Recipe: Roasted Chicken = Chicken Soup

|October 9, 2011|read comments (4)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

It's been a rough couple weeks – and with no time for anything and I've not shared dinners and baking with you. Shame on me!

It's the fall of the year – I've been busy replenishing the pantry and making fresh spice mixes and baking mixes, etc., stocking up on canned goods slowly for the winter months which are fast approaching, writing more recipes that I've come up with (which I will share when I get them perfected to where I want) and I'm crocheting blankets and bedspreads – which I am always doing anyway. With this summer being so hot, I did no crocheting or knitting. But I enjoy making blankets and bedspreads and giving them to others. And I need to finish up several so I can start new ones.

It's a beautiful fall day today – and I roasted a chicken. Cut off the butt, cleaned out all the yuck and gave it a nice salt bath – drizzled with a bit of olive oil and seasoned with Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, parsley, onion powder, garlic, paprika, and I placed fresh celery (with the leaves) and a carrot inside the cavity after seasoning that as well. Covered, 350* F. and done in 2 hours, turning him over to brown his back. I uncovered him for some time to brown his front too.

I whipped up a quickie gravy.

Served with Louisiana yams which I boiled in their skin (until tender), peeled and topped with pats of butter, seasoned with salt and pepper and peas in butter with salt and pepper. Biscuits finished off the meal for us.

While the chicken was just about done, I peeled my carrots, washed my celery and celery leaves, and quartered an onion. Added 4 chicken bouillon cubes. Once the bird was done, I immediately stripped the skin off him while steaming hot, removed the meat to a serving platter and placed the skin, back, and wings in the soup pot. Added cold water and my bowl of veggies – soups on the stove now.

Then I will strain that and transfer the clear broth to a clean pot, add my veggies and noodles, some of the cooked, diced chicken and make a pot of soup. I'll adjust my seasonings then. I'll have soup for tomorrow to enjoy with homemade bread for soppin'!

4 Responses to “Roasted Chicken = Chicken Soup”

  1. Rapunzel Says:

    I just stumbled across your blog and am so glad I did! We have an awful lot in common and even though I'm not *really* Italian, I swear I was in another life.  😉 
    Looking forward to reading more of your posts and trying your tasty recipes!

  2. Mama's Kitchen Says:

    Hi Rapunzel and thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy my blog and my long-winded stories! As far as I’m concerned – if you eat Italian foods – you are Italian.
    As a child, I was taught by my “elders” – “there are two types of people in this world – the Italians and those who want to be” –
    (of course it’s not true – but anyone who enjoys Italian foods – they are Italian to me!)
    Give a holler if you need anything!

  3. almonds Says:

    OK..Hard time finding you.  Totally love All your recipes & comments.  Thanks!

  4. Mama's Kitchen Says:

    So glad to see you here! I’m not the brightest crayon in the box when it comes to WordPress – but I am getting there. I hope you enjoy it ALL – even my boring stories (In A Nutshell). thank YOU for the lovely compliment! Enjoy!

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