I am from Jewish origin, and so whenever I was feeling poorly growing up, my mum would feed me chicken soup and Jacobs cream crackers! As I got older, I found out that my mum wasn‘t the only one who believed in chicken soup‘s healing properties. Indeed, a book titled ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul‘ became a world-wide bestseller, which just goes to show how restorative the healing powers of a freshly made, kosher and delicious soup can be! Even better, it is made from mainly leftovers of that British staple, roast chicken. So, you have the added benefit of making two meals for the entire family out of just one bird. Very soul nourishing indeed!
Have roast chicken for dinner!
Chop leftover carcas and put into large stock pot and fill with cold water
Add chopped onion and any other root vegetables you have leftover from your roast!
Bring to the boil and simmer with the lid off for at least 2 hours
Seive stock into a glass bowl, collecting remaining bones and meat in the sieve.
Separate good meat and re-add to the stock, then pour back into the pot
Add pasta and simmer for another 20 minutes - thick egg noodles work best, or broken up lasagne sheets
Add white wine for the final 5 minutes, sprinkle with dried herbs and salt to taste
Garnish with baby spinach or any other fresh herbs or even chopped spring onions.
Rather than adding raw onion to the stock, try roasting some extra onions in with the chicken, then add the caramelised onions to the stock. Over the course of the 2 hours, they‘ll help to thicken the stock and give a sweeter, richer flavour.
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