Rubber Chicken- Part 4 – Chicken and Veg Soup


Well it is Friday again, this week has flown by… Youngest is due back this weekend for a reading week, so I need to up the food stocks with ‘grab’ food.


I am using the last of the Aldi chicken, and the delicious stock from the chicken as well as some left over Veg from the fridge to make a soup.


Have a look at what else I made from one chicken Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 From one £4.99 Aldi Chicken I have made Roast Chicken, Chicken Pie x 2,  enough extra Pie filling to make a savoury crumble, Sweet Chilli Chicken and Chicken and Veg soup

I could use the Thermomix, but will do it the traditional method instead.


I start by putting the lovely stock into a large pan, and dicing some carrot, finely slicing some celery, and finely chopped, peeled onion- all of this is added to the pan and heated to a boil, then simmered for approx 10 minutes.



At this point I add the chicken meat, chopped into small pieces


I am also adding some broken up spaghetti, as I want a minestrone type soup – taste and season.


You could add grated ginger, sliced spring onion, a dash of soy sauce for a Asian take on the soup, or add some red lentils, and blend half the soup to make a thicker, heartier soup – that’s the great thing about making soup, you can use what you have, and make it to suit your own taste.


To go with this lovely lunch dish, I am making bread rolls – 300ml warm water, a pack of yeast, 500g bread flour – mix together and knead till elastic and leave to rise for an hour – knock the dough back, and make into whatever size rolls you want- I make 12, leave to rise again then cook for 25-30 mins in a preheated oven (200) with a good splash of water in the bottom of the oven (in an empty oven tray) to create steam – I cool and freeze them or they disappear 😉


I am also making chocolate brownies for Youngest to snack on, and make use of the oven whilst it’s on, I have made these several times so I won’t bore you with a repeat but here is the link Chocolate Brownies


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Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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