Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Chicken Soup

The day was not at all a good today. Though, I started very early, and I was very much optimistic that I could do a lot of things. Before going swimming, I thought I could finish all the household chores, including cooking. However, the clock didn’t show any sympathy to me. Very quickly, it started ticking 9:30. I stopped everything, and I rushed to swimming class. I thought I could cross one level, but I couldn’t. Rushing back home, I set my target to finish every possible home related job within eleven, but again I failed. My to-do list was pretty long, and on the other hand kid’s school was going to dismissed early.  I had cake baking in my list. Instead of baking a big cake, I thought of baking cup cakes. I was simultaneously  preparing some crafts for my kid. In that hodgepodge, I forgot to put baking powder in the cup cake batter. So, it became flat cup cake, another failure. I didn’t get time to make cookie dough, but going to kid’s school. He was grumpy. After rushing back from school, I made cookie dough. At the end of the day at least I got success in baking cookie. 
Anyway, my son is down with bad cold. So. I cooked this simple chicken soup for him. Here is the recipe.

Serving size 3

Boneless four chicken leg pieces (You can use boneless chicken breast)
One cup of frozen peas (You can use fresh green peas.)
One medium sized onion
One small carrot
One big sprig of rosemary
One tsp. ginger paste
One tsp. garlic powder
Two bay leaves
One fourth cup fresh tomato paste
One tbsp of olive oil
Salt to taste
Dash of freshly ground black pepper corn

Cut the chicken into small piece. Cut the onion into cubes. Peel the carrot, cut into small cubes.  Heat one tbsp. of olive oil on a heavy bottom deep pan in medium.  Add ginger paste. Stir it lightly. Add chicken pieces, and onion into it. Lightly stir, then cover the pan, and let it cook. Stir it occasionally, about 5 minutes let it cook.
Scrape the bottom, to avoid scorching. Add green peas, carrot, tomato paste, give a good stir, cover the pan and let it cook, about 8-10 minutes. Uncover the pan, pour 3-4 cups of water. Add bay leaves, and rosemary sprig. Cover the pan and let it cook in medium heat. After 10 minute, uncover the pan scoop out the bay leaves, and let it cook. About 5 minutes, scoop out the rosemary sprig. Few of the leaves may go into the soup. Don’t worry about that. Let them stay in the soup. Check the chicken pieces, and carrots. If they are tender, then don’t cover the pan. Raise the heat, and cook until desired consistency of the soup reached. Sprinkle pepper powder, before serving. 


mamasmercantile said...

Sorry to hear you are having a bad day, hope it gets better. Great chicken soup recipe.

Annie's Journal said...

There's something about chicken soup that brings comfort specially at this time of the year:) Hope your son is feeling better now. Khrishna, you're one very busy mum...hopefully you'll find some relaxing break in between...wishing you a good weekend ahead of you:)

Nancy Chan said...

Looks like a very busy day for you. I used to be like you, loading myself with long list of to-do list. But now I keep my list short so that I won't get breathless rushing through the list. The chicken soup looks good. I hope your son is better by now and wish him speedy recovery!

Stephanie said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear your son has a bad cold. I truly hope he is feeling better soon!

Your soup looks and sounds wonderful and I'm sure it helped make your son feel better {{smiles}}

Hugs to you!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Some days just everything goes wrong, Krishna. I hope today is much better for you! I also hope the chicken soup made your child feel much better. Chicken soup always makes me feel better. Have a beautiful day. ♥

Jeanie said...

Some days are just like that -- we all have them. I think chicken soup is good anytime but I hope it helps heal your little boy soon. No one likes to be sick at this time of year!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Krishna, I love chicken soup and I bet it tasted good to your poor, sick son. You did have a busy day and thank you for your visit to me. You are so right, time does go by too quickly..Merry Christmas..Judy

Beauty Unearthly said...

It looks so delicious. :)

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Shirley Tay said...

That's such a healthy & colourful treat! TGIF, dear! xoxo

Rajesh said...

That sounds delicious.

Small Kucing said...

It's all time comfort soup. Yummy

Jointy&Croissanty said...

I'm so sorry that you had a bad day, but chicken soup is perfect for bad cold.
This looks so appetizing!


Magic Love Crow said...

I'm sorry you didn't have a good day! Thank you for the great recipe!!

Danielle L Zecher said...

That soup looks delicious. I've never thought of putting ginger in chicken soup, but now I want to try it.

I think we all have one baking mishap this time of year, just trying to do so many things at once. I misread a pan size last week, and ended up with a smoky mess in the oven.

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