Oh my goodness yummy & perfect meal any time of year! Once you make this batch of soup and freeze the rest for later...you'll have an easy, pull-out-of-the-freezer meal. Just add some soup pasta and a side salad & done!
You might want to try throwing in some cooked escarole or little baby meatballs, top with some Parmesan or Romano cheese for extra goodness!
This is how we do it in the "D" House!
1 Whole Chicken
1 1/2 Gallons of Water
6 Whole Potatoes – Cut into 1” pieces
8 Carrots – Cut into wheels
6 Stalks of Celery – Chopped & the leaves are good too
2 Large Onions
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder – to taste
1 Tbs. Chicken Soup Base (Powdered) or Liquid Chicken Broth
3 Bay Leaves
Put your chicken in a large stock or soup pot. Mine is a 14 quart size pot, but it is a little on the big size for the job. An 8 or 10 quart stock pot would most likely work just fine.