On hearing the name Old-Fashioned Chicken Soup, the idea of microwaving doesn’t come to mind, but this recipes works. Old-Fashioned Chicken Soup

Old-Fashioned Chicken Soup
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 3 pounds broiler-fryer, with neck and gizzard
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 stalk celery, quartered with leaves
  • 6 Cups water
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 sprig of dill
  • 2 packages instant chicken broth
  • cooked noodles
  1. Place all ingredients in a deep, 3-quart, heat-resistant, non-metallic casserole.
  2. Heat, covered with plastic wrap or a non-metallic covering, for 15 minutes in microwave oven.
  3. Skim any foam from top.
  4. Cover and heat an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  5. Remove carrots, chicken, celery and onion and reserve.
  6. Strain soup through cheese-cloth or fine mesh strainer.
  7. Skim excess fat off surface and add 2 envelopes instant chicken broth.
  8. Return the carrots, celery, onion and chicken to the soup. If desired, add pre-cooked noodles before serving.

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