Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cheat your way to chicken soup

Everybody loves a homemade chicken soup, especially this time of year. With this recipe, you can get the same, delicious soup by taking a few shortcuts and cutting down the time between preparing and enjoying.

What You Need:
  • One rotisserie chicken (mine was garlic and rosemary)
  • One package of soup greens, if available in your produce section
  • Sea Salt
What You Do:
  • Time to get your hands dirty and pull apart the chicken. Peel the skin back and remove all of the meat from the bones. I just used the white meat, and saved the wings and thighs (you can use them for another meal). Add all of the meat you're using to the crock pot.
  • Wash, peel and cut your vegetables. My soup greens package came with celery, carrots, dill, parsley, leeks, an onion, a turnip and a parsnip. If you can't find a package like this at the store, it's easy enough to purchase them separately. Add desired amounts of chopped veggies and herbs to the crock pot.
  • Add enough water to have broth as the soup is cooking, and sprinkle in the desired amount of sea salt (I use the finely ground salt).
After a couple hours of cooking on high in the crock pot, your veggies will be tender, the broth will be flavorful and you'll have a hot bowl of soup to enjoy! With the winter wonderland that has been created in Philly, my neighbors and I went for a 3-hour hike through our neighborhood and the park. Coming home to a hot bowl of soup right out of the crock pot was a delicious midnight snack!

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