Thread: Easy IC friendly Chicken Soup
11-30-2009, 05:12 AM #1
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Easy IC friendly Chicken Soup
Does anyone have a simple recipe for IC friendly chicken soup? I just need to cook for myself, so if anyone has a recipe that will cook enough for just one person, that would be great!
Thank you so much!
11-30-2009, 02:21 PM #2
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Here's a pretty simple recipe that you can vary to your tastes. It does have garlic and onion in it so you need to know your limits. Garlic is usually pretty well tolerated and onion that is cooked is tolerated by others including myself. You can always add different veggies or change the seasonings. For me I'd add more garlic but then I love garlic!Try to get a decent MSG free canned chicken broth. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can alway cook the broth from scratch with the bones and scraps(really makes the best). But the canned works in a pinch. Trader Joes has pretty decent chicken broth that comes in cartons too.
SIMPLE CHICKEN SOUP
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 medium onion diced (skip onion if you can't tolerate and add one more garlic clove)
3 cloves garlic minced
1 medium carrot sliced
1 medium celery stalk sliced
1/4 to 1/2 cup frozen peas and green beans(cut in half)
2 tsp dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried tarragon
salt and pepper to taste (use pepper only if you can!)
1 small boneless/skinless chicken breast cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cans of chicken broth(make sure its MSG free/preservative free!)
1 cup of cooked egg noodles
Get your noodles cooked if you haven't already and set aside. Melt butter in another pan. Saute onions until almost translucent, then add garlic and saute for another minute. Add the herbs, carrots and celery and continue to saute for a couple more mins. Add the chicken broth and bring to a low simmer. Cook with a lid on for about 20 to 30 minutes until the carrots are tender. Add your peas and green beans and cook for another minute or two. When its back to a good simmer throw in your cubed chicken and cook until done(2 to 5 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken pieces. You can always cut one in half to check if its done. You just don't want to overcook them.) Add your drained noodles. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
PS( I calculated it for one, so if more than one multiply your amounts.)
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12-17-2009, 06:25 AM #3
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This recipe looks great - thank you so much for posting!
01-28-2010, 10:44 AM #4
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Chicken soup is one of my favorite soups and can be made and served later. I find using a small amount of 'Herbs de Provence" really gives it a nice flavor.
I usually stew or bake a whole chicken or chicken parts with bone in to instill all the flavor. I put a stalk of celery in the pot to cook with the chicken.
Discard bones, fat and celery stalk. Save all the broth.
Now you are ready to complete your soup.
After the chicken is done you can use any ingredients you like making your soup. Start with the broth you have saved and add canned if needed.
Saute onion and more celery in butter to add and also a small amount of chopped carrot. I usually add a little rice and you can use noodles.
01-28-2010, 05:13 PM #5
These ideas sound really nice to me And more interesting than what I usually do, which is throw chicken into the crockpot on top of some carrots, celery with a sprinkle of salt, the whole thing drowned in water. It works, but it can be a bit bland!Kadi
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01-29-2010, 12:34 PM #6
I usually cook chicken in the crockpot. I put chicken,lots of chicken broth(without problem ingredients),onions(if can tolerate),celery,carrots,garlic and whatever seasoning I want. After it is cooked I take the chicken out and then I have a really nice strong tasting stock. I then just add any veggies I want,seasoning and pasta or rice and some of the chicken then simmer for a little while in a pot. I then freeze the leftover chicken in portion sizes. I use this chicken to add to pasta dishes, make Quesadillas,chicken sandwiches or to put on salads. Lots of meals in one pot.Daughter your faith has made you well,go in peace, and be healed of your disease.(Mark 5:34)
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