Sunday, May 29, 2011

Slow Cooked Chicken & Chicken Soup

  • Slow cooked chicken:  Before we left for work we put the frozen whole chicken in the slow cooker, added some seasoning, set on low and left.  It cooked on low from about 7am until 530ish pm.  Remove the chicken and enjoy with your favorite vegetable sides.  We ate the drumsticks and thighs for dinner with some broccolini sautéed in ghee with a spoonful of minced garlic (sautee about 10 minutes).  The breast is saved for the chicken soup.
  • Chicken soup:  Pour the juices from the slow cooker into a large pot.  Chop up your choice of veggies.  We used 1 onion, 8 stalks of green onions, 5 carrots, and 8 leaves of kale.  Put them in the pot along with the chopped up chicken breast.  We then fill our pot until about an inch or so from the top and add organic chicken broth to taste along with some parsley flakes, sea salt, pepper, and garlic.  Let simmer on low heat for about an hour stirring occasionally.  Usually provides us with lunch for two days and dinner for one day.
  • Added a pic of the soup. Forgot to take one when we first made the soup, so, this is the last bowl.  Lifted a spoonful so you could see the sparse goodies.  Not sure why the picture is sideways, not sure how to flip it, sorry!