Friday, April 23, 2010

Chicken & Spinach Soup

Organic Chicken - 1.5 lbs (around half a chicken, cut into small pieces with or without bones)
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Yellow Onion - half of a big onion or 1 small, chopped into medium pieces
Ginger - 1 inch, cut into chunks
Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
Bay Leaf - 2
Whole Black peppercorns - 10
Organic Baby Spinach - 2 cups
Carrots - 2, chopped
Celery - 2, chopped
Potato - 1 small, cubed
Dried Thyme - 1/2 tsp
Water - 4 cups

Heat oil and add the bay leaf and whole peppercorns.

Then add the chopped onion, ginger and garlic. Cook for a minute.

Add chopped celery, carrots, potato, spinach, dried thyme one after another.

Add the chicken pieces, salt, fresh ground pepper and 4 cups of water.

After full pressure is reached, cook in the pressure cooker for 8 minutes on low heat.

Serve hot.

Note : This is grain free but if you want to add wild rice, omit the potato and add 1 tbsp uncooked wild / brown rice in place of potato and increase half a cup of water.

You can also omit the whole peppercorns and instead increase the amount of ground black pepper.

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