Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Homemade Chicken Soup, Dumplings optional

Yesterday I made homemade chicken soup which most of us know how to do but I'll post it anyway..Lots of good quality chicken , carrots, celery and onion are put into this..

Some people add parsley or a tomato as well .  It depends on you. 

Homemade Chicken Soup

12 cups cold water
1 1/2 lb.+ chicken breast or several chicken parts (My mom always used chicken parts(even the neck)of the chicken)  ( I like chicken breasts because they made soup sweeter)
4 peeled carrots
1 whole  medium onion
2 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
celery tops, dried celery, parsley or several celery cut in large pcs.
1  whole tomato(if desired for color)

Wash chicken, add to cold water with the rest of the ingredients and slowly bring to boil over medium heat.  Once it has come to a boil..turn down to low and cook slowly approximately 2 hours or more until chicken is tender and pulls apart.  Take chicken and carrots out and cool slightly.  Cut up chicken and carrots.  Strain soup(discarding onion and celery) add chicken and carrots. Cook your favorite pasta(noodles) and add to soup.

Note:   I add Acne de Pepe and Orzo but thin fine noodles as well as others work well. Drop dumplings make this soup even heartier.

Makes several servings and freezes well...Happy Cooking!

Drop Dumplings:

In medium bowl beat egg with fork add water and salt. Fold in flour.  Bring a medium pot to boil, drop batter using a 1/2 of a small teaspoon(see photo).  Stir while adding so as not to stick to bottom of pan. Cook on medium heat until noodles come to top.  Cook for several minutes more. Drain and add to soup along with some noodles.

From my kitchen to yours,


updated 3/8/17
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