Chicken Vegetable Soup

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It’s getting colder outside, so let’s get warmer inside by making a large pot of soup! T.W.O. loves to cook soup during the chilly, winter nights- especially this Chicken Vegetable soup we grew up eating. We felt a little nostalgic and decided to cook it up one rainy night. It’s simple, tasty and makes for great leftovers! Give your tummy a little warmth and give this recipe a try! You won’t be disappointed.

Ingredients

-1 whole chicken, uncooked
-1 can of stewed tomatoes
-5 to 6 carrots, peeled
-2 to 3 cups spinach, chopped
-2 potatoes, cubed
-Lawry’s seasoning
-Italian seasoning
-Salt & Pepper

 First, wash and clean the chicken. Butterfly the chicken by cutting down the along the backbone of the chicken. Place chicken into a large pot and season chicken with some Lawry’s season, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Fill pot with enough water just to cover the chicken and bring to a boil.

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Once the water is boiling, turn down to a medium-low heat. Chicken should cook for about 1-1.5 hours or until the chicken meat pulls away from the bone.

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While the chicken is cooking, begin chopping the carrots, spinach, and potatoes. You also might want to cut up the tomatoes into smaller pieces if they are too large.

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Once the chicken is cooked, take the chicken out of the pot and allow it to cool. Strain your broth by running it through a sieve or colander.

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Next, cut up the chicken into chunks. Bring the broth to a boil and throw in the vegetables, potatoes and chicken. Once to a boil, reduce to a medium-low heat. Allow the soup to simmer for about 20-40 minutes.

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Time to serve!

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Vegetable Noodle Medley

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Is there a way to make noodles that didn’t involve flour, egg and oil? Pshhh – Of course there is a way!  T.W.O. will show you how to create noodles out of vegetables and bring some color into your cooking!

Ingredients
– 1 yam
– 2 large carrots, whole
– 2 zucchini
– Krazy Salt
– Pepper

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Peel and wash the yam and carrots. Cut the ends off all the vegetables.  With the julienne peeler, “peel” each vegetable lengthwise.  The longer the “noodles” are, the better! Place all the vegetable noodles in a bowl and add Krazy Salt and pepper to taste.  Let it sit for 10 minutes.  Once the noodles marinate, lightly squeeze the noodles to eliminate any excess water.

The creative part….what to do with the noodles?  Here are a couple ideas:

Stir Fry

T.W.O. sautéed the yam noodles for 6 minutes added the carrots and the zucchini for the last 2 minutes.  We added mushrooms and grilled chicken to create a noodle stir-fry!

Salad

Add your favorite dressing, some slivered pistachios and you have your self a great lunch!

Bed of Noodles

Place a grilled piece of meat, chicken or fish over a vegetable medley bed!  It’s a great al dente noodle that compliments your protein.

Happy Peeling!!

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