Rain, rain, go away… It’s that season in Florida and we know how bad we need the rain. Rain always makes me want to turn down the air, snuggle up, read a book and eat a comforting warm bowl of soup for dinner. This soup tastes just like your grandma’s homemade soup and is incredibly easy.
One of Vaughan’s favorite soups is chicken soup, so I knew the critics would be tough on this one. I knew with the first sip that I had scored! He loved this soup and couldn’t stop raving about it. There is a trick though… You have to cook the Crockpot Chicken and Veggies, save the broth and use the leftover chicken for this recipe. Both recipes fed us for a couple days. I had plenty for lunch leftovers and it was pretty inexpensive.
Once you make the crockpot chicken and store the broth in the fridge, you will notice that it turns into a jelly. This is from the breakdown of the cartilage and all of the good stuff in the chicken. It may seems a little weird but it is actually packed full of nutrients and really good for you. Embrace the jelly substance and and all it’s glory. It will liquify as soon as it’s warm and then gel up again as soon as it’s cool.
- 5 celery stocks
- 4-5 carrots
- 1 small onion
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Leftover Chicken (from the Crockpot Chicken and Veggies recipe)
- Chicken broth from the Crockpot Chicken and Veggies recipe (I had about 7 cups)
- Salt (to taste)
- Optional for Noodles: 1 – 2 Zucchini or 3 eggs
THE HOW TO:
- Dice the celery, carrots and onion.
- Saute celery, carrots and onion in olive oil in a pan over medium heat, just until tender (about 10 minutes).
- Pour in chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
- Dice up the leftover chicken and add to the soup.
- Add salt to taste and simmer for about 5 minutes until everything is hot.
- OPTIONAL: If you want the “noodles,” slice the zucchini on a mandolin into strips. Add for about 2 minutes, right before you pull the soup off the heat. If you don’t want to use zucchini, you can mix up eggs, stir the soup as it’s simmering and slowly stream in the eggs. The eggs will harden as they hit the simmer liquid and create strips of egg.