Grandma's Chicken Soup

Makes 8 servings

Chicken soup is a great dish to serve when your kitty is not feeling her best. This nice bland recipe will hydrate your cat and offer her a good source of protein. It can be refrigerated for 7 days or frozen for up to 3 months. When you reheat it, bring it to a boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes. I like to freeze this soup in 8-ounce containers so that I can pull out 1 serving at a time.

2 quarts chicken stock or broth
1 whole chicken
1/4 cup coarsely chopped green beans
1/2 cup coarsely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
3/4 cup corn
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, or 1 1/3 tablespoons parsley flakes
1 cup uncooked egg noodles

1. In a large stockpot, combine the chicken stock, chicken, green beans, carrots, and celery.

2. Bring to a simmer and simmer for about 1 hour, skimming fat off the surface as necessary.

3. Let cool. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, cut it into neat little pieces or shred it and return it to
    the pot. Add the corn and parsley to the broth.

4. Return the soup to a simmer for 15 to 30 minutes. Add the noodles during last 15 minutes of cooking.
    Remove from heat and let cool; then serve or freeze.




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