I made us a really delicious pot of soup the other day for our supper. Its nice to have soup for supper once in a while. They are filling and delicious. This soup was so simple to make. The recipe came from the back of a package of Hungry Jack's Organic Soup Mix, which is a hearty healthy mix of organic dried peas, lentils, barley and flakes. I had never thought of using this type of soup mix in a chicken soup before, but it worked really well!
I used skinless chicken legs which I had purchased at the local shops and they were absolutely perfect for this soup. There was no fatty skin to get rid of so the soup was very healthy and low in fat. Because I used a mix of frozen casserole vegetables (in addition to the soup mix) I just added them to the hot stock, without any sweating or frying, again meaning there was no additonal fat needed.
It was hearty and filling and probably one of the tastiest pots of soup I have made in a while. I often make soup from the carcasses of roasted birds, or meats, but I had never thought of using fresh meat to make one. The chicken legs worked very well.
The frozen vegetables worked very well also, with there being just the right mix of carrot, onion, leek, swede (rutabaga) and turnips.
The soup mix itself is a lovely mix of split green and yellow peas, red and green lentils, then pearl barley and barley flakes, which worked surprisingly well with everything else and made for a lovely supper. I had crackers (because I have always loved crackers with soup) and Todd had bread. (He is a soup and bread lover from way back,)
And Mitzie enjoyed some of the cooked chicken met and some veg along with some brown rice. Everyone was happy. I love it when that happens. ☺
*Tasty Chicken and Vegetable Soup*Serves 4
Crazy Jack Organic Soup Mix is available exclusively at Tesco's.
This soup would be great taken to school or work in a flask! I am sure it would also free very well. So you could make it up and then freeze it in single serving portions to take out as and when you needed it. Bon Appetit!