It’s that time of year isn’t it when we feel the need to hibernate, to have yummy wholesome foods. One of my favourite foods (especially when I’m feeling poorly – which has been often of late!) is something which I call Chicken Super Soup. I came up with it a few years ago when I was feeling particularly unwell one winter’s day. Whenever I am poorly I crave vegetables but I was tired of the same old vegetables and gravy, I fancied something a bit different so as I browsed the supermarket shelves an idea formed in my head and Chicken Super Soup was created.
2 large carrots
1 stick celery
1 small chopped onion
2 large potatoes
Dumplings (home-made or shop bought)
2-3 chicken breasts
2 tins Heinz Special Edition Chicken Soup with a hint of white wine
Chop up all vegetables into large chunks
Chop up all chicken in bitesize pieces and place with the vegetables in a saucepan with the Chicken Soup and cook slowly on a low heat for approximately 50 minutes. Just before serving add Dumplings and sprinkle on salt/pepper to taste.
This is without doubt one of my most favourite winter warmers and is so tasty. You can change vegetables to suit your own tastebuds but i love all the root vegetables so this is perfect for me. Cooking everything in the chicken soup gives it a really wholesome flavour and of course the chicken is so tender and yummy. Dumplings are something I remember from days long ago sitting with my Nanna and Grandad at the dining table so they bring back happy memories (plus I LOVE them!!).
Heinz have a new range of Limited Edition soups which are simply stunning, Hubby tried the Tomato with a hint of Chilli and said that it was delicious, it had just the right amount of kick to it without spoiling the flavour. He also tried the Mushroom with a hint of garlic but despite being a lover of garlic mushrooms found this wasn’t to his taste. There are four new soups in the range, the final one being Chicken with a hint of sage which we haven’t tried yet but I think this too would be a great contender for my Chicken Super Soup. Perhaps you could give it a go yourself and let me know what you think?