It was super simple and probably the same as half the other chicken soup recipes out there. We live in Florida so the weather is still fairly warm, but cooler than usual this time of the year. I really just made this to pretend that it’s cold out because I totally wish it was haha. Plus my nephews came over today and one of them was sick, so it was perfect for him.
-fill a stockpot half way full with equal parts water and chicken stock
-put in your chicken (I used bone in thighs, it adds more flavor)
-let that cook low and slow until the meat starts to fall off the bone. Mine cooked for about 3 hours. The longer it cooks, the more flavor it will have.
-remove the chicken from the pot, then remove the meat from the bone
-combine everything back into the stockpot
In a separate saute pan.
-1Tbsp olive oil.
-1/2 a large sweet onion, or 1 medium onion
-4 celery stalks
-2 cloves of garlic (mine were tiny so I used more)
-red pepper flakes (to taste)
(I put all this into the stockpot after about 2 1/2 hours to let the flavors meld together)
When your soup is all combined and ready
-bring water to a boil
-cook your pasta of choice
I used Orzo, it’s my fav for any soups!
At the end I decided to add some more seasoning (salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes) and cooked it a little bit longer.
This is a recipe that you can really tweak and make your own. It turned out so delicious! I also topped mine with some parmesan cheese.
I will definitely be using this recipe more and more in the colder months! I love to cook and I love it even more when I just wing it and it turns our so yummy!
Let me know if you use this recipe, I’d love to hear what you did differently or how you liked it!