Friday, September 23, 2011

Chicken Soup for the.....Cold

Yup, I've got it...the yucky chest, stuffy head, snotty nosed cold.
So, I had to make some chicken soup last night to help fight it off.
First of all, this is MY recipe! I didn't steal it from anyone but you're welcome to steal it from me
(and you can even say it's YOUR recipe)
It's because it's SO easy.
Here's what cha need:

now, if you have a phobia about handling raw chicken, get over it.  Don't be a chicken (arf arf)
Oh, I named this chicken Henry
So take out the insides of Henry and wash him off really well

then dump Henry in a pot of water (leave the skin ON!!!) (that's what makes this so good)

bring him to a boil

 cook him for about an hour and take him out to drain and cool off

this is my secret ingredient...add about two tablespoons of thyme

while Henry is cooling dump about 3/4 of a bag of those little carrots in the boiling broth

de-bone Henry to pieces

and dump him in the boiling water

then dump in about 2 handfuls of rice 

by now your soup should look like this (make sure you take out any parts of skin)

by the way, check your pantry for ingredients before you buy more of the same stuff
(that goes for elbow macaronni too!)

Cook the rice for about 30 minutes.  You may need to add water as well, just not too much.
Salt and pepper to taste

and there ya have it!  (as you can see I like a lot of pepper)
Doesn't Henry look cute?

You HAVE to make this is SO, SO good!
and ya know what? I feel better today!
Have a wonderful day y'all!
I'm doing something REALLY fun
(more about that later)


  1. YUM! I need that today. I'm not feeling good at all. Guess I gave you my cold.

  2. I have a very similar old Portuguese recipe. The simplest recipes are always the best! One piece of advice, don't buy prepackaged baby carrots. They are washed with chlorine, the same that is used in our pools....I hope that you feel better soon!