Chicken Soup Thrown in a Pot                             

I call it Thrown in a Pot, because literally all the ingredients are thrown in a pot to start. I don't know about you, but I often find that starting to cook is the hardest thing to find time for. Since this is so fast and easy to start, and the veggies so easy to chop after they are cooked, it really is a great recipe for busy chicken soup lovers. This soup does change every time that it's made, depending on the ingredients that are in the fridge at the time. This is an approximation, thrown from the top of my head :) 

Ingredients

Preferably all organic and locally grown

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs – from preferably grass fed, organic chickens
  • 1 onion, skinned & quartered
  • 2-4 cloves garlic skin removed
  • 2-3 carrots washed & whole, end removed
  • 1 zucchini washed & whole, end removed
  • 2-3 celery stocks washed and cut in ½ to fit into pot
  • 1-2 parsnips washed & whole, end removed
  • 1-3 potatoes washed & whole
  • Enough pure water to cover the ingredients well
  • Sea salt, pepper, basil, favourite spices
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
  • Optional - GoBio Organic chicken vegetable Bouillon cube(s), or Vegeta, no MSG –contains cornstarch & color, rice or whatever kind of noodles you like. 

Method

  • Throw all the ingredients into the pot except for the vinegar, cubes and Vegeta.
  • Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a low simmer for 45 minutes – 2 hours (in case you forget about it, like I do).
  • With a slotted spoon, remove the chicken, carrots, potatoes & parsnips. The other veggies can be left in, and pureed with a hand-held blender. This makes the soup thicker and creamier. Remove any onion or parts that don’t blend well, or that you don’t want in your soup.
  • Chop the tender veggies that you removed and return them to the pot.
  • Pull apart or chop the chicken and return it to the pot as well.
  • Add your vinegar, more seasoning as needed and the cubes or vegeta, and stir. Allow flavours to blend for a few more minutes.
  • Of course, a lot of people like to add noodles, so please feel free to do so, once you have it tasting how you'd like it. I prefer to cook the noodles separately and then add them after, so that they don't get mushy.    

Enjoy!