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Grama's Homemade Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Recipe Information


Serves/Makes:12 or more

  • 1 whole cauliflower
  • 1/2 small chicken with bone in
  • 5 large carrots
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) parsley, finely chopped or dried
  • 4 medium-sized potatoes
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) rice
  • 2 cups (475 ml) peas
  • Fill a large soup or stew pot 3/4 full with water.
  • Add cleaned chicken with skin removed.
  • Peel and add all carrots whole.
  • Peel and add all potatoes cut in quarters.
  • Peel and cut onion in quarters and add to the pot.
  • Peel and add garlic.
  • Clean and cut the entire cauliflower in 1/4s and add to pot (your pot will be very full, but this is okay, it will shrink as it cooks).
  • Let chicken and vegetables boil about 1 hour on medium heat.
  • When chicken is cooked remove from pot and set aside to cool.
  • Remove pot from stove and with hand blender puree every thing in the pot.
  • Fill pot with more water, put back on the burner, and add parsley, rice and peas.
  • When chicken has cooled remove from bone and with fingers cut small pieces and add back to the pot.
  • Let boil for another 15 minutes, then its finished.
  • Enjoy!!!
This is one of my childrens favorite soups, lots of vegetables without the chunks, creamy without to much starch, very healthy and delicious. Try it--I guarantee you'll love it!!!