Soup is one of the many reasons I love fall and winter! It's one of my favorite foods foods and it's also extremely nourishing.
Using homemade chicken stock is the key to this soup. It’s full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids in easy to digest forms. It also makes it delicious. This recipe makes a large batch that fed our family of four two dinners. Make a batch and freeze some to have if you feel like you're coming down with a cold or flu this winter. You'll be so happy you did!
Chicken Soup with Lemon & Herbs
2 small or medium onions, chopped
1 bulb/head garlic, minced
1 whole chicken
4 medium carrots, chopped
6 ribs celery, chopped
zest from 1 lemon
juice from 1 lemon
1 Tbs. butter
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. each dried basil, parsley, marjoram, summer savory, rosemary, thyme and oregano (feel free to omit or add herbs based on personal preference)
2 tsp sea salt
pepper to taste
First make the chicken stock. Put the chicken in a large soup pot...