Friday, January 13, 2012

Food 4 Friday :: Chicken Soup for the Soul

We had this chicken soup for the holidays with family in town and everyone raved that it was one of their favorites. I made some baby food jars of the spices for loved ones to take back on the plane to add to their own chicken and veggies when they got home. The spice mixture would make fun little gifts for any soul that needs a little TLC. We also made it for our dear friends who welcomed a new baby in November. It feels great to know that this broth turned into milk for that little one that we love so much already. Ryan and the girls LOVE this soup so much that we are making it on a weekly basis.

Sautee a mirepoix of
carrots, onion, celery, garlic
add a whole organic chicken and water to cover

add spice mixture:
2 bay leaves
1 Tsp herbs de provence
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp margoram
1 tsp fennel seeds
dash of red pepper f;akes
salt and pepper

cook until chicken is cooked and delicious. the longer the better. discard bones.


  1. We really enjoyed this soup when we visited the kids over the Holidays. When you try it, I'm sure it will become your favorite to. The jar to take home with us was a great idea and much appreciated. I'm going to do the same for my family and friends. Thanks for the idea and the recipe.
    Love Jan

  2. The spice mixture is a wonderful gift and we have already made two batches.
    It is true "comfort food." It is also very flexible for expanding with slight touches of other lands...I added rice and mushrooms with an addition of coriander, cumin, turmeric, and garam masala (or other favorite masala of the week) for a variation. Thank you for being an inspirational cook in your day to day love of your family!