This recipe came about when my husband's pancreatitis flared-up and I had to cook very low fat. But that didn't mean that I had to give up flavor. This is an easy recipe to make and is loaded with flavor but very low in fat.
Place the chicken in a large stock pot. Add the water and all ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours.
Remove chicken from the stockpot and cut into bite-size pieces, set aside. Remove the mushrooms and cut into bite-size pieces. Remove bay leaves and discard. With slotted spoon, remove carrots, onions and celery; transfer them to a blender. Puree the solids then pour back into the stockpot along with the cut up chicken and mushrooms. Simmer another 15 minutes then serve.