Sunday, 10 July 2011

My Chicken Soup Supper

Once or twice recently I’ve mentioned a useful all-in-one-pot chicken supper that I’ve created with the added advantage of having an almost authentic, just-like-my-Great-Auntie-Lena-used-to-make chicken soup the following day. A lot of you asked for the recipe and so I forced my friends to come over and share this meal with us so that I, in turn, could share it with you.

All you need are two carrots, a parsnip, two sticks of celery, a leek, an onion, two cloves of garlic, some potatoes (freshly dug from the garden, I might add!) and some chicken pieces placed in a large, shallow casserole dish.

Par-boil the potatoes, chop the vegetables and sprinkle it all over the chicken.

Add chicken stock, Telma stock cubes preferably, until it almost reaches the top of the dish. Cover with tin foil and cook for two hours. Check it every half hour, turning the vegetables and potatoes so they don’t dry out. For the last half hour leave the tin foil off so it all goes lovely and brown.

Not quite cooked yet!

The dish can go straight onto the table... which Mr A prepared earlier.

And the proof of the pudding supper...

Is in the eating!

Important point: The gravy is not gravy. It’s chicken soup! 

Put it in the fridge and don't worry that it turns into jelly. Heat it up next day and enjoy your chicken soup with lokshen (vermicelli) or knedlach (dumplings).
Who said cooking was difficult? J



  1. This sounds excellent! I will try it as soon as possible.

  2. As that was my empty plate that Ros pictured in her blog, I am well qualified to confirm that no-one will be disappointed by this recipe. I always go for 'one-pot' meals when I can (I am basically a lazy cook), but to be given a recipe for a delicious one-pot meal that will feed you for two days!!

  3. Hi Ros and Judy .. that looked excellent and my plate would have looked the same, 'cept I'd have been round for chicken soup the next day!

    Good idea .. thanks for showing us .. cheers Hilary

  4. Hi sueperfluous, do let me know what you think.

    Hi Judy, your hands were just perfect for the picture. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Hi Hilary, and you would have been very welcome too. It's a shame you're way down South ;-)

  5. I LOVE a one dish meal! I'm gonna have to try this one.

  6. Sounds good! I love homemade chicken soup and this looks like a great way to get there! :)

  7. What a great recipe!I shall have to try this one of these days. Looks yummy and I absolutely love the pictures!

  8. That is my idea of entertaining. A one dish meal that you take out of the oven. And it looks so delish.

  9. Boy that looks good.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Rosalind. I've stopped by to follow yours.

  10. It looks scrumptious! Sounds like the perfect year round recipe. I also like to look forward to having leftovers. Julie

  11. So many of you wanting to try this out. *feet starting to chill* Do let me know how it goes. Really, I'd love your feedback. I've never created a dish before (albeit a simple one).