Soup isn’t just for the ill, it is great for those rainy days, weight loss, and for making a few ingredients go a long way and feed a lot of people.
First I started with a rice pot full of water. You can use half water and half stock or all stock. Today I boiled water and added a chicken cube, a diced onion, a few garlic cloves, and about 1/4th of a habanero pepper. Boil this for about 10 minutes while you prepare.
You can use 1-2 chicken breasts, either raw, by adding it whole so it poaches, then remove it, and dice. Or you can get a ready made rotisserie chicken and dice one of the breasts or whatever meat you want, and add.
Here I used:
1 chicken breast already cooked, diced
1 sweet potato, diced
1 russet potato, diced
1/2 cup quick cooking barley
1 tsp fresh thyme, or 1/2 tsp dried
1 chicken cube, or a box of chicken stock
1/4 habanero pepper, to heat tolerance
Salt and black pepper to taste
Optional additions: egg noodles, celery, carrots, leeks