Homemade Chicken Soup/Stock

yo homies. what it is?
i am so super excited. or should i say souper excited?! *giggle*

i'm extremely proud of my cleaner eating self!
maybe it's motivation. maybe it's the 8 hours a day i watch the food network. i can't be sure. but i've created some pretty tasty meals over the last couple of weeks.

i've heard for years about people making homemade chicken stock.
most recipes call for a whole chicken. i, however, do not eat meat on the bone. nor do i cut meat from bones. nor do i do "skin" on chicken.
so my freezer only consists of boneless skinless chicken breasts.
i thought, "what the heck? it's worth a try".
and it was delish. so delish in fact that i ended up making chicken soup for dinner rather than the casserole i was making the stock for!
so of course i needed to share it here with you fine people.

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 stalks celery
2 carrots
5 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
1 onion, quartered
water - enough to cover everything in the pot
a generous amount of salt and pepper

throw it all in the pot together and boil until chicken is done. remove chicken and put aside. drain stock into a container.
now, here you can chop up the cooked veggies and make a soup. i had already chopped up more veggies for a casserole, but then decided to use those for the soup.
i used 1 leek, 2 carrots, 2 stalks celery, 2 green onions and a tbs of minced garlic. i sauteed them and then pureed them in the food processor. i like the flavor, but i don't like to bite into veggies. i then coarsely chopped the chicken and put it in the food processor. again, i don't like chunks, so i finely shredded it in the processor. then i added it to the stock and let simmer on low for about an hour. right at the end i added a little parsley and dill. scrumptious!

i was apparently on a roll, so i decided to make croutons. i had some sourdough rolls, so i chopped them up, and drizzled with olive oil, garlic salt, parsley, and a dash of italian seasoning. then i popped in the oven on 425 until golden brown. those too were scrumptious.

so with all the deliciousness happening, i ate the croutons in my soup. and you guessed it...amazeballs.

you're welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Yum that sounds so good. I'm so proud of you for eating good. I wished it would rub off on me.