Recipe of the Day: Creamy Chicken Soup ala Susan

 Creamy Chicken Soup

Boil a chicken in a stock pot with salt and pepper.

Other ingredients:

3/4 stick unsalted butter

3 TBSP olive oil

1 cup diced onion

1 cup bell pepper diced

 1 cup shallots diced (including green parts)

4 cloves garlic minced

4-5 carrots diced and/or sliced

2 potatoes diced

Herbs of choice (fresh if you have them)

  I used chives, parsley and thyme and one bay leaf.

1 tsp Old Bay seasoning

Salt and pepper to taste

5 cups chicken stock

2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 cup gnocchi


Set aside chicken to cool and pick from bones.  In a skillet, sauté  onion, garlic and bell peppers in butter and olive oil until tender.  While these are cooking on low heat, strain the chicken stock through a cheese cloth, keeping 5 cups broth.  Put the potatoes and carrots in the chicken stock to cook.  Add onion, garlic and peppers when ready.  Add herbs and seasonings.  Dice chicken meat and add to pot.  Simmer for 30 minutes or so.  Add heavy cream and bring to a boil.  Add gnocchi and cook three minutes.  Serve with toasted baguettes.


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