Ms. Mofet's Chicken Soup
Chicken Soup Stock:
The parsley stems and skins of the onion and carrots add so much flavor and color to the stock
1 Whole chicken or 4 whole bone-in chicken breasts & 8 chicken wings*
1 bunch Leeks - green part for stock - clean well in water to remove all sand and dirt
2 Carrots - unpeeled
2 Celery stalks - whole
1 large Onion - unpeeled and halved
Parsley stems from 1 bunch - washed well
Pepper corns - (I use 5 corn blend) I put them in a tea ball for easy removal later - to taste
Salt - to taste
Place all in lg. pasta pot with insert or soup sock (a cheese cloth bag pictured below).
Cover with water to a couple inches above chicken and vegetables.
Bring to boil then lower heat and simmer 1 or hours, the longer till stock has a nice flavor.
Remove insert from pot (which will strain everything out in one shot) or remove soup sock.
Remove chicken pieces and throw away the vegetables.
Leave stock in pot.
Clean chicken making sure you get all the bones out.
Chop or rip into bite sized pieces.
If you buy whole chickens and cut them into parts save the backs, skin, neck and the wing tips (the very tip of the wing adds great flavor to stock). Throw them in the freezer. The next time you make soup throw them in with your chicken when you make the stock.
All ingredients to taste and according to amount of soup you wish to make
Homemade Chicken stock
Leeks - white part - chopped small and cleaned well in water to remove sand and dirt
Carrots - peel and chopped small
Celery stalks also the hearts and leaves which add so much flavor - cleaned and chopped small
Onion - chopped small
Parsley - cleaned chopped fine
Potatoes - peeled and chopped small
Salt and ground pepper - to taste
Cleaned chicken meat
Place all in pot except chicken.
Bring to boil then lower heat and simmer till vegetables are tender.
Taste and correct the salt and pepper if needed. (Add canned chicken stock or bouillon if necessary)
Add chicken meat
May be served over cooked Rice (brown or white) - place in bowl and serve soup over the rice.
May top with Grated Romano and Parmesan cheeses
Soup socks are available on Amazon