Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Crock Pot Chicken Soup
Nothing warms your body on a cold winter's day more than a warm bowl of delicious soup. My boyfriend makes this soup in the crock pot, mostly. I love it with a piece of homemade bread and butter. When I was a kid my mom always made chicken in the crock pot. It's great for chicken salad, sandwiches and soup. He had never seen chicken done in the crock pot like this before, but now he's addicted. I use split breasts. They give you a lot of flavor because of the bones and skin are still on them. This is really easy and you can do the whole thing in one pot. Plus it freezes well.
2 large chicken split breasts
1/2 sweet onion
2 ribs celery
2 T fresh parsley
spices - thyme, rosemary, sage, marjoram, salt and pepper
Chop celery and onion in large pieces. Dice the potatoes and carrots. In the crock pot add chicken, enough water to cover it, celery, onion and spices. If you read this blog, you know I never measure, so it's probably about a 1/4 teaspoon of the dried spices and 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley. Turn the crock pot on low for 5-6 hours or high for about 3 hours. Once done, take out everything, but broth. Take the meat off the bone and set aside. Discard the veggies. Add diced potatoes and carrots and turn the crock pot on high. Cook until the veggies are tender. Add back the meat. Ladle into bowls.