Here’s a fun food project for the weekend that’s sure to get you ready for the busy week ahead!
On Saturday make an Easy and Amazing Roasted Chicken and eat it! Do NOT throw out the carcass or the juices from the roasting pan!!
On Sunday, put the chicken carcass and the pan drippings into a large soup pot. Add enough water to just cover the chicken and bring to a boil. Turn down to low and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours. Now, remove the bones, making sure to scrape off any little yummy bits of meat that did not fall off in the simmering process. You can either use a slotted spoon to remove the bones, or dump the whole thing through a strainer but DO NOT lose the amazing broth you just made; make sure you dump it through a strainer into another soup pot! Pick out all the bones and add the remaining chicken meat back to the broth. Next, cut up whatever veggies you want to. I made a super simple chicken soup with just carrot, celery and onion. Add the veggies to the soup, and season with paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper. This is the EASIET way to make this soup but the sky is the limit!! Add kale, spinach, or collard greens. Make a pan of roasted root veggies and add that in – delicious!! Switch up the spices and add some cumin and cayenne for a zesty kick. Have fun and best of all, you’ll have soup left over for fast lunches or snacks next week!