Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cold Weather? Make Mom's Chicken Soup!

Today, where I live in Maine, it is going to be less than zero degrees.  Ouch!!  When it is that cold I swear it just freezes you from the inside out.  One of my favorite ways to warm up is with a big bowl of soup.  Today I will be making one of my favorites...Mom's Chicken Soup. This easy recipe is always a welcome treat on a cold day.  I have shared it here before but it has been awhile so, here it is for those of you who missed it the first time around.  Stay warm!!

Mom's Chicken Soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Large Chopped Onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 carrots sliced thinly (I have been known to use baby carrots as a short cut!! )
  • 2 celery ribs sliced thinly
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 8 Cups chicken stock or broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 1/4  cup long grain white rice
  • 2 Cups Chicken (My favorite flavor comes from leftover baked chicken but cubed boneless breasts work too)

  • In a large stock pot saute vegetables and garlic until they are slightly softened.  Add broth, water, sage, thyme, pepper and bay leaves and bring to a boil.  Add rice and chicken. Turn down heat to low and cook until rice is soft...about 30 minutes. 
    *I will often double this recipe up  and freeze some.  It freezes well and is wonderful to have on hand when you are sick and don't feel like cooking!


    Helen Bush said...

    I love chicken soup. I had to buy me some (from the can) just yesterday, but I am pinning this to try some homemade :) Hope it turns out as good as my grandma's

    Dianna said...

    sounds so good---it is so cold here-- that a good soup would just about make it better---so I had to pin this recipe in my pinterest so I can get it done tomorrow.. Thanks for the recipe its making me hungry

    barkergirl33 said...

    I never got my gramma's chicken soup recipe before she passed- this sounds delicious and cozy. It is going to drop below zero this week- I am going to give it a try - thanks for the post.