Monday, February 1, 2016

Chicken & Pasta Soup

Ingredients :
  1. home made chicken stock - 6 cups 
  2. carrots - 1 large chopped
  3. celery - 2 stalks chopped
  4. onion -1 chopped
  5. chicken - 1 breast 
  6. fettuccine pasta - handfull 
  7. salt - to taste
  8. pepper - to taste
  9. oil - 1 tbsp
Heat oil in a saucepan and add the  carrots , celery and onion.
saute until it starts to soften.
Add in the chicken stock and the chicken breast and bring to a simmer.
Add salt to taste.
reduce the flame and cook for 15 minutes until the chicken breast is cooked through.
Remove the chicken breast from the broth and keep aside covered.
Add in the pasta to the broth and cook for another 10 minutes until the pasta is cooked through but still retains a bite.
Turn the flame off , add salt and peppper to taste.
cut or shred the poached chicken breast and return to the soup.
Serve hot .

For homemade chicken stock : 
wash and rinse chicken neck,back and wing tips well.
chop into small pieces .
add to a stock pot and pour water to cover plus a few cups.
add in 1 chopped carrot,stalk of celery,few cloves of garlic , few whole peppercorns and bring to a boil.
remove the scum from the broth using a slotted spoon.
cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Strain the solids out and use the stock for soups and gravies.

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