Hello Kawan Mastah! Are you craving for a delicious bowl of chicken soup? Well, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will guide you on how to make a hearty pot of chicken soup from scratch. Let’s get started!
The first thing you need to do is gather all the necessary ingredients. Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:
1 whole chicken
2, peeled and diced
2 stalks, diced
1 large, diced
4 cloves, minced
Make sure you have all of these ingredients before you start cooking.
Step 1: Clean the chicken
The first step is to clean the chicken. Remove any excess fat, giblets, and other unwanted parts. Rinse the chicken thoroughly with cold water and pat it dry with a kitchen towel.
Step 2: Boil the chicken
Put the clean chicken in a large pot and pour in 4 liters of water. Add in the diced carrots, celery, onion, minced garlic, bay leaf, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring the pot to a boil over medium heat.
Once the pot comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 2 hours. Make sure to skim off any foam or impurities that rise to the surface.
Step 3: Remove the chicken
After 2 hours, remove the chicken from the pot and let it cool down. Once it’s cool enough to handle, shred the meat into small pieces and discard the bones and skin.
Step 4: Strain the soup
After removing the chicken, strain the soup through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any solids. Make sure to press down the vegetables to extract as much flavor as possible.
Step 5: Add the shredded chicken
Return the soup to the pot and add in the shredded chicken. Let it simmer for another 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Step 6: Serve
Your homemade chicken soup is now ready to serve! You can add some noodles, rice, or other ingredients to make it more filling. Enjoy!
Can I use chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken?
Yes, you can use chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken. However, using a whole chicken will give the soup more flavor and richness.
Can I freeze the chicken soup?
Yes, you can freeze the chicken soup in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Make sure to let it cool down before freezing.
How can I make the chicken soup thicker?
You can add some flour or cornstarch to thicken the soup. Mix 2 tablespoons of flour or cornstarch with some cold water to make a slurry, then add it to the soup and stir well. Let it simmer for a few more minutes until the soup thickens.
Can I add other vegetables to the soup?
Yes, you can add other vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, or mushrooms to the soup. Just make sure to dice them into small pieces and add them during step 2.
Can I use a slow cooker to make chicken soup?
Yes, you can use a slow cooker to make chicken soup. Follow the same steps and cook it on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
That’s it, Kawan Mastah! Now you know how to make a delicious pot of homemade chicken soup. We hope you enjoy making and eating this recipe as much as we do. Happy cooking!