Chicken soup from lou

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N Broiler-fryer chicken
1 can Stewed tomatoes; (cajun or mexican)
1 \N Green bell pepper
½ cup Frozen corn kernels
1 large Onion; chopped (can use sm. boiling onions)
3 \N Stalks celery; chopped
16 ounces Chicken stock
6 smalls Red potato; chopped (in bite size pieces)
\N \N Garlic salt
1 \N Bay leaf
\N \N Creole seasoning
\N \N Black pepper

In a large pot, put chicken (minus innards, etc.), garlic salt, pepper, creole, Back Bay, or other seasoning, & bay leaf. Cover with water. Cook chicken 1 hour. While chicken is cooking, chop onions, celery, and green bell pepper. Most people put carrots in their soup, but I don't like carrots, so I leave them out. Remove chicken from stock. Cool , skin, bone, and cut up. Leave time for chicken to cool - it's no fun to bone hot chicken. Give the skin and wing tips to the dogs, but not the bones.

Chicken bones are not good for dogs. Reserve ½ of the breast for chicken salad another day. While meat is cooling and being boned, let stock cook down some. Skim fat off stock. Add chicken , tomatoes, chicken broth, onions, celery and green bell pepper to stock. Add more seasoning if desired. Sometimes I add cilantro. A dash or two of Tabasco Sauce wouldn't hurt a baby. Cook ½ hour. Quarter (or cut into bite size pieces, if using larger potatoes.) Add potatoes and corn or beans to soup. Cook another ½ hour. NOTES

: This is a favorite comfort soup for us. It's nice summer or winter. I use whatever vegetables I have around. Can also use frozen soup mix vegetables.

NB: If you use potatoes, they don't freeze well. but we usually don't have any left to freeze.

Recipe by: Lou Parris

Posted to recipelu-digest by Badams <adamsfmle@...> on Feb 10, 1998

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