43 PM »
Now the chicken is done so remove the chicken from the boiling water and put the Vegitable mixture in. I put in 4 bay leaves. Salt and pepper to taste. I don't use much. You can always add more later.

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Re: Home made chicken soup
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 01:46:20 PM »
Shred the chicken and put it back in with the veggies.

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Re: Home made chicken soup
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 01:47:12 PM »
I cheated this time. I bought noodles. Put these in when the veggies are about half done.

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Re: Home made chicken soup
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 02:23:53 PM »
First taste test. Its a little bland. Need to add more salt. It really should simmer longer. Noodles are not quite done.

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Re: Home made chicken soup
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 04:16:36 PM »
looks tasty, Jon.

Interesting that most soups nowadays (commercial) are devoid of many health benefits because there is too little time spent boiling the carcass and bones.  That is a wonderful source of glucosimine and is great ofr your joints.

Making your own stock and reducing with bones and carcass in is a great way to maximize your money, have healthier soups and dishes and it can be frozen in cubes to drop into dishes as needed right from the freezer
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Re: Home made chicken soup
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 02:29:28 PM »
Looks good! We have a ham bone that will be pea soup in a day or so. The wife is always making chicken soup from cooked chickens. Its so good and as TRN says so much better than anything canned. Plus you can add whatever you have on hand so not wasting what otherwise might get spoiled or tossed out.

My wife is a label reader and paranoid about the additives in stuff so we've just started buying dried beans (which is great in my mind cause they are so much cheaper). She makes a Tuscan bean soup with white beans....mmm....like a pea soup in that some of them break up completely and thicken the broth. That and some crusty bread and I am gtg! Homemade soup is awesome!  :likebutton: