Saturday, May 3, 2014

Thyme for Chicken Soup

Of course, it's always good to make foods from fresh ingredients. But what if you can't get out to the store? Crackers and peanut butter could get boring. So here's a chicken soup you can make from your pantry. It includes a "fresh option", in case you have it. I made this recipe for a small crock pot (1 1/2 to 2 quart) for my now-smaller family; however, you could probably multiply it with good success.

Thyme for Chicken Soup

1 can (10 ounces) chicken, packed in water, drained
1 can (14.5 ounces) green beans, drained
1 cup water with 1 teaspoon chicken or vegetable bouillon
OR 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
¼ cup (parboiled, long grain) white rice
¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
dash of black pepper
¼ teaspoon thyme

Fresh option:
¼ cup finely sliced celery

Put all ingredients into a 1 ½ to 2 quart crock pot and stir.

Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Stir and serve.


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