Chickey Soup

I looked back at all the recipes and just can’t believe I haven’t done a chicken soup.  And actually this one’s not either, it’s turkey!  I make soups all the time for my lady (Dot) I cook for.  She wanted me to roast a turkey last week, and of course I had to save the bones, skin, etc and make soup.  This soup is, hands down, one of the best I’ve had.  You have to start with a roasted chicken or turkey the way Michael Symon does it, click here.  Now, you might be able to find a better roasted chicken, but I don’t know where!  I just scaled up the recipe for a 12 lb turkey, and I don’t rinse poultry anymore because of contaminating an area around the sink.

Chickey Soup

 

Chickey Soup

Ingredients

    Broth
  • Roasted chicken, Michael Symon's recipe
  • Carrot, cut in half
  • Celery, cut in half
  • Onion
  • Soup
  • Broth
  • Carrot, diced
  • Celery, diced
  • White potato, diced
  • Small sweet potato diced (or half a large one)
  • Butter beans, cannellini, or other
  • Salt
  • Broth or stock concentrate / base (if the flavor is not where you want it)
  • Frozen peas
  • Reserved meat
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Dash of five spice powder (or cinnamon and grating of nutmeg)
  • Cheese ravioli (I use WalMart Great Value 5 cheese ravioli)

Instructions

  1. Debone the chicken, place all the bones, skin, drippings, onion, lemon, etc you cooked with it, in a stockpot. Set the meat in the fridge.
  2. Add carrot, celery, onion, garlic powder, and onion powder to pot. Cover everything with water. Cook for an hour, strain everything out, leaving broth.
  3. Soup
  4. Add carrot, celery, potatoes, beans and salt to broth. Make sure you taste broth to find out how salty it is.
  5. Cook until vegetables are done, about 8 minutes. Add peas, meat, lemon, and 5-spice powder, and bring back up to a simmer. Add ravioli and cook until done. Don't try to do it without the lemon and 5 spice. There's no way to describe how good that makes it.
  6. For Italian wedding soup, omit beans and peas, and add chopped escarole or endive and little meatballs (ground beef, breadcrumbs, parmesan, minced onion, parsley, egg, salt and pepper - use more parmesan than for regular meatballs). Use noodles instead of ravioli.
http://www.centexcooks.com/chickey-soup/