In fall, I love soup. It is no secret. I make new recipes for soup all the time, the entire fall. I have noticed that men don't really like soup. I keep wondering if it is because of the low meat content, or if it is just not filling enough for them. For me, this soup was perfect. It even made me feel warm and cozy.
Chicken Rosemary Soup
whole chicken, innards removed and rinsed
large potent onion (not sweet)
4 sprigs rosemary
2 bay leaves
1 Tbs course salt
Water to barley cover
4 green onions (sliced, saving one for garnish)
Cook for 5 hours on low heat in a crock pot. Transfer liquid to a large pot. De-bone the chicken. The chicken should just fall off the bone at this point. I kept the breast meat in reserve for something else and dropped the dark meat back in the soup. I then added the noodles and three of the green onions. I let it get to a boil to cook the tiny noodles, and that was it. If it isn't salty enough, add one bullion cube.
You could add anything to this soup. Celery, carrots, more sweet onion after the broth was made... that would have been wonderful. But I kept it simple this time.
It was so terribly good. I had it with a romaine and red cabbage Cesar salad. YUM!