This is my husband’s recipe. It’s awesome! I went a bit crazy with the camera today, but it was fun!
- 6 slices of bacon, diced
- 2.5 pounds of chicken thighs, diced
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 5 large carrots, sliced
- 5 stalks celery, sliced
- 2-3 tbsp fresh basil, chopped (or substitute with 1 tbsp dried)
- 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
- 4 cups (32 oz) chicken broth
- 2 cups water
Saute the bacon on medium heat (stir occasionally) in a large pot until it looks like this.
Get out a large frying pan and cook the chicken separately on medium heat until cooked thoroughly.
In the meantime, add the onions to the bacon and cook about 5 minutes or until slightly translucent. Next, add the celery and carrots to the onions and bacon, like this…. Cook about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add Italian seasoning to the bacon. Add cooked chicken, including the brothy stuff into the bacon pot.
Add broth, water, and basil. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. It should look like this….