Chunky Chicken Soup with Rice

Victoria Meyers

By
@BeggarsBanquetFoodie

We love chicken soup! So good for you so yummy, so easy to make :) Carole King inspired...

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
7 Hr

Ingredients

START IN THE MORNING FOR DINNER TONIGHT

2
chicken leg quarters
5 qt
fresh water
2
bay leaves
1 Tbsp
himalayan sea salt

COOL BEFORE YOU CLEAN THE MEAT FROM THE BONES

2
carrots, chopped
1/2 medium
onion, diced
1/4
head of green cabbage, sliced thin
2 stick
celery, sliced thin
1/2
bell pepper, diced
1 c
sliced mushrooms
2 Tbsp
minced garlic
1 Tbsp
dried parsley
2 tsp
italian seasoning
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
3/4 c
dry brown rice

SIMMER ANOTHER 25-30 MINUTES TO COOK THE RICE

1/2 c
white cooking wine (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Add chicken quarters, salt and bay leaves to a 5 qt soup pot, fill with fresh water, cook over med-low heat about 6 hours- or until the meat is falling off the bones. Remove bay leaves, meat and bones from the pot. Use a strainer to get everything. Set meat in the refrigerator to cool while chopping the veggies.
2Chop all your veggies and add to the pot. Add Spices and rice.
3Pick meat from the bones, chop and add back to the pot.
4Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and cover tightly. Simmer over low heat 25-30 minutes to cook the rice. Remove from heat, add wine if using.
5A Note about Gluten and Casein Free Ingredients: Since my family began this diet, we have discovered that you always have to read the labels on the foods you buy. This week when shopping I may buy something that is clearly gfcf and next week when I look for the same item I will notice they have changed the ingredient list adding dry milk, or maltodextrin, or some other questionable ingredient. I find that it's best to stick to unprocessed foods whenever possible- make it from scratch. My son is on the autism spectrum, its not the end of the world if he gets a little gluten or casein, while it may ruin his day, it isn't life threatening. I always watch him for symptoms and note the offending food. Please keep this in mind while selecting your ingredients for my GFCF recipes. Happy Careful Shopping! :)

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