Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pressure Cooker Frozen Chicken Soup.

Gunna use frozen thighs to make some chicken soup in the pressure cooker.  Will even make broth from them in the pressure cooker. (but will still need to add more broth)

4 frozen chicken thighs
3-4 cups water

1/2 a medium - large red onion
1/2 a medium - large regular onion
2 celery sticks
1 carrot ( I used 1/2 dozen baby carrots)
1 *leaf of red pepper
1 *leaf of yellow pepper
1 *leaf of orange pepper
(*a leaf is about an 1/8 to a 1/6 of the pepper, I call it a leaf because, well it looks like one when you cut it off the pepper)

1/2 tablespoon of butter (more or less to you personal taste)
1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon herbs of choice (I use dried Italian Medley mix )
16 oz or so of vegetable or chicken broth

Easy start, throwing 4 whole frozen thighs in the pressure cooker and add water to a little over covering the thighs. In this case around 3-4 cups.  Fire up pressure cooker and cook for 15 minutes. Once done release pressure and remove chicken. Let cool enough to easily handle and remove skin and fats, breaking upend chop chicken, put aside.  Now take the bones and throw them back into the cooker with the water still inside, cook again for 15 minutes to finish making a nice chicken broth.  Relieve pressure and strain liquids. Throw always bones and bits.

Chop up, onion halves, celery, carrot and pepper leaves. You can add or subtract veggies for your preferred taste. I do caution from using any more peppers as they will over power the taste of the chicken easily.

chopping veggies 
Notice pepper *leaf

 Wipe out pressure cooker pot, add butter and olive oil then the chopped veggies and heat, stir till they all soften. Mix in herbs, then add chopped chicken, and the broth you made, add the extra 16 oz of vegetable broth or so. Stir and close lid, let cook for 10 minutes, then shut off and let sit. (can just jump in and add noodles and be done but I like to make it early and let it marinade if possible)

made broth pouring over chicken and veggies

After sitting A added a bit more broth and a tad of water just so the noodles had something to absorb, and threw in noodles, about 1/2-3/4 a bag of curly noodles and cooked it all again for 15 minutes under pressure...  It was gooooooddddd!!!  Gunna say most people will want to add some salt and pepper..

Soup with Honey White Bread

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