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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

“Htothe3 And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”

The million dollar question is do you know where this title is from?
The picture above describes the ending to “my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day,” but I will spare you the gory details. After the drama of the day and seeing the mounds of snow on the streets I knew a pot of chicken soup was calling my name. What better way to clear the troubles of the day and the chill in the air than a warm bowl of broth, simmered with carrots, onions, celery, chicken, and noodles. The aroma itself put a smile on my face.

This recipe is my take on traditional chicken soup when the clock is not on your side. Since, I decided to make this at 4pm broth from scratch and the use of a whole chicken were both out of the question. Therefore, I relied on a high quality chicken broth (my favorite is Pacific Natural Food Organic free rage chicken broth low sodium) and used bone-in chicken skinless thigh to get a from scratch feel. The use of bone-in chicken things gave the flavor of the bones and allowed for the chicken to pull from the bone. A bay leaf and whole peppercorns helped to achieve the traditional flavor. 
I hope you enjoy Htothe3 “Traditional” Chicken Soup.

“Traditional” Chicken Soup

64 FL OZ High Quality Chicken Broth (I prefer Pacific Natural Foods Organic Free Range Chicken Broth Low Sodium)
5 carrots washed and cut into 3
1 1/2 onions cut into quarters
4 celery hearts cut into 3
2 bay leaves
Couple whole black peppercorns
Sea Salt to taste
4 bone-in skinless chicken thighs
Pasta of your choice/Amount of pasta to your liking
Bring chicken broth to boil. Add vegetables and spices. Add chicken. Bring to simmer and cover. Cook until chicken falls off of bone. Remove bones.
Bring water to boil and cook pasta to VERY al dente. Drain and add to soup. Cook until pasta is to your liking.
Serve and enjoy!

1 comment:

Randy said...

Chicken soup looks delicious!

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