Monday, 14 March 2011

Chicken Carcass Stock Soup

I always boil up my chicken carcass to make a lovely stock which can be used for soup or in place of a stock cube.

This is my simple soup recipe

1 pint stock
1 pint water
1 tsp dried herbs
1 small onion finely diced
1 large carrot small dice
4 tbsp of orange lentils
1 medium potato small dice
any bits of chicken you have

Put the first 6 ingredients into a pan and bring to the boil, then simmer until the carrot is nearly cooked add in the potato and continue until this is so it will mash against the side of the pan with the back of a spoon, then add in the chicken to heat through.

I prefer this re-heated the next day so the potatoes and lentils seem to meld into the stock making a thicker base.

Leeks can be used instead of onions, and other bits of leftover veggies could quite easily be added at the end if wanted.