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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chicken Soup for the Soul.

In my haze of sickness, I found a recipe online that I memorized quickly and only needed a couple of ingredients to pull it all together. Yeah, it's not going to win any beauty pagents, but it's so yummy, it doesn't need to. Here's my spiel at trying to sound like a food writer:

The golden overtones of the salty butter and stock make way for a the creamy corn. The mushrooms, roughly chopped, provide a meatiness and the carrots provide some comforting warmth reminiscent of home cooked meals. The noodles make it all a bit more interesting with more textures.

I'm a 'throw and chuck' kinda cook...

1/4 roasted chicken (the ones from the supermarket are fine, get the breast piece).
1 litre chicken stock
2-3 carrots
5-8 mushrooms
1 onion
A big knob of butter (I probably used about 3-4 tbs cause I wanted to use it up)
1 can of creamed corn (the best part!)
100g Vermicelli Noodles (really thin rice noodles, I had them lying around so threw them in too).

Heat the butter in a big pot, throw in the chopped onion, carrots and mushrooms and soften. Add about 1/2 the chicken stock, stirring, and the creamed corn. Shred (and I mean shred into tiny pieces!) the chicken into the pot. Add the remaining chicken stock, a big pinch of dry basil and any other herbs you think would go well, a big pinch of salt and pepper, and break the noodles in and volia! Easy and yummy chicken soup to cure all your ills!


  1. Aw--hope you're feeling better now! I swear cooking anything steamy helps big time with illness as well, clears your pipes out! x

  2. seems delicious! I'm sick right now so i need it :P thanks for the recipe.

    1. Yes! Try it! I swear I ate this for Lunch and Dinner for 2 days and had 12 hours sleep one night and I felt better.

  3. Hi, your recent tweets about your fitness/food logging achievements have really motivated me to do the same! xo

    1. Haha, great! I'm trying to eat clean, i.e. no wheat or refined grains. Just eating wholegrains, meat, fruit, veges. I have finally weaned myself off sugar in my coffee in the mornings! And haven't been craving chocolate at all. :)

  4. Wish I had this recipe a couple of weeks ago...this looks like it would clear any cold or flu up!
    Hope you're feeling better now :)

  5. oh gosh, this looks absolutely delicious! especially for those days when we aren't feeling so good. yummy!
    xo TJ

  6. I will have to try this recipe out; it looks great.

  7. You had me at "big knob of butter" -- looks yum!!

  8. You had me at "big knob of butter" -- looks yum!!!!