Mom's Chicken Soup
Cooking Time: 1 hr 45 min
What You'll Need:
1 (3- to 4-pound) chicken, cut into quarters
4 quarts water
3 carrots, cut into chunks
3 celery stalks, cut into chunks
2 onions, cut into chunks
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Chicken base or bouillon cubes to taste, optional (see Notes)
What To Do:
1. Rinse chicken under cold running water. Place all ingredients except chicken base (or bouillon cubes) in a soup pot over medium-high heat; bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken meat falls off the bones, about 1-1/2 hours. Cool slightly, then separate chicken from bones, discarding bones. Return chicken pieces to soup. Add chicken base or bouillon cubes and stir until completely dissolved.
If you decide to intensify the flavor of your soup with chicken base, begin with 1 or tablespoons. If you are using chicken bouillon cubes, you can use 2 to 3.
There are so many great things we can do with chicken soup; try our Chicken and Dumplings for another delicious option -- Mmmm!