Monday, December 17, 2007

Tomato, Chicken, and Rice Soup

I hate tomatoes. They're just so gooey and... yuck. I can eat tomatoes when they're chopped up and mixed with something, but a whole tomato, or even a slice, disgusts me. When I was growing up, my mom would have a plate of sliced tomatoes on the table at almost every meal and my dad and I would just look at her like she was crazy. We weren't touching that!

I love tomato soup though. Before I met Spencer I lived on the Amy's Tomato Bisque in the cans. Oh geez. Those are amazing and well worth the insane $3 a can. Once I got pregnant, I started drinking the Campbells Soup at Hand tomato soup in the mornings when I had to be at Starbucks at 5 am. And now I'm drinking V8. I still hate tomatoes though.

Anyway... this recipe came from my Aunt Micki. According to her, my grandpa's mom made a version of this for him growing up and then my grandma made it for her kids, and now Aunt Micki makes it for her two boys. I don't remember my mom ever making it though. I was deprived.

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We loved it! I made a huge pot of it and it's all gone. :(

Tomato, Chicken, and Rice Soup

1 whole chicken
2 cans chicken broth
2 cans tomato soup
1 cup uncooked rice
dash of Worchestershire sauce
salt and pepper

Boil chicken until completely cooked. Pull chicken out and skim fat off the broth. (I'm a freak and can't use homemade chicken stock until after I let it cool and make sure I get every bit of fat out of it so I used some that I had in the freezer.) Add the two cans of extra broth. Bring to a boil. Add rice, turn heat down, and let simmer until rice is cooked. Add tomato soup and bring to a boil. Let cook until combined. Pull chicken off the bones and shred it. Add it to the top and let simmer for another 30 minutes.


Lisa said...

This looks so yummy!!! I'm so going to try it! Quick question...
The 2 cans of broth is in addition to the broth from cooking the chicken right? If I'm using chicken I've already baked previously, should I use like three cans of broth? Four? Maybe canned broth and water? I have no're so much better at this than me!

Lisa said...

Okay, I'll try four and see what happens!


Candi said...

That looks and sounds yummy!!