Well in my opinion obviously. In the winter I love soups, my boys don’t generally unless it’s tinned tomato and my OH generally is of the opinion soup is not a proper dinner!
However, I could live off the stuff and in the winter when everyone is more tired and run down they can be great immune system busters.
This chicken soup I have made lots recently and will have it at lunchtime on it’s own or for dinner with some crusty bread. It’s warming, filling and altogether yummy.
1x leek chopped
1x large carrot chopped
1x celery stalk chopped
1x medium potato chopped
1x sweet potato chopped / or a good handful of chopped swede
800ml chicken or vegetable stock ( I use 1 veg and 1 chicken cube in 800mls water)
2-3 chicken legs or thighs raw
some mixed herbs
salt and plenty of black cracked pepper
* Put all the ingredients in a large pot, bring to the boil and then simmer for about an hour.
*Take out the chicken pieces and remove the meat from the bone, then put the meat back in the soup.
* Mix the chicken through and if you need to mash some of the veg against the side of the pot to thicken and add any extra salt and pepper to taste
LUSH, full of veg, all the goodness from the chicken……………….like I said ‘The Best Feel Good Chicken Soup Ever!