French country chicken soup

This makes a big batch of comforting soup. Enjoy a bowl now, then tuck the rest in the freezer for a soothing homemade supper down the road.

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Prep time:
10 minutes
Total time:
3 hours 10 minutes
Makes:
10 cups (2.5 L)

French country chicken soup recipe

Ingredients

  • 6  bone-in chicken thighs or 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2  900-mL cartons chicken broth or 8 cups (2 L) chicken bouillon
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each ground nutmeg and white pepper
  • 6  baby potatoes
  • 4  carrots
  • 2  celery stalks
  • 3  leeks

This chicken soup recipe makes a big batch. Enjoy a bowl now, then tuck the rest in the freezer for a soothing homemade supper down the road.

Instructions

  • Discard skin from chicken and trim any fat. Pour broth into bowl of slow cooker. Whisk in Dijon and seasonings. Add chicken. Cut potatoes, carrots and celery into thick chunky pieces and add.
  • Slice off and discard tough dark-green tops of leeks, then slice leeks in half lengthwise. Separate outer leaves and rinse under running water to remove grit. Slice into thick pieces, then stir in.
  • Cover and cook until chicken is tender and cooked through, 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Remove chicken to a cutting board. Remove meat from bones, then cut chicken into chunky pieces. Stir into soup. Marvellous with thick slices of baguette for dunking. Soup will keep well, covered and refrigerated, up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition (per Serving)

protein
g
fat
2.1 g
carbohydrates
10.3 g
fibre
2.1 g
iron
1.4 mg
calcium
41 mg
sodium
780 mg
calories
102 

2 comments on “French country chicken soup

  1. I think your cooking time at the top of the recipe is a bit off..3 minutes? Looks good though will make it this weekend. Wyn

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    • Exactly WHERE does it state the cooking time of 3 minutes???

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