1 (2 lb)
1 (1 lb) bag
peeled baby carrots
3 lbs russet potatoes or 3 lbs
idaho potatoes, peeled and cubed
- Place cleaned chicken in a 6 quart soup pot and cover with water.
- Bring chicken to a boil, reduce heat to medium and slow boil for 1 hour to cook the chicken and create a chicken broth.
- Skim fat off the top and add more water if necessary to keep chicken covered.
- Remove chicken to a bowl and set aside to cool.
- Strain all of the fat out of the chicken broth.
- Mix the chicken base and water into the broth.
- Add onions, carrots, potatoes, pepper and parsley to the broth and bring it up to a slow boil for 30 minutes.
- While the veggies cook remove all the meat from the chicken and add it to the pot.
- Melt butter in the microwave for 40 seconds in a glass measuring cup.
- Add the flour to the butter and stir until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into the boiling soup and stir to mix.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes to thicken and then serve.
- TinTN: You make a good point that sometimes it does not thicken, I think sometimes the potatoes have more starch than other times and that there may be more or less stock when you take out the chicken because I have that problem at times too. My solution -- I make another batch of the butter and flour and add some more until it thickens. Hope it helps!