Food Nanny Chicken Soup
Plan Ahead: Prepare chicken ahead and freeze it.
chicken breast, bone in or
- 1 ½ tbsp butter or olive oil
- 3 tbsp onion, minced
- 2 tbsp celery, chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled and sliced thin
- 4 cups water, or use the broth from cooking the chicken
- 5 chicken bullion cubes or 5 teaspoons chicken flavored bouillon
- ½ cup frozen peas
- ½ tsp French gray salt
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
In a small saucepan bring one chicken breast and water to a boil with
just enough water to cover the chicken. When it boils turn the heat down
to low and cook over low heat for 10 min. Cover, turn the heat off and
let steam for 10 min.
In a small saucepan heat 1½ Tablespoons butter. Add onion, celery and
sliced carrot. Sauté until the onion is soft. Add 4 cups water and bouillon
cubes or chicken flavored bouillon. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and
simmer until carrots are tender.
Tear the chicken into pieces with your hands. Add it to the onion, celery
and carrot. Add frozen peas. Sprinkle with coarse salt and fresh ground
black pepper to taste. When the peas are cooked and the soup is heated
through but not boiling, remove from heat and serve immediately.
Serve with: Food Nanny Hot Rolls or Food Nanny Baguettes. Hot Bread
and butter. Serve over mashed potatoes.
Variations: Add ½ cup cooked rice to the soup. Or add the rice with the
carrots. Let it cook 5 min. longer. Or add 4 oz. noodles when you add the
water. You can use leftover chicken.