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I love homemade soup, yum!

Posted by Daisy K.

...and it's so easy! chicken broth-I make it homemade by boiling a leftover rotisserie chicken all day with thyme and onion. Make sure to take the skin off before boiling, it adds extra fat to the broth. After it has been at a medium simmer for at least a couple hours, cool and strain. then go through and pick all the chicken off the bones. It will easily fall off the bone since it has been boiling. Then place chicken meat back in the broth. A lot of people make soup my sauteing the veggies first, but I literally just chop up whatever veggies I have on hand and add it straight to the broth along with the chicken meat. Veggies usually include mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, spinach, celery, I've even put kale in there and it was delish! You could stop right there and just have a vegetable soup, but I always add either lentils or split peas(they have tons of fiber); any kind of grain or bean would be good too. My husband loves barley in it. then I just boil it for however long it says on the grain's package usually an hour or two. Seems like a lot of work, but it is so easy and cost effective because you use roast chicken leftover carcass(with at least a little meat on the bone) and you have food for days, and it is really healthy. Canned soups have enormous amounts of sodium, just like all processed foods. A lot of times they have more sodium than potato chips or pretzels.
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home made is always the best :)
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