Currently, it is raining outside, the babies are sleeping and I have my momma’s chicken soup simmering on the stove.
Thankful for moments like these!
I’m sure in a few minutes both babies will wake up and my peaceful moment will stop but until then I am enjoying every minute. 🙂
Since we are in the midst of covid-19 I find myself cooking more immune-boosting recipes. Did you grow up eating chicken soup when you were sick? I always found it so comforting and soothing.
The slow simmered bones in this broth release vitamins and minerals that strengthen the immune system to fight off viruses and helps a sick body recover more quickly. Collagen and anti-inflammatory amino acids in the soup heal the digestive tract, allows vitamins to be absorbed more readily and soothes the entire body. This protein and nutrient rich meal will leave you feeling stronger than before!
In a large pot add whole chicken, veggies, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper
[We buy Mary’s organic, free-range chicken]
Cover chicken and veggies with 12 cups of water
Bring to a boil then to a simmer for 1.5 hours with a lid
Once cooked add grains for the final 30 minutes of cooking
After 2 hours chicken will be tender, carefully remove chicken and let cool enough to remove the bones, chop the chicken into bite size pieces and place meat back in the pot (silicone gloves really help me handle the heat of the chicken)
If needed, add more salt and pepper to taste
Serve and enjoy!
The great thing about this soup is it tastes even better the next day!