Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chicken Carcass Soup

Chicken Carcass Soup

A whole chicken can make at least three meals for my family.  Chicken Carcass soup is usually the third meal that I make.  After using the chicken breasts, I take the rest of the chicken, put it in the crockpot and cook it overnight.  This soup is very easy to make and doesn't take much effort.

2 cups chicken broth from cooking the chicken - strained
2 cups cooked chicken
1 can chili beans
1 can kidney beans
1 packet of chili seasoning
2 cups frozen corn
1 can tomatoes with green chilies
Optional:  cheddar cheese and tortilla chips

Take everything and dump it in your crockpot.  Since everything is already cooked you are basically letting it simmer to blend the flavors and heat it.  Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.

Another great thing about this soup is that it is really cheap to make.  I got my chicken on sale for $0.69 per pound, the kidney and chili beans were on sale for $0.29 per can, and the tomatoes and green chilies were $0.19 per can.  It makes a yummy and filling meal.  It is even better the next day for leftovers.