Tasty Chicken Soup
Rhonda Freed, Lowville, NY
Makes 12 servings
Prep Time: 10–15 minutes
Cooking Time: 6–7 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 4-qt.
12 cups chicken broth
2 cups chicken, cooked and cut into small pieces
1 cup shredded carrots
3 whole cloves
16-oz. bag of dry noodles, cooked, optional
1. Place broth, chicken, and carrots in slow cooker.
2. Peel onion. Using a toothpick, poke 3 holes on the cut ends. Carefully press cloves into 3 of the holes until only their round part shows. Add to slow cooker.
3. Cover and cook on High 6–7 hours.
4. If you’d like a thicker soup, add a bag of cooked fine egg noodles before serving.
Tip: You can make the broth and cook the chicken in your slow cooker, too. Just put 2–3 lb. of cut-up chicken pieces into the slow cooker. Add 12 cups water. Cook on High 4–5 hours, or until chicken is tender and falling off the bone. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon. Debone when cooled enough to handle. Measure 2 cups of chicken meat and return to slow cooker. Completely cool the remaining chicken and freeze or refrigerate for future use. Continue with the recipe above to make the soup.