We had the Madhouse grandparents over for the day yesterday which meant that I cooked two chickens. It seemed a waste to throw away the carcasses so I decided to make chicken soup in the evening. It's so simple and cheap to make that I'm always amazed it tastes so good !
Curried Chicken Soup
2 chicken carcasses
1 large onion
1 large potato
20cl crème fraîche
4tsp mild curry powder
1tsp smoked paprika
1tsp ground coriander
1tsp ground cumin
a sprinkle of black onion seeds
1tsp garlic granules
Put the chicken carcasses in a large pot. Peel and halve the onions, potatoes and carrots and toss them in the pot too.
Cover with boiling water and simmer for half an hour.
Pour through a colander into a bowl. Reserve the contents.
Pour the liquid through a sieve back into the cooking pot.
Sort through the contents of the colander. Put the vegetables back in the pot and pick the meat off the bones to add to the pot. Liquidise with a stick blender.
Add the crème fraîche and the salt, pepper and spices. (I also threw in a curry Knorr Flavour Pot for good measure - just use whatever's in your spice rack.)
Bring back to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes to thicken. Taste before serving and adjust the seasoning, adding extra spices if you wish.
I'm feeling very virtuous for making dinner from something that could have ended up in the bin, so this is going on the #KitchenClearout linky !