My mum's chicken soup

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ok so I get asked for this recipe A LOT! Everyone that tries it loves it! It makes a huge batch so I get quite a few meals from one big pot and it freezes beautifully! This is just what my family uses but you could put almost any veggie in. It is super healthy and a great way for kids (and adults) to eat all sorts of veggies without them knowing.(It's not exact measurements here and it all depends on the size of your vegetables, and if you like more of something add more of it!)


  • 1 large chicken (I like to use free range) 
  • Chicken stock powder
  •  Water 
  • 1/2 packet dried soup mix 
  • tablespoon or so of tomato paste
  • 2-3 potatoes (leave skin on) 
  • 2-3 zucchinis (leave skin on) 
  • 3-4 carrots (leave skin on) 
  • 2 turnips
  •  1 onion
  • 2 swedes 
  • Optional rice/rissoni 

 As a guide I usually fill my processor bowl twice with veggies and thats enough for my pot. You don't have to have a processor but you might get RSI from grating by hand (it would be worth it though!)

 Get a HUGE pot and put in your chicken. Make up enough stock to cover the chicken plus some. I usually do 7+ liters (told you it made a lot, of course you don't have to make as much as I do!)

 Rinse off the soup mix and add to the pot as well as the tomato paste. Bring to the boil and cook for 30mins or so, until the chicken is cooked through.

 Once the chicken is done pull it out and I like to put in the fridge then pull off the flesh when cool or you can do it straight from the pot.

Skim off any fat on the surface of the stock. Grate all your veggies and add to the pot along with the chicken pieces (as big or as small as you like) and bring back to the boil.

Cook for 30 or so minutes or until the veggies are soft. If you like in the last 15minutes of cooking add a handfull of rice or rissoni.

 Serve with yummy bread, enjoy!