Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kid Happy Chicken Soup

Here is a recipe for a simple chicken soup that will satisfy your entire family's taste buds. I changed my traditional recipe simply because there was too much fat; I made this one with skinless, boneless chicken breast. Granted, there is still a bit of fat in the soup, but it is easy enough to skim off the top. The best way to make this is in a slow cooker, using kid friendly pasta, such as pastini, ancini de pepe, or orzo. You can make it with frozen chicken; just add your broth first and warm it up. Then slowly add your cutlets. Do not add all at once or to hot broth. Cook on low for 8 hours,adding the pasta at the end.

Kid Happy Chicken Soup
36-40 oz of chicken broth or stock
3 (6-8 oz) skinless, boneless chicken cutlets
Whole baby carrots (10-20, depending on how much you want; I cut them up as they get tender)
1/4 of a white onion, roughly chopped
Pinch of Thyme (optional)

Add broth and chicken to crock pot on low for 7-8 hours. Add chopped onion, carrots and thyme. Occasionally skim fat collection off the top of soup. In the last hour, boil the desired amount of pasta on stove. Drain, then add to crock pot. 

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