Chunky Chicken Soup with Rice

Victoria Meyers

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@BeggarsBanquetFoodie

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


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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add 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.
2
Chop all your veggies and add to the pot. Add Spices and rice.
3
Pick meat from the bones, chop and add back to the pot.
4
Bring 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.
5
A 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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