Recipe – Chris’ All Good Soup Starts with Bacon Soup

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.

Bacon.... all good soup starts with it!

Bacon…. all good soup starts with it!

Get out a large frying pan and cook the chicken separately on medium heat until cooked thoroughly.

Cook chicken thoroughly in separate pan, stirring occasionally.

Cook chicken thoroughly in separate pan, stirring occasionally.

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.

To the bacon and onions, add celery and carrots.

To the bacon and onions, add celery and carrots.

Add Italian seasoning to the bacon.  Add cooked chicken, including the brothy stuff into the bacon pot.

Add the chicken.

Add the chicken.

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….

Simmering soup

Simmering soup

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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