Wow! It’s been a little while since I’ve been able to write a post! Is your family suffering with all the viruses that are going around? Mine is! It seems like each of us has had some sort of ‘bug’ over the last few weeks, and it isn’t something that goes away quickly!
When I was young, my mom always made chicken soup when we were suffering from colds or other respiratory ailments. There is just something soothing about it! I’ve made several pots of it during the last 2 weeks. My recipe is not written down. . .it’s one of those that I just throw together, but I’ll try to make it easy for you to make!
4 large chicken breasts
2-3 quarts water
1 medium onion, diced
3-4 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 cans chicken broth
1-2 cups dried rice or egg noodles
seasonings to taste: salt; basil; rosemary; Mrs. Dash; cayenne pepper
Bring the water to boil in a large stock pot. Add the chicken and cook thoroughly. Remove chicken. Add chopped onion, carrots, chicken broth, rice or pasta and seasonings. Cook until vegetables are tender and rice/pasta is cooked. Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add to the stock pot. Heat through. I sometimes thicken the soup just a little using cornstarch. You might enjoy adding other vegetables such as celery to your soup.