Hodge-Podge "Clean Out the Fridge" Chicken Soup. Add the chicken or boneless meat, thinly sliced or finely chopped, and cook, stirring, until browned. Add firm vegetables as they take the longest to cook. If you prefer a thicker, smooth soup, blend or process mixture to the desired consistency.
But as usual, things didn't go as planned this week as far as the menu plan was concerned. I won't get into all of the… Yup, its soup week! But its cold, we've had a snow storm, and soup is always the warmest thing to have. You can cook Hodge-Podge "Clean Out the Fridge" Chicken Soup using 8 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Hodge-Podge "Clean Out the Fridge" Chicken Soup
- You need of Dark-meat chicken 2lbs (I prefer bone on to later make bone broth).
- It’s of Onion- 1/2 large, 1 whole small.
- You need of Carrots- 2 whole peeled, thin circle slices.
- You need of Celery- 2 whole stalks diced.
- You need of Garlic- 2-4 cloves (or however much you prefer), chopped.
- It’s 3 cups of veggies of your choice (I used left over corn, peas, spinach, and mushrooms).
- Prepare of Wild Rice- 1 cup cooked (leftover from our weekly meal-prep).
- Prepare of Black Beans- 1 cup cooked (leftover from our weekly meal prep).
It just makes you feel so good inside and out! In this quick video lesson, I share an easy way to use up small quantities of leftover vegetables, herbs and spices in your fridge by making 'Clean out the Fridge' Soup! My vegetable soup, just plain veggies, is never the same twice. I usually refer to my vegetable soup as 'clean out the fridge' soup, sometimes 'clean out the freezer' soup.
Hodge-Podge "Clean Out the Fridge" Chicken Soup instructions
- In our house, all soups start with the same basic formula (onion, celery, carrot, garlic and bone broth- Love ya mom!). Gather these ingredients and find a heavy pot (we use a cast iron stock pot), but use what you have..
- Prepare your protein (chicken in this case) by searing it in butter or any oil you choose covered (in the soup pot if you want to save on dishes!). This step helps the protein to retain its natural moisture content and prevent that rubbery texture of say…of boiled chicken, yuck!.
- Remove the chicken and let it cool. Toss it into a bowl, plate etc..
- Add a bit more butter/oil to the pot, set to medium heat and toss in the diced onion, carrot, celery till tender (5 mins or so), then add chopped garlic for a minute or two… stirring so it doesn't burn. We stay on medium heat for the rest of the process..
- Add stock. Add leftovers. Add chicken. Add spices and whatever else you want to the pot..
- Simmer for a few… 10-20 minutes depending on what you had for leftovers. Taste test. Serve hot. (Maybe with an ice cube for the littles).
- Enjoy with fam..
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