Saturday, September 27, 2014
Simple Nourishing Apple Chicken Soup
This is a very simple soup that appears on my lunch menu very regularly. I make it on average once a week. It is so simple and yet so nourishing. I just throw everything into a soup pot (you can use slow cooker), boil it for a while, turn down the heat and let it simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours until the chicken meat becomes so tender that it falls off the bones. There was once I even made a big pot with 4 big drumsticks and after slow-cooking the soup, I scooped up the tender chicken meat, drained off the water and used it to make CHICKEN FLOSS IN MY BREAD MACHINE. :)
So here is the recipe for my favourite apple chicken soup, which I have been wanting to blog about for months. :)
Recipe adapted from Wendy
2 big chicken thighs/drumsticks about 500g
2 big apples, peeled, cored and halved
1.5 litres of water
2 tbsp of goji / wolf berries
1 dried scallop
salt to taste, about 1/2 tsp
1. Wash the chicken and drain off the water. Peel and remove the core of the apples and cut each apple into half.
2. Place the chicken and apples in a soup pot or slow cooker filled with 1.5 litres of water. (You may add goji berries, dried scallop, red dates, or dried longans to make the soup sweeter, it is up to you. I usually only add goji berries or dried scallop)
3. Let the soup come to a boil, then allow to simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours until the chicken meat falls off the bones.
4. If you like to eat with noodles, just throw in some japanese somen noodles towards the end, let it boil for a few minutes and it is ready to serve.
I am submitting this apple chicken soup to Little Thumbs Up (Sept - Apples) organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Doreen of my little favourite DIY and hosted by Kit of I Lost in Austen at this post.
By the way, my second blog-hop My Treasured Recipes MTR #2 featuring dough starter breads is coming to an end at the end of September. If you wanna join, do hurry! For the next 2 months Oct and Nov, the theme will be "Taste of Autumn". You are welcome to submit any dishes featuring fruits and vegetables harvested in Autumn, such as apples, pears, pumpkins, zucchinnis etc. More details will follow soon, so stay tuned!