February 21, 2006

Chicken Soup

Well, the Artist is coughing away. She's got a virus, one that has been making its way around the community. She has been ill since Sunday; really ill. Not the "Oh I get to watch t.v. and read all day" kind of thing, but a fever, and headache, and can't get out of bed sick.

So, in honor of that I present my chicken soup. It is ultra-rich.

2 whole chickens
chicken wings or parts
2 onions
1 carrot
1 zucchinni
1 sweet potato
1 regular potato
1 garlic bulb
Water to the top of the pot.

Skin chickens and steam for 1/2 hour (20 minutes) remove from pot and set aside to cook separtely.

Cut the veggies into medium size parts.
Add the veggies and the rest of the ingredients to the chicken water
Keep cooking.
Cook the whole day.
Add more water as necessary.
You do not need to add pepper or salt (though you can have this at the table)
It is good.

The 2 whole chickens:
Put in a covered baking dish. Mix one container of tomato paste, some garlic, pepper, salt, sliced onions, green peppers, diced. Toss over the chicken with 2 cups of water. Cook and cook till the chicken is soft and the sauce a bit thick. 340 degrees f, 180 celcius.

This is what I do for Shabbat.

Posted by Rachel Ann at February 21, 2006 02:43 PM | TrackBack

I can vouch for this from long personal experience. The soup is rich and delicious, and the chicken is so tender we usually don't bother to put knives on the table.

Posted by: dh at February 21, 2006 08:04 PM

Sounds yummy...wow...sounds like the virus that has hit so many here in the states has made its way there. It seems to linger on in that the energy levels are slow to recharge for weeks later. I still have a little bit of sinus drainage going on. My sympathy. I did not get anywhere near as sick as my son and his family, whom I went to take care of for most of a week. But then I used the wonderful Sambuchol lozenges (developed in Israel) plus lots of vitamin C, magnesium extra (helps slough off secretions), and put Vicks Vaporub (the wonderful smell of eucaplytus) on my chest and upper lip too...have read that eucalyptus kills viruses...only thing found to stop that bad flu that hit in 1918. Then too, recently read on internet that eating sour kraut kills viruses and so far the only thing found to stop the bird flu in its tracks. I hear it is in Gaza...so if it gets closeby to you all in Israel...I hope they know to feed the birds sour kraut and get some on hand for yourselves too! Take care...and prayers for a fast recovery and the rest of you NOT to get sick. In our household we learned to have a hand towel for each person all the time and that alone seemed to cut down on illness being passed!! HUGS to you, dear Mama who will have to take care of everyone!! I will copy down your chicken recipe...must try this version too!!

Posted by: Elizabeth at February 22, 2006 06:38 AM

Question on the chicken: Do you then eat the soup and the chicken separately from each other, or do you put them back together at some point? do you fix other dishes or just serve this? The chicken sounds kind of like a barbequed chicken. My mil used to make it pretty much like this too.

Posted by: Elizabeth at February 22, 2006 06:46 AM

Thanks honey,
And Elizabeth, the wings or parts stay in the soup and get served with the soup, the chicken stay separtely---I serve the soup for the first course, and the chicken for the second.

Do experiment with the amount of ingredients; you may want a bit less garlic or a bit more, etc.
let me know how yours goes.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at February 22, 2006 06:53 AM

That looks like an awful lot of food, what does it feed about 15? :)

Now I want chicken soup... yum.

Posted by: Oorgo at February 24, 2006 04:51 PM
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