Of all the soup recipes out there, chicken soups have to be one of the most versatile soups. A fresh pot of chicken soup or stew starts with a pot of hot water and any part of the chicken with fresh picked root veggies, fresh herbs or dried herbs and potatoes depending on your recipes. It goes well with many different spices and seasonings . The best comfort food for us especially on a cold rainy night . Nothing is quite as versatile and yet simple and easy to make as chicken soup and I was wondering why it has been such a long time since I made a stepping pot of chicken soup or stew. And someone beats me to it ..and not only that... he cooks better than me LOL!
Today, I would like to share with you this pot of chicken stew soup prepared by my ' Chef Wild Boar ' : ) A simple yet tasty soup. This chicken stew soup must have been prepared with lots of love and patience for it tasted wonderfully good :p . I have recently conferred this title " Chef Wild Boar ' on him for he cooks better than me now :p So , I think I can now safely hand over my apron to him...What say you ???
this stew soup can be taken with noodles or rice or with
if you want it thicker, you can puree the cooked veggies
and add back into the soup
you may think this is ABC soup but it taste very much better
it is a between stew and soup :)
the bay leaves and the dried mixed herbs enriched
this stew soup making it aromatic and flavorful
Chicken Stew Soup ( taken from 'Chef Wild Boar' when he sleep talked )
6 chicken drumsticks – skin removed
3 carrots- cut into chunks
4 potatoes – cut into chunks
3 yellow onions – cut into quarters
2 tomatoes – cut into quarters
2 Bay leaves
2 tbsps of mixed Italian herbs
1 tsp of toasted black pepper - coarsely ground
2500 ml of hot boiling water
sea salt to taste
Saute (A) with 1 tbsp of olive oil in a soup pot until fragrant. Pour 2500 ml hot boiling water onto it and simmered over medium heat for 30 minutes. Add in the drumsticks and (B) and slowly simmer under low heat until the drumstick meat is tender soft and can be easily pull out.( about 1 hour ) Add sea salt to taste . Serve hot.
*Adding pureed vegetables is a popular soup-thickening technique and you simply need to take some of the cooked vegetables out of the soup, puree them in a food processor or blender, and return the puree to the pan. You can also grate raw potatoes or yams into the soup and cook them. Stirring in mashed potatoes thickens up the soup too.
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