Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
My Granny sure was a "Good Cooker"! We all loved her food especially certain things like her soup. We all try to make ours taste "just like Grannys". When we make it we are sure to call everyone and brag. I normally boil a whole chicken and use most of it for the soup and a little for something else. Granny never drained the cans of veggies, but I never lose as much water as she did, maybe because I put a cover on the boiling chicken.
- 3 chicken breast halves, with skin and bones
- 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes
- 1 piece celery (washed and sliced)
- 2 carrots (washed and sliced)
- 1 medium sized onion (diced)
- 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce (or 1 can tomato soup)
- 1 (15 ounce) can butter beans (drained)
- 1 (15 ounce) can whole corn (drained)
- 3 -4 potatoes (peeled and cut in small blocks)
- Wash chicken.
- Put in large pot and cover above chicken with hot water about 1 inch.
- Open tomatoes and drain juice into pot.
- Crush tomatoes with hands and add to pot.
- Wash celery and carrots, then slice and add to pot.
- Bring to a boil and then cover and lower temp to a low boil and cook 1 hour.
- Watch to make sure liquid doesn't boil out. If it gets low add a little more water.
- Remove chicken, set aside and let cool.
- Add potatoes and cook 30 more minutes.
- After potatoes are done, take 3 or 4 chunks and smash them on the side of the pan. This will help to thicken the soup.
- Add onion, tomato SOUP (or sauce), corn and butter beans and cook about 10 minutes.
- Pull the chicken off the bone and add to pot.
- Salt and Pepper to taste now or in your own bowl. I personally think salt is a must in this soup.
- Stir and serve.
I made this for my husband who has been feeling sick for about a week. He hadn't left the couch all day. He finally ate a bowl of this soup, and has been eating it every meal since then. I think it will be the request every time he is sick now!
Ok, I just happened to be in the mood for a great soup (the kind my gramma used to make) and it just so happens I chose "mommies" recipe for the Pick A Chef. Let me tell you this is comfort food at its best. Great soup that can bring back memories for all of us. I wouldn't change a thing.