Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chicken Soup

, originally uploaded by Sunshine1102.

This is my favorite chicken soup. It is very simple but full of flavor.

Chicken Soup
11 Cups of Water (or enough to cover chicken)
1/2 chicken

2 Stacks of Celery sliced
1 Medium white chopped onion
3 Minced garlic cloves
2 carrots sliced about 1 inch thick
2 medium Idaho potatoes peeled and diced
1 Packet Knorr Sazon (Seasoning with coriander and annatto)
8 oz thin spaghetti
1/2 cup italian parsley
Salt & Pepper to taste
Lemon quartets

Add water and salt to large pot. Set temperature on high and add chicken when water is hot.
Lower temperature and add onions, garlic, carrots, Knorr seasoning and pepper.

Cover pot and simmer for about 1/2 hour, add potatoes and celery and simmer for another 1/2 hour or until the chicken is tender and meat loosens from the bone easily.

Remove the chicken to a large cutting board and debone the meat using 2 forks. Cut into bite sized pieces. Add 1/2 a cup chicken bites reserving the rest for another dish!

Add the thin spaghetti and 1/4 cup parsley and cook on low heat for 10 minutes

Serve with lemon quarters on the side to be squeezed over the soup and a sprinkling of remaining parsley.

Note: Yellow golden soup color is from the Knorr seasoning