Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jewish Penicillin

Well, it works every time - in our house if someone isn't feeling well I make chicken soup.  There is a small perk to being the sick one in this house, if you are the one not feeling well you get to pick out the type of noodle (or rice if you prefer) to add to the soup. Sweet Girl was not feeling well at all - her choice of noodle - little tiny stars.  I make my chicken soup in the slow cooker, I love letting it cook until the meat literally falls off the bone - that's how I know when its ready.  We also like to top our chicken soup with cut up avocado and for me, hot sauce (you may notice a trend here - I do like some spice.) Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup
2 carrots, sliced
2 small onions, sliced
2 celery stalks,sliced
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 whole fryer chicken
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
2 (32 ounce) boxes of chicken broth or chicken broth, water and white wine combination
1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Put carrots, celery, onion and garlic in slow cooker.  Place whole chicken on top of vegetables. Sprinkle with seasonings and pour liquid in to pot.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Remove the chicken and debone, then add chicken back to pot. Serve with your choice of pasta or rice. Top with avocado (optional.)

1 comment:

  1. I saw this in your Linkwithin and had to come take a look. My mom has a similar recipe that she makes for us when we're sick (even as adults) and that's our passed down Jewish chicken soup recipe. I don't think we've ever made it in the slow cooker, but that's definitely a great idea to try. I was just having cravings for some matzah ball this weekend. I don't know if I have the Jewish mother cooking in me yet, so I might have to beg my mom or grandma!


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