You know, you don't have to be sick to enjoy the magic of chicken soup. Not much is more comforting than a hot, hearty bowl of homemade goodness whether you're soothing a cold or warming up on a frigid winter's day. It's basically the food version of getting a hug from your favorite Grandma.
Chicken soup is also an excellent make-ahead meal you can easily pop in the fridge for a future dinner, or keep a batch in the freezer for times when you do get those winter colds and you don't feel like cooking.
Plus, if you happen to have young kids who are in the early stages of exploring their palates, chicken soup makes a great “everyone eats together” meal that pleases everyone at the table. Tip: throw in some fun-shaped pasta to entice even the pickiest of the bunch.
What's really great about chicken soup is that once you get the base ingredients and technique down, you can go nuts experimenting with different varieties and flavor profiles. It's definitely a fun recipe to have under your belt.
My version of the basic chicken soup recipe infuses pre-packaged stock with all the satisfying goodness of Mom's classic. Rotisserie chicken is the key to making this delicious staple with way less time and trouble. I guarantee you're gonna love it. Click here to check it out.
Try playing with the different flavor and ingredient options I suggest in the recipe, and be sure to let me know how it goes!