Thursday, March 1, 2007

Tasty Thursday

Oh, what to share? There are so many recipes that are my favorite, but I think I'll share something good for a cold, windy day. Visit The Pumkin Patch for more great Tasty Thursday recipes!

Awesome Chicken Soup

  • 1 to 2 pounds cooked chicken, diced or torn, or white meat from a whole roast chicken, torn off by hand (original recipe suggested a few raw chicken breasts, cut)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 to 3 ribs celery and greens from the heart, chopped
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded potatoes, ready to cook hash browns, or frozen shredded hashbrowns
  • 1 pint whole milk, or half-and-half or cream
  • 1 quart chicken stock, available in boxes on soup aisle
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg, a healthy grating
  • 1 cup frozen green peas

In a medium pot over medium to medium high heat, cook chicken in butter for a minute or two, then add veggies and season with salt and pepper and poultry seasoning. Cook 5 minutes more, add flour cook another minute. Add potatoes, then whisk in half-and-half or cream and chicken stock. Add nutmeg. Bring soup to a boil by raising heat, then turn heat back to simmer and cook soup another 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings. Add peas. Stir in to warm them through for about 5 or 6 minutes.


Trista said...

YUMMY! Can't go wrong with Chicken Soup!