Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup has to be on the list of all time comfort foods. A hearty slow cooked pot of chicken, tomato, potato, onions and carrots. It might be old fashioned but when it's homecooked it can soothe a cold and makes a meal out of soup.

When I'm tired and needing of nourishment I turn to this soup and make a simple evening of a bowl of chicken soup and toasted bread. Could I ask for anything more?

Chicken Soup

1 chicken leg quarter, skin removed and cut at the joint
3 potatoes, peeled and cut roughly into small bite size pieces
1 carrot, cut roughly
3 tomatoes, cut roughly
1 small onion, cut into thin wedges
2 gloves of garlic, crushed
2 cups of chicken stock
1 cup water
30g butter
1/2 tsp thyme
salt & pepper

1. In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown the chicken. Add in the garlic and onion and cook until soft.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Cook for for 5 mins. Pour in the chicken stock and water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for at least 45 mins - 1 hr. Cook until the chicken is tender and can come off the bone.
3. Remove the chicken pieces and shred with a fork. Discard all the bones. Add the chicken meat back into the saucepan and cook a further 5 mins.
4. Remove the soup from the heat and serve with toast.


  1. A real comfort food...every one will love this Cinda.

  2. Agree with...real comfort food. I cook this very often. It's nutritious. My children are quite good in cooking this soup nowadays.

  3. what a great looking chicken soup!! perfect for the soul....

  4. Looks great! Like the template of your blog.

  5. Oooh! I like chicken soup and yours looks especially rich and flavourful!



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