Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chicken Soup Recipe... I Don't Need no Stinking Chicken Soup recipe

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November is coming... Cold, blustery... nasty.

None of the charm of a winter day, none of the hope of a spring day, none of the pleasures of a summer day and even though it is fall, November days have just a sad memory of the beauty of early fall.

So, let's make soup.  I hope i don't take the mystic out of making soup, cause it really is about the easiest dish you can make.  And perfect to use up leftovers.

All you need is Chicken Stock

Store bought or make your own (I love my rotisserie chicken, makes enough stock to get the chicken FREE)!

Cut up some vegetables...

Carrots and celery are always around my pantry.

Saute some onions in butter... just to get them soft and an easy way to add a bit of butter fat to the soup.

 Toss in some spices.  Of course I had me some of my "Not Your Grandmother's Herbes de Provence", but savory or spicy (at the end I added 1 tsp of "Big Easy in a Jar", my Cajun Mix just to add a tiny kick).

Let this all simmer for about an hour just to soften the carrots.

Then add whatever meat leftovers you have.  Night before last, I made some Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken.  I had 4 thighs left.  I tossed them in whole.  Once they simmered for an hour, the meat was easy to strip from the bone and shred...

Toss in the pan and continue to simmer for a few minutes, long enough to heat the meat!

And you have soup

Cause that's how easy it is to make soup.

Season to taste (this was the point I added just a single tsp of Cajun spices)

Maybe add a diced up Poblano Pepper for color and that nasty cloudy cold November day becomes tolerable.


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Recipes for Soup, Chili or Chowder" (Now more than 52 and still growing)

Soup from Scratch is one of the great kitchen joys.  The house smells amazing and the soup warms to the bone.  From broth to chowder, vegetarian to loaded up chili... Even a great idea for a party (love the Potato Soup Bar idea).  Come take a look, sure to have something you might like to try.  All recipes have been tested and WORK!

So, I am pleased to add this as one of my growing list of "52 Uses For a Rotisserie Chicken"  (Now close to 100!)

MUCH more than a chicken sandwich.  From Scratch Pizza to Chinese Take Out recipes, Lots of Soups and Chili... Appetizers to Main Courses (Still can't find a dessert, but I am looking).  More than enough ideas for that store bought bird to shine with just a little extra work.  All recipes have been tested and WORK!


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