Thursday, 14 July 2011

Mums Cure For Everything

This is my grandmother's recipe for a cure-all chicken soup. I grew up on it, as have my children - it is our miracle cure for the common cold or flu! I have given this recipe out so many times and everyone swears it works, so here it is for you to give it a go;

1 whole chicken (or 1kg of chicken pieces - as long as you don't use breast pieces, as they are too dry)
6-8 carrots
6 cloves of garlic
1 onion
chicken stock or water (enough to cover all your ingredients in a pot or slow cooker)
angel hair pasta (amount depending on how much pasta you prefer)
1 bunch of continental parsley (optional)

Place all ingredients in a stock pot, except angel hair pasta.
Boil on medium heat for 2-3 hours
keep veggies whole
Take out all veggies and chicken with a sieve, cut up all carrots into bite-size pieces and throw them back in.
put a fork through the garlic still in the pot - it should just fall apart
Discard the onion and parsley
Pull apart the chicken into bite-size pieces and throw back into the pot with the carrots
Add your angel hair pasta - the more you add the thicker your soup will be
Season as required!

Alternatively, if you cook in a slow cooker - throw everything in and cook for 7 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Enjoy V

                                               Chicken Soup for the Soul

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