Simple & Savory Homemade Chicken Soup

Tis the season for warm meals and cozy days in the fire indoors! It can be so easy to get caught up in the Christmas cookies, and comfort food meals this holiday season. Instead, try this delicious, simple and healthy for you chicken soup recipe. ย It is a delicious and simple meal to ensure you get the vitamins, minerals, and protein from an organic source, satisfying your taste buds and improving your health at the same time. Perfect for sick days, cold days this winter, or when you are needing a healthy and simple meal fix. Stir up, serve and enjoy!

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Ingredients

1 Whole Organic Chicken

1 Full Stalk/Bunch of Organic Celery

8-10 Whole, Organic Carrots

1 Full Onion

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Oregano and other desired seasonings to taste

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Directions

  1. Place the full chicken in boiling water for approximately 1 hour, or until the chicken is no longer pink inside.ย 
  2. Meanwhile, chop carrots, celery, and onion and set aside. Add garlic, oregano, pepper, and salt to boiling water.
  3. Add chopped carrots, celery, and onion to the pot, and reduce to a simmer. Cover slightly with lid.
  4. Continue to cook until the chicken meat falls off of the bones, and the veggies are at the desired tenderness. Approximately 2 hours. Occasionallyย skim off the foam from the top.

Health Benefits

When you’re cooking the whole chicken, instead of a boneless or skinless chicken pieces, you get the benefits of all of the vitamins, minerals, and proteins that are in the skin and the bones. It is important to use an organic chicken because this is an authenticย source of protein, wherein traditionally processed chicken have added preservatives, fillers and chemicals.

Carrots are high Vitamin A, fiber, and beta carotene. Celery is high in minerals, a valuable form of sodium, and is high in potassium.

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