Super Mom In The Making
Now, there are members of my household, who shall remaine nameless, but you know who you are, ahmmm(as I clear my throat)...(sorry for the rant...), who think I have zero skill for cooking...ahmmmm...
I'd like to think otherwise but it is hard to believe that I am good when I am the only one who will eat my food. (as i sigh solemly alone in the corner...)...LOL.
I have, however, taken a recipe from my mother-in-law, who is by far a much better cook than anyone I have ever met in person that seems to be a hit with the fam. (I have made some very small changes due to fact that I can't eat onions). I am proud to say this is a favorite for all.
You see, I don't think it is a big secret that after roasting a chicken you get the best soup from stewing the carcass in broth. I do however think that the way you roast the chicken and what you add to the soup makes a big difference.
Above you see my little secrets - Now let me show you how they are used.
Let the games begin!
What you need to roast your chicken:
HERE IS ANOTHER SECRET - TREAT YOUR CHICKEN WITH LOVE AND CARE - I know - sounds crazy - but to ensure that the flavors develop throughout the chicken make sure you wrap the legs up tight and secure with cooking twin, securing the wings down with toothpicks and you are basting every half hour - inside the cavity, over the entire skin and try to get it under the skin too (without ripping the skin) - it works every time!!! OH SO GOOD!!!!
OK - now it's time for the soup prep - You can choose to use the whole chicken if you wish - but we try to get multiple types of meals out of 1 chicken - Finger Lickin --- oops - creeping close to copy right infringement...yikes...
It is now time to add in all of the yum yum from the roasting pan. Be sure to take out all of the rinds from the citrus fruits. Pour it aaalll in there and allow to cook for another 5-10 minutes. Place the chicken carcass into the pot and cover with the remaining chicken stock. If the chicken is not covered use water to cover the rest.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low and allow to simmer for at least an hour.
Take it off of the heat and allow to cool. Depending on time you may need to allow to cool over night. Just ensure there is a lid on the pot.
When cool - take the carcass out and fish out all of the bones - now de-meat the carcass and add all of the meat into the soup - just get in there with your clean hands and get-er-done. Get as much meat as you can. The more the better!
Heat up as much as you want and cook your noodle of choice separate. Place together in a bowl and let the yum yum's begin!!!
SO - whad-ya-think??? - What do you add to your chicken soup??? - Did you find this helpful or hurtful???
Comment below and let me know - (poet and didn't even know it)
I am in no way a super mom. Just your average working mom of 3 boy's, ...well..., 2 boys and a wonderful husband. (LOL). Always looking for the easy way out when it comes to everyday life challenges. Budget friendly tips/hacks on cleaning, cooking, interior and exterior DIY's, fashion and anything else life wants to throw in our direction. Hoping to one day become SUPER MOM,