Chicken Soup

United States
October 15, 2007 11:54am CST
I need a good homemade chicken soup recipe. Does anyone have one that you would be willing and would like to share? I love chicken soups but I don't eat the canned ones because they are mostly broth or over cooked noodles and most are so salty and greasy that they give me indigestion or raise my blood pressure.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
15 Oct 07
my roomie throws carrots, celery, chicken, broth and water in a crock pot & lets it cook. of course there's herbs & salt & stuff. When its cooked to get rid of the fat, you need to put it in the fridge overnight & then scrape the fat off before serving. she cooks noodles on the side so they can be added seperately so they don't get over cooked.
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• United States
16 Oct 07
That's a good idea. When I make beef noodle soup, I always wait until about 15 minutes before time to eat before I throw the noodles in. I definately like the fridge trick for getting rid of the fatty part of the broth.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Oct 07
I put a chicken in a crockpot along with one onion, a clove of garlic, pepper, one carrot and chopped celery (my daughter-in-law is allergic to carrots and celery and I usually do not put them in it, and I also leave out the parsley as well), red pepper, green pepper, oregano, basil, star anise, a tablespoon of salt, and any other spices I want. I then add water to cover. I then cut up the meat when it is done, and remove the bones. You can also add a can of diced tomatoes, corn, and other vegetables to it, and either rice or macaroni or chopped up potatoes and then put in the chopped chicken. If you make a lot of broth, that is, if you have a large crock pot you can use it for another batch.
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• United States
16 Oct 07
this sounds good. I love chicken and rice soup! But the grease from the canned kind just kills my stomach anymore. I've never used star anise..is this a spice?