The chill is definitely in the air and near the fire is where I want to be. And a piping hot bowl of chicken soup to boot!
Whenever my grandmother cooked something awesome, which was often, she would say, “it’s so good it can wake the dead!” I used to smile whenever she said that because quite frankly, she said it all the time. Perhaps that’s where my love of cooking comes from. Needless to say, I could never measure up to her skills but I did learn a lot when she was around. Honestly, my version of chicken soup does not deliver that kind of power, but I assure you, it’s pretty darn close!
I’d like to share with you a recipe that I believe you will use over and over again. If you’re anything like me, a busy mom and wife there just aren’t enough hours in the day to cook all the things you would like to. And in my home, heating things in the microwave does not constitute as cooking. Grandma also always said that time is precious and as such we must spend it wisely, which brings me to this recipe. You too can make this hearty, flavorful and healthy soup for your family to enjoy with a few items that are likely in your kitchen.This recipe is so basic and so easy to make that you can adjust it to your liking. Sometimes I add a handful of egg noodles along with the veggies. Other times I’ll take a medium bowl and whisk some flour, baking soda, dash of salt, sour cream and an egg to make dough for dumplings. I’ll drop spoonfuls of the dough into the soup and let it cook until the dumplings are plump and cooked through, about another 10 minutes. And as always, when cooking with wine make sure to use good quality wine.
Chicken Soup 101
This is a quick and easy way to make a delicious classic, any time of year!
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 pkg frozen mixed veggies
- ½ yellow onion, finely chopped
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup dry white wine
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 whole rotisserie chicken, meat shredded
In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook stirring occasionally until tender.
Sprinkle the flour and cook, stirring for a couple of minutes. Do not let it darken.
Stir in broth and wine. Season to taste and bring to a boil. Add veggies and reduce to simmer.
Add shredded chicken and heat thorooughly. Serve immediately.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my latest recipe. I will be posting more for you to enjoy and if you get a chance to make this, feel free to let me know how it turned out.