Chicken Soup and My Slow Cooker...

Monday, January 28, 2013


This soup is a family favorite and I've been making it for years.

Homemade Chicken Soup...




I always pre-cook my chicken in my SLOW COOKER and it always gives
me the most tender chicken.

And it works great even with a  FROZEN chicken breast.
Just place the chicken breast in your slow cooker on low for a few hours
and your chicken will be delicious and moist...


The only thing I added to the chicken was salt and pepper.
NO WATER.
I know you see some liquid in the bottom of that crock pot.

It's the delicious broth that the chicken produces
while it cooks slowly in the crock pot...


Not much, but I added it to the canned chicken broth I had
simmering on the stove.

After a few hours of cooking, I have 2 cups of delicious, 
moist chicken for my soup...


NOW on to the soup!

INGREDIENTS:

Two 32 ounce cartons of chicken broth
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 container Knorr Home Style Stock or a chicken bouillon cube
1 to 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups cooked egg noodles.
Parsley

Empty the cartons of chicken broth into a pot and bring
to a boil on the top of the stove.

Chop the celery and carrots and add them 
to the pot of chicken broth...


Continue to boil until the carrots and celery are fork-tender...


I never add the cooked chicken until after the 
carrots and celery are completely tender.
You can dry the chicken out if it boils AGAIN.

I usually add a Knorr chicken bouillon cube
for extra flavor, but I had a great coupon for their new product, 
"Home Style Stock."
I added one container to the chicken soup...


Add the cooked chicken...


Add the cooked egg noodles...


At this point you would add your chopped parsley
IF you had parsley!
No problem, I added a chunk of frozen chopped spinach to the pot...


Season with pepper and salt, if necessary.

I've been making this soup for years
and have at times added cooked potato gnocchi or
cooked cheese tortellini in place of the egg noodles.


Now, doesn't this look like the perfect meal...


Of course some homemade biscuits always go nicely with homemade soup...


You can find the recipe for the biscuits HERE.

And please, feel free to sit by a nice fire while you enjoy your soup...










9 comments :

  1. Morning Lois,
    that soup looks might good, and bet yall are really enjoying it in the cold weather yall are having. It has warmed up here again, it is going down in the 60's on thursday but only for the day I think, then it will be
    back to the 70 and possibly 8o's.
    Crazy!!
    Hope you had a nice weekend hon,
    and Thanks for coming by Thankful
    thursday and for your encouraging comments as always,
    Love and blessings hon,
    Nellie

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  2. Perfect. There are so many who could use some good chicken soup!

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  3. The soup looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

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  4. Lois,

    Soup looks delicious as slow cooker is working for us, it is easy to put together too.

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  5. We love homemade soup here and have been eating a lot of it this winter. Yours looks yummy!

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  6. There is nothng like a warm crock of soup on a cold winter day. :)

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  7. I have chicken in the slow cooker now for making chicken corn noodle soup tomorrow. Today I did beef & made beef noodle soup. Put up in mason jars & water bath to seal. Your soup looks yummy. Thanks for recipe. Blessings! Lara

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  8. I made some homemade chicken soup just before we came down with the flu. I don't know if it helped, but it sure was nice to have! I have some chicken base and use that instead of bouillon. It adds a nice flavor, I think. I haven't tried the biscuits yet, but I'll be sure to do so. they look good!

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  9. I love a good chicken soup and this looks similar to mine. Yum. Love the fireplace, I miss mine.
    Thank you for linking up with us at "In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party" with Feeding Big.
    Dawn
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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