Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Old-Fashioned Chicken Soup

Chicken Noodle SoupThis is a basic chicken noodle soup. Great for snowy days and days you are under the weather. It really does not require an recipe but for the first time it is good to have an ideas of what should be cooked first. I also If you are able to find a stewing hen they have more flavor but are less tender. I added two teaspoons of instant chicken bouillon to make the soup more flavorful since I used some frying chicken thighs. This is actually a good budget recipe use use the chicken parts you can find on sale in the market.. You can use any type of noodle you prefer I used Alphabet noodles I got form the Hispanic section of the local grocery store.

4 lb chicken
1 each onion, sliced
1 each bay leaf
1 single salt & pepper
3 quart water, cold
1 each carrot, sliced
1 cup celery, sliced
1 teaspoon parsley

Wash and clean chicken carefully; cut in pieces. Cover with the cold water. Add the seasoning and let simmer for 3 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken and cut into pieces. Discard bay leaf. Skim off fat. Bring broth to boiling. Stir in the carrots, celery and noodles and simmer until noodles are tender but still firm. add Stir in chicken and parsley.

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