There’s no such thing as too much chicken soup – unless you’re a chicken. And you don’t need to be suffering from a drippy nose and sore throat to enjoy a hearty bowl. It’s a favourite of mine year-round, one of those comfort foods that never seems to grow old.
And the variations aren’t limited to chicken noodle or chicken vegetable. These may have been the “go to” flavours you grew up with, often emerging from a packet or can. But the span of possibilities is only limited by your imagination, and the ingredients you have on hand.
Classic Comfort Food
I can remember Mom boiling up a chicken carcass right after dinner to create a healthy, homemade base for soups that would later include chunks of meat, fresh veggies and anything else she felt would add to its flavour – and nutrition. She would usually ‘wing it’ (OK, bad pun!), with no two pots being the same, but some folks have taken time to document the process.
Classic Chicken Soup Recipes
Here are a couple of chicken soup recipes that may hit the spot as temperatures drop and we fully enter “soup season.”
Vince’s Own Soups: From Our Kitchen to Yours
Still, I’m fully aware that not everybody has time for this labour of love. Guilty as charged! So, as I wander by the refrigerators where we shelve our colourful jars of “Vince’s Own” soup, I’m tempted to grab a couple on the way home. My family has given the ‘thumbs up’ to so many of these: vegetable & ham, cream of asparagus, turkey with wild rice, seafood chowder, butternut squash, and several kinds of chicken soup.
These are made daily in our commissary with fresh ingredients (no msg), and in small batches. And they’re jarred by hand. This is not some large factory operation, it’s like homemade, but better (don’t tell your mother)!
Flavours are chunky chicken noodle, chicken noodle twist (with rotini pasta), chicken vegetable, red Thai chicken, and Louisiana chicken.
With this many varieties to draw from, you won’t be bored anytime soon. Which is great for soup lovers!
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