How to make a delicious chicken and vegetable soup
This is another simple recipe that does not take much preparation. The ingredients are reasonably priced. You may also wish to use other ingredients to your own taste. It can be a winter warming meal, or a tasty starter.
What you'll need:
Small pack of diced chicken.
Two small onions.
Chicken stock cube.
Knob of butter.
Two tablespoons of plain flour.
Two pints of water.
Tablespoon of dried parsley.
A pinch of salt and pepper.
Place the knob of butter in a pan on a stove. Heat the butter until it is soft on a low letting. Cut the chicken into fine strips and place in the pan. Cook the chicken on a low heat until it has cooked right through. Remove the chicken into a bowl leaving the juice in the pan. A low heat will maintain the juice without evaporating.
Slice the onions and carrots into tiny cubes and place into the pan. Cook these until soft and keep stirring. Doing this while adding half a pint of water. Prepare the chicken stock in a jug with some hot water from the kettle. and pur this into the pan. Turn up the heat and stirr. If you feel you would like to have more jiuce then add another half pint of water.
Add the plain flour carefully. while stirring to make sure that it does not go lumpy. I find a whisk is good for the job. Then add the chicken and give it another stirr.
Finally add the salt, pepper and parsley. Give it a good stir, place the lid on the pan. Let it cook for about ten minutes, and then turn down the heat and let it simmer for a further ten to fifteen minutes.
The sauce should be ready. It will look creamy. I prefere not to liquidize the soup as I like to have my vegetables and chicken in a chunky form. You could liquidize it if you feel you would like to have a smoother soup.
Serve hot in bowls with some crusty bread. It is a very delicious meal.
This is another of my recipies. It is cheap and simple to do but very tasty. More vegetables or chicken can be added to make it more filling. It is healthy and home made. With ingredients easily available.