Re-invent that Left Over Chicken/Turkey—Time For Some Homemade Soup

IMG_1744IMG_1752IMG_1754IMG_1755It’s that time of the year that winter is upon us and with it comes the occasional craving for some good ole homemade soup. Leftover baked chicken or turkey in the fridge; good enough reason to cook up a batch. This is a simple tried and true recipe in our home that doesn’t require an extra trip to the store and if anything, is a good recipe to use up whatever fresh ingredients you already have in your refrigerator.

Left Over Chicken/Turkey and Bacon Soup with Wild Rice

Approx. 3 cups left over chicken or turkey (broken into bite size pieces)

6 slices cooked bacon (microwave or fry in pan-drain and dab any excess grease off), chopped into small pieces

1 Cup Chopped celery

1 Medium Yellow Onion Chopped

2 Pimento Peppers Chopped

1 Poblano Pepper Chopped

2 Bxs Organic Chicken Broth-32 oz each

1-2 Cloves Minced Garlic (optional)

2 Tsp Each Rosemary, Thyme and Oregano (adjust according to your taste)

Salt and Pepper To Taste

**Pot of Cooked Brown/Wild Rice (mix ratio of 3:1- brown/wild rice**

Put chicken, Broth, Garlic and Chopped Bacon into Stock pot and heat up to boiling, then turn down but leave high enough to maintain a mild rolling boil for 30 minutes. Add all vegetables and spices to stock pot and simmer for another 30 minutes, then let cool. While the soup is simmering, cook a pot of brown/wild rice mix. Once everything is ready, ladle 1/2 cup of cooked rice mixture into a bowl and add a ladle of delicious soup on top!! ‘Wella–Time to Enjoy!’

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