Tonight I had the leftover roasted chicken from Wednesday in the fridge. I picked off all the meat and made chicken broth with the carcass (could there be an uglier word?). Broth is so simple, as you probably know. I just covered the bones with water, added chunked up carrot, celery, and an onion to the pot, a couple of bay leaves, and a few peppercorns and simmered for about an hour.
After removing all the bones etc. so I was just left with broth, I added some (fresh) sliced carrot and celery, brought it to a boil and added whole wheat noodles. When the noodles were cooked, I lowered the heat and added the cooked, chopped chicken. I added a good amount of sea salt to enhance the flavor.
This one was a winner at the dinner table! There is nothing homier than a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. The kids actually liked it, rather than just tolerated it. I tend to prefer trying a more adventurous soup, but this was good, basic comfort food.
Average 8.4 This is our top contender so far this year!