A Hearty Soup Inspired By Many Generations of Eastern European Grandmothers!
For Chicken Stock:
- 1 whole chicken (about 5 lbs)
- l Large yellow onion, quartered
- 1 parsnip quartered
- 1 Turnip quartered
- 2 carrots cut in thirds
- 2 celery stalks cut in thirds ( keep leaves on)
- 4 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1 small handful of parsley
- 1 large bay leaf
- Tablespoon of salt (or more to your taste)
- Optional, 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1 ½-2 lbs. of white mushrooms cleaned and sliced
- 4 carrots sliced in bite sized chunks
- 1 ½ Cups Bob’s Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix
- Optional 1 can of rinsed white beans
- Shredded chicken (you can use chicken from stock or rotisserie)
- Salt and pepper to your taste.
- Use an 8 quart pot with a lid
- Clean out chicken cavities and place in pot. Add water to cover the chicken and fill the pot within 2-3 inches of the top
- Add bay leaf, salt and apple cider vinegar (if using)
- Bring to a boil (with cover not fully on) and let cook for one hour, skimming foam off the top as you go.
- Once chicken is cooked, remove the whole chicken from the pot and take meat off the bones to shred for later. If you have a lot of time you can add the bones back into pot and let the stock boil another hour to create more flavor and add more nutrients to the broth.
- Once chicken stock is done, remove the bay leaf and chicken/bones.
- Add the stock vegetables to the pot. Boil vegetables until they are very soft.
- Once the vegetables are cooked and soft, remove using a slotted spoon and put them into the bowl of a food processor or high-powered blender. Process until fully pureed.
- Add Bob’s Red Mill Veggie Soup Mix into the stock bring to boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, add puree and the rest of the soup ingredients (mushrooms, carrots, beans, shredded chicken) into the pot
- Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for another 20 minutes.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper
Shine On And Glow Kitchen 👩🍳Tips:
You can freeze extra soup. I portion them into freezer bags. If putting smaller portions into a bigger tray or bag, separate with paper towels so they don’t stick together.
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