Mmmm. There’s nothing better than warm chicken noodle soup when you’re not feeling well. I decided I needed to make some for Allen. He’s still not feeling so hot from the surgery. PROBABLY because he overdid it and played a show TWO days after the procedure. He’s nuts.
He wrote about it here.
Anyways… soup time. I’m bad at following recipes. And now I’m learning that I’m not so good at typing up a recipe either. So how about a general breakdown of what I did and y’all can make it your own? Here we gooo…
-1 whole chicken — Organ meats, bones, everything #flavor #dontwaste — Preferably organic/local/yadda yadda yadda
-1 large onion, diced — Organic, yo
-A handful of large (and yes, organic) carrots, chopped
-Celery, chop it up — I like lots in my soup. Throw the leaves in too! #flavor
-2 quarts of chicken stock/broth — Homemade is my jam but I was fresh out so I used some organic goodness from our local health food store
-A couple cloves of garlic, whole or minced (o.r.g.a.n.i.c.) — I was planning on throwing this in but last minute realized my garlic had gone bad (SAD)
-Organic Coconut Oil — A couple spoonfuls will do.
-Organic Olive Oil — A splash or two.
-Celtic Sea Salt — To taste… But familiarize yourself with this (amazing) salt before cooking with it. It’s much stronger than your average (boring) table salt.
-Organic Turmeric — A dash. Or two. Or three…
-Organic dried Bay Leaves — I threw in 3 this time. More or less is fine tho. It’s a personal preference type of thing.
-Organic Black Pepper — Crack that goodness fresh, yo.
-Organic Rice Pasta — Totally optional. I didn’t add in any cooked pasta this time. We like rice pasta in our house.
I’m pretty sure that’s all I used this time around. I think next time I’ll add in some fresh mushrooms and replace 1 quart of the chicken stock with 1 quart of homemade bone broth. YUM.
1.) Clean up your chicken/organ meats, place in crock pot
Oh, you need a closer look at this beauty? BAM! #getinmabelly
Voila. Tasty chicken soup. Enjoy!