The Most Delicious Chicken Soup Recipe

I am finally sharing my chicken soup recipe! I make this soup all the time. You seriously cannot go wrong with this delicious soup. It does need some time to prep and cook, but I promise you, it will be so worth it!

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I found a chicken soup recipe a few years ago online, and overtime, it has transformed and evolved into this perfect soup for our likings. I always crave this soup, and I think it is so so good!! And it’s pretty healthy so that is a plus too.

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The secret to a good chicken soup is the stock! And the secret to a good stock is to use the bone in chicken with some skin. You can use a whole cut up chicken, or if you prefer white meat or dark meat, you can most certainly stick to those as well. As long as the chicken has bone and some fat on it, your good to go, or your broth will lack those delicious chicken flavors. Let’s get to the recipe!

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Cook Time: 1 hour & 45 min

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 2 hours

Serving size: 4

What you’ll need

  • 1 whole chicken (cut into quarters)
  • water (about 2-3 liters)
  • 2-3 dried bay leaves
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots (chopped and divided)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped and divided)
  • 1 medium yellow onion (roughly chopped)
  • 2 medium baking potatoes (peeled & cubed)
  • half a head of cabbage (chopped)
  • 1 bunch of Fresh Cilantro (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon of whole peppercorns
  • 3 teaspoons of salt

Instructions

  1. To create the delicious broth! Prep your whole chicken by cutting it up into quarter chunks. Use kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, but please be careful. Add the chicken to a large pot.
  2. Now to prep the veggies for the broth. Add the peppercorns, garlic, bay leaves, the roughly chopped up onion, only one chopped up carrot, only one chopped up celery, and a small handful of cilantro leaves with the stems to the pot.
  3. Fill the pot with cold water, add to the stove top, turn heat on to high, bring to a boil, then turn heat to a low simmer and cover with a lid. These veggies will be tossed after the broth is done cooking, you’ll add the rest of the fresh veggies in the last part of cooking.
  4. Simmer for 1 hour and 30 minutes. During the simmering process, you’ll notice froth building up. You can scoop it out with a ladle, or leave it since we will drain the broth later anyways.
  5. While the broth is simmering, you can prep the rest of your veggies and set aside. Peel and cube the potatoes, dice up a half a head of cabbage into bite size pieces, one chopped up carrot, one chopped up celery, and roughly chop a big handful of the cilantro leaves.
  6. Once your broth is done cooking, take out the chicken and place it on a chopping board or large plate to cool down. Carefully strain the broth into another large pot and discard the leftover cooked veggies. Your broth should be a beautiful golden color filled with lots of flavor from the chicken and veggies!
  7. Add the bite sized chopped cabbage, potato, fresh chopped carrot, fresh chopped celery to the pot of broth. Bring to a boil, then lower to medium heat and cook for 15 min or until veggies are tender. While the fresh veggies are cooking, start shredding the chicken and toss away the bone and fat.
  8. Once veggies are tender, turn off the heat, add the shredded chicken and the rest of the cilantro leaves to the soup. Cover for a few minutes so the cilantro can infuse more flavor into the soup. And finally, add salt to taste.  Serve with some rice, noodle, or add a squeeze of lime!

And your soup is done! Enjoy this delicious chicken soup recipe, I am sure this will be a regular meal in your home once you try it out and taste how yummy it is!

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Thank you guys for visiting, let me know what you think about this recipe! xoxo

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My Go To Green Smoothie

 

A couple of years ago when I was strictly eating Paleo, this was my daily go to smoothie. I still make it often, but haven’t had it since becoming pregnant (morning sickness). Now that my morning sickness has subside, I am craving fruits and veggies like CRAZY! And making a smoothie doesn’t have to be difficult. This is probably one of the easiest smoothies you’ll make. It is delicious and nutritious.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of fresh spinach
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 apple
  • 1 inch piece of ginger (I buy fresh, peel, chop, then freeze in a ziplock bag)
  • 1 banana
  • juice of 1 lemon (or a good squeeze of lemon juice).
  • 1 cup of water
  • 5 cubes of ice

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Directions:

Not much prepping involved since I like to keep a ziplock bag full of 1 inch pieces of ginger in the freezer. Other then that, I chop up the apple and de core it (I leave the skin on), peel the banana, get everything together and throw it into my Dash blender (make sure produce is thoroughly washed before blending). And blend until smooth. That’s it!

Easy peasy yummy green smoothie. Clean up is a breeze too, I can make this smoothie and clean up in just 5 minutes. Ingredients are not crazy expensive, and you can easily calculate how much produce you’ll need for a weeks worth of healthy daily smoothies. Great to fuel your body with natures medicine.

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If you make this smoothie let me know how you liked it, or if you customized it to your own liking. Would love to know! I now vow to make this smoothie everyday during my pregnancy, lets see if that happens! I’ll keep you guys updated. Thanks for reading as always, happy hump day everyone!

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The Most Delicious Sriracha Dipping Sauce Ever

This sriracha dipping sauce has been a staple in the Wee household for quite sometime now. It is almost like a secret recipe, because I’ve never tasted anything like it, nor have I seen a recipe just like it anywhere.

I got this recipe from my mother in law. We were over their house one day, and she had just cooked a fresh batch of lumpia with this sriracha dipping sauce. Once I tried it, OMG I just couldn’t stop eating it, it is really that delicious. I asked her, “What kind of sauce is this? It is so good!” Once she said she made it, I was like YES! I need this recipe.

It’s sweet and tangy and garlicky, eek! My mouth is watering just remembering the first time I tried it. This is seriously going to be the most Delicious Sriracha Sauce you will ever taste in your life. And it is very simple and easy to make.

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of Srircha
  • ½ cup of purified water
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Tamarind soup base mix (I like Knorr brand)
  • 2-3 cloves of grated garlic

Directions:

Just mix everything together into a bowl, and thats it! You can double this recipe to make a batch, pour it into a mason jar, and keep in the fridge for up to a couple months. The longer it sits, the better it taste. Jack loves it with lumpia or fried summer rolls, I love it on egg omelets or fried chicken wings. As you can see, my one year old loves it too.

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I know you all will enjoy this delicious sriracha sauce, try it out and let me know what you think!

Enjoy!

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