How is it that nothing but chicken and vegetables simmered together can be so satisfying?
This is a great base recipe. Experiment with additions like fresh chopped herbs, pasta or rice, shredded cabbage or butter beans.
Something else. Pretty good soup. I used a roasted chicken carcass from our previous nights dinner as I feel it adds more flavour then the uncooked chicken. I also used tinned chicken stock in lieu of the water, along with my usual seasonings. - 18 Jul 2008
Your basic chicken soup recipe found in most general cook books. It is the old reliable of chicken soup recipes. I appreciated the hint to cut the carrots, celery and onions in half. I had always cut them up in small pieces, and then when I would seive the stock, it was messy to try to retrieve the cut up veggies to put them back in the soup. This is so much easier! When I seive the stock, I place a piece of kitchen roll in the seive. It makes for a nice clear stock. I also cook some noodles to add to the soup. I do not like to add the noodles directly to the pot of soup, because the noodles will absorb too much of the stock. - 18 Jul 2008
super! just like my mum does - a lovely home comfort. i added leeks, sweet potatoe, potatoe, brocolli etc to it towards the end. used the chicken breasts for another meal, and there was still plenty of chicken left in the soup. really lovely! - 21 Jul 2009