I know it’s not very original to make homemade chicken soup after doing a roast chicken but it tastes so good! My husband has conference calls every Tuesday evening and we usually do pizza but I wanted to do something different. Soup was perfect because I could make it early then it was ready when he was done. I’m usually very hungry by then! So is he to be honest.
Over the weekend I made an Apple Sage Roast Chicken and there is still quite a bit of chicken on it. I need to use more of the chicken so I can use the bones to make stock. As it is a local farmed chicken it is a little more expensive than store bought so I use everything. Which you should do anyway but the motivation is a bit higher! And with the USDA stating China can muck about with our chicken and not label it as such I am more grateful than ever I can get local meats! Honestly what were they thinking?
Chicken soup is one of those super easy meals to make and if you have leftover gravy from the roast even better. Half your work is done for you. During the week that is perfect.
I prepped the ingredients first as it only takes a few minutes to get everything in the pot. I cut off the chicken from the roast and chopped up 4 cloves of garlic, half an onion, a carrot, and some pearl mushrooms. The mushrooms are local and I hadn’t seen them until recently but they have a light flavour.
Heat up some olive oil in a pan and saute the garlic and onions for a few minutes then add the chicken. Cube some potatoes. Ours came from one of the small bins of potatoes growing in our garden. It’s funny how small some will come out but I still use them.
Add in the potatoes and carrots and saute for a couple of minutes then add just over a cup of leftover gravy. Add water until the veg is covered.
Bring to a boil and simmer til the potatoes are cooked through. This takes less than 15 minutes to throw together. And because the gravy was full of flavour so was the soup.
We served it with my husband’s homemade rosemary bread. It was so good. I love it when he makes bread. 🙂