Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Super Mom's Stew/Soup

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2 pounds of chicken.  I used Drumsticks and chicken breasts
1 large box chicken broth, about 28 ounce
3 cups of water
2 teaspoon salt
2 stacks of celery. Chopped
1 large onion. Chopped
3 large carrots. Chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
6 large tomatoes chopped or 1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 large potatoes. chopped
4 garlic cloves. Chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme, fresh is better
2 teaspoon bay leaves
Stew Instructions:
Using large pan and cook chicken in water for 15 minutes. Remove the chicken and shredded. I don't shred the drumsticks, my kids love the bones.
On stove in a large pan, add olive oil and onions. After cooking for 2 minutes, add chicken breasts and drum sticks, celery, carrots, garlic and saute about 15 minutes.
Stir the water, potatoes and crushed tomatoes. Add the herbs, salt and lemon juice. Cook on medium heat for about 45 minutes.
Here you have your stew. We like to eat it with orzo or brown rice.
Soup instructions:
The same stew, add the chicken broth and cook for 1o
minutes more. Remove the drumsticks.  I used hand blender
and puree in the pan. That is it. How simple is that? If you
have a picky eater kids, they wouldn't know if you put

Spinach or Beans. Most of the time, I add Spinach, 1/4 cup

beans or lentils. This recipe is great for winter. If you are

busy, chop everything the night before and cook it on slow cooker.
I added 4 drumsticks for my youngest son and removed it for the stew only. By the way, you can do it with Beef as well.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. I always appreciate your comments.

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  1. I am sooo glad I dropped by!! THIS is what I am making for supper because I DON'T want to make what I planned, LOL :-) I just stopped from your button which I have on my blogs sidebar :-) Maybe you linked this up at WholeHearted Home but I didn't check those out yet.

  2. Thank you so much, Sara, for letting me know about my background issues. I have no idea what happened, but I finally (3 hours later) got it figured out :) Sometimes the Internet is a blessing, other tests your patience! :)

    Your soup sounds so tummy is growling right now :)

    Enjoy your weekend, my friend.


  3. HI there! I'm Hanna. I'm your newest follower!!! Lovely space you have here! I hope you have a great weekend! You can find me in my little corner anytime at

    xoxoxo Hanna

  4. Yum! This reminds me of my grandmother's house in the winter :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by and following The Thriftiness Miss!! GFC following you as well.. Have a wonderful day!

    1. I am glad. Thank you againfor stopping by and following my blog.

  5. This looks like the perfect soup for a sick day!!

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  7. This looks so delicious! It's perfect for the cold weather we have right now. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! So happy to have you share this yummy recipe. I hope you have a wonderful week. :)


  8. yum! Man, this sounds very very good! Thanks so much for sharing with the Welcoming House! :)

  9. Hi Sara,
    This soup looks delicious, wish I could have a bowl of it for my lunch. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Dear Miz, I think I have most of the stew for my self:-) Thank you for Stopping by and following my blog.

  10. Looks like the perfect thing for a cold winter day!