What you need:
3 chicken thighs
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 litre of water
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
Salt and pepper, for seasoning
2 (280g) bags of mixed vegetables - we had carrots, cauliflower and broccoli
Roast potatoes, to serve
What you do:
- Place everything except the vegetables and potatoes in a large pot, and allow to simmer for about 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
- For the last 5-10 minutes of cooking, add in the mixed vegetables.
- Taste and adjust seasoning, and serve with the roast potatoes.
So anyway... how did it turn out? Luckily there was a lot of soup, because the potatoes were just barely enough, and I didn't eat the vegetables. I tried, I really did! I tried chewing on a carrot stick, but it was just so... carrot-y. o.0 Needless to say, I didn't like it. So the two boys managed to polish off over half a kilo of vegetables (!!) between them. Of course, they were very happy about it, haha.
Anyway, back to the flavour of the soup. We finally ran out of salt and as of yet, no one has remembered to buy a new batch, so Hadi had to make to with minimal amounts of salt here. In fact, he had used all the remaining salt on the potatoes. So he had to add commercial chicken stock granules into the soup instead. (Home-made chicken stock is not supposed to be very salty, just so you know. Its supposed to be chicken-y, that's all. On its own, it tastes like air ayam, ahahaha - chicken water, eeeeeeee!)
But anyway, AGAIN back to the flavour of the soup (I babble too much, really). Despite the lack of salt, it really was tasty. The nutmeg and mixed herbs gave a subtle flavour, and Hadi would like to think that the added chicken stock made it taste more chicken-y. I do believe he's right. :P He didn't add that much chicken stock granules, yet the soup was very full-flavoured. It was also helped along by the vegetables, which also imparted some flavour to the soup. So all in all, it was a rather satisfying meal. :D
Quote of the day: Good manners - The noise you don't make when you're eating soup.