This is part 3 of my 4 part series on how to use a whole chicken.
Part 1 will discuss how to cook the whole chicken in the crock pot.
Part 2 will discuss how to make homemade chicken broth from the leftover bones and skin.
Part 3 will discuss how to make homemade chicken soup from the chicken broth.
Part 4 will discuss the health benefits of homemade chicken broth.
Homemade Chicken Soup:
Step 1: Chop 1 onion and 2 cloves of garlic.
Step 2: In a large pot, saute the onion and garlic in melted butter and olive oil (the smell is wonderful!)
Step 3: Add the homemade chicken broth and anything else you would like: brown rice, lentils, vegetables, pasta, etc. I like to use chopped up carrots and brown rice. (I used about 2 carrots and 1 cup of brown rice)
Step 4: Season with your favorite seasonings: salt, pepper, thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, etc and simmer for an hour. Add in chicken and season to taste.
Step 5: Serve and enjoy or freeze for later. This chicken soup is really good for you and also a great meal to have on a fall or winter day. Freezing some for a sick day would be a great idea as well.
I hope you enjoy, and join me for part 4 where I will discuss the health benefits of homemade chicken broth.