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Recipe: Grandma Iris’ Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup in D’s family isn’t what most people think of.  What began as an attempt to “hide” vegetables for the children grew into a soup that has a creamy texture without any guilt.  If you can eat Matzoh Balls, have at it, but so far we haven’t found reliable gluten free matzoh.

photo 1Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Chicken (Cut Up)
  • 1 Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Leek (Cut)
  • 2 Cups Carrots (Rough Cut)
  • 1 Turnip (Rough Cut)
  • 1 Medium Parsnip (Rough Cut)
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato (Rough Cut)
  • 1 Small Bunch Parsley (Chopped)
  • 1 Small Bunch Dill (Chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • (Some Markets offer “Soup Packets” that will provide much of this AND celery, which we don’t use.)

Set all ingredients in Crock Pot and cover with Water. Set to low and set timer for 8 hours.  Strain stock from other ingredients and remove chicken.  Using a blender, puree Stock, Vegetables and the meat of 1 Chicken Breast until smooth.  Season to taste.

D’s Review: It is impossible to get this soup to taste the way that Grandma Iris’ Soup did.  My Aunt R gets the closest and my mother, L, makes a pretty solid version.  To be fair you’d probably have to be a grandmother to gain whatever magic touch we’re all missing.

T’s Review: The first time D made this for me I fell in love with it!  There is nothing better than a smooth and tasty soup!  If you are looking for something salty or highly seasoned this is NOT the soup or you (though you could always add some).  The soup freezes well—we freeze it either puréed or at the very last step (prior to being puréed).  Also, this is a simple first soup for toddlers!

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This entry was posted on December 13, 2013 by in Chicken, Comfort Food, Crock pot friendly, Dairy Free, Easy recipe, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Recipes, Seafood Free, Soup, Soy Free.
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