Mom's Chicken Soup
Well this is mine and of course my kids think it the best (of course) they got better on it.
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- whole chicken (3-5 lbs)
- 4 large
- carrots (chopped rather small)
- 6 stick
- celery (chopped)
- 1/2 medium
- to large sweet onion (chopped)
- boullion cubes
- 1 c
- 1 can(s)
- (32 oz) of chicken broth (i use light & fat free)
- 1/2 tsp
- or so salt ~ to taste
- 1 Tbsp
- 1/2 tsp
- garlic powder ( i use jarred garlic )
- season to taste with pepper , celery seed, etc.
While the chicken is cooking ,I like to chop all the veggies you want to add and soften them in botton of soup pan with a little butter and chicken broth to blend flavors together.
When chicken is cooled enough after boiling, I pull the meat off and kind of shred it. I just use white, family preferred, but the dark meat adds flavor as well.
Put all your liquid in pot with veggies, add chicken and let it simmer a half hour or so, to finish, I add cut-up uncooked noodles, like to add a little spinach and what ever other veggies you like.
Sometimes I will add a mix of frozen veggies in.