Saturday, 22 June 2013

Chicken Soup for Cold Relief



There is much information on web debating weather CHICKEN SOUP IS infact useful in easing symptoms of the common cold. 

Well you know what - we love it and it does nourish so what's the harm in whipping up a large batch of Chicken Soup? 

We've got a very SIMPLE recipe that is AFFORDABLE and ADAPTABLE! 

I made this batch with bone in chicken thighs on special for $7.99 per kg.


CHICKEN SOUP

Soup Base

Chicken thigh bone in  
Onion
Garlic
Carrots
Celery

Saute the onion, garlic, carrots and celery in saucepan. 
Add in chicken and cover with water (add any other vegetables now). 
Simmer until chicken is cooked and the vegetables are tender.
Remove the chicken and take off the bone, shred and return to the soup.

Additions / Adaptions

Fresh Ginger 
Herbs
Other vegetables  - you can bulk it out with seasonal vegetables and not only make a larger batch but add in lots of nutritional value.
Rice
Pasta
Quinoa
Chickpeas
Lentils
Noodles

Savvy Tips
# make a large batch in the crockpot/slowcooker and freeze into individual portions for grab and go lunches or when you can't be bothered to cook dinner.

# use any chicken on special, if skin on you can brown in the saucepan first to get the flavour and then remove the skin before shredding back into the soup.

# If have kids that don't like certain vegetables or lumps you can blend for a smooth and creamy soup.


Check out our post here for more on winter wellness.


Do you make soup at home? what your favourite? let us know below...

Trish & Treena x

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