When it is so cold outside it's difficult to stay on diet. You just want to stuff yourself with food and roll into bed. Can you relate? Or maybe it's just me! But I did find a solution to it! A soup! Soups based on broth (not chowders, purees, or cream soups) have an extremely high water content yet can be filling and warming. Here is a chicken soup that originally started as a stew but have been modified sooo many times and now it's just a soup (a very lovely soup). I hope you like it ;-). CHICKEN TOMATO SOUP WITH BRUSSEL SPROUTS
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 carrot, pealed and grated
- 2 celery sticks
- a knob of butter
- 1kg chicken drumsticks
- 1.5l-2l chicken stock
- 8 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 large potato, pealed and cubed
- 200g brussel sprouts, pealed and sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat a knob of butter in a large pan and add the onion, garlic, carrot and celery. My granny used to always say that fried carrot in butter gives that sunny colour in soup... awww!
2. Add the chicken drumsticks and stir until coated in butter as well.
3. Add the stock and bring it to the boil.
4. Add tomatoes, potato and brussel sprouts. Simmer everything slowly for up to an hour, on the low heat with the lid on.5. Once all cooked, have a quick taste to check the seasoning, pull the meat from the bone (unless you want to eat drumsticks whole) and serve.Enjoy!