Chicken Soup with oat dumplings
I always opt for organic, even if I am on a budget for chicken. The money I pay for a whole chicken returns because I make the most of it. I can cook at least two healthy meals for an entire week if I buy a whole chicken.
Why choose organic chicken?
I have often wondered if expensive is always better!!! Well, when it comes to chicken, it is.
Organic chicken is better for our health:
- Because it’s not infected with salmonella.
- It does not get growth hormones and antibiotics.
- It’s tastier than conventional chicken.
Hormones in food can also affect your hormone balance. Women who suffer from estrogen dominance and those who want to stay hormonally healthy should avoid conventional chicken.
My two healthy whole chicken recipes are a delicious chicken soup and a hearty chicken and mushroom appetizer.
Chicken soup with oatmeal dumplings.
Since I’m not too fond of meat in the soup, I had to find a way to add texture. And so, oatmeal dumplings were born.
As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, we know that the winter season is just around the corner, bringing the whole package: flu and colds. This soothing soup is my favorite for colds, flu, and stuffy noses because it provides the body with essential nutrients. It helps with hydration because we drink less water during the cold season. Also, rehydration is vital when recovering from the flu or cold.
Chicken soup was also a staple in my grandmother’s house during winter. I remember her telling me that chicken soup was always a home remedy to recover from illness and loss of appetite.
What better way to prevent the flu than with a nutritious chicken soup? Why not warm your body and tempt your taste buds with this beautiful chicken soup with delicious oatmeal dumplings?
This chicken soup with oat dumplings is a staple in my kitchen during winter and keeps me cozy on cold days. I love its rich flavor and comforting warmth. What could be better than enjoying a bowl of this warming chicken soup in front of the fireplace while listening to soothing music? It’s up to us to take some time for ourselves.
This chicken soup with oatmeal dumplings is diet-friendly and makes a great addition to a balanced diet as part of a weight loss program.
What are the ingredients to make this chicken soup with oat dumplings?
One whole organic chicken (2 pounds or about 1 kg)
Four medium carrots
Half a celery root
Four medium onions
Two red bell peppers
A few cloves of garlic
Two bay leaves
One teaspoon turmeric
One teaspoon of dried oregano
Salt to taste
Chopped parsley to garnish when serving
This chicken soup with oat dumplings recipe is easy to prepare as it involves only three simple steps:
- Cook the chicken
- Peel the vegetables
- Prepare the oatmeal dumplings
How to prepare this chicken soup with oatmeal dumplings?
Place the whole chicken in a large pot and cover it with water. Add a pinch of salt. The salt will help curdle the foam and make it easier to remove.
Simmer until the chicken falls off the bone. Skim off the foam with a spoon.
Remove the cooked chicken and let it cool.
Add all the vegetables and dried oregano to the chicken broth.
Once the vegetables are cooked, keep only the vegetables you want to use for serving. I usually keep the carrots, potatoes, and red bell pepper.
Now it’s time to prepare your oatmeal dumplings.
What you need for these oatmeal dumplings:
Five tablespoons of ground oatmeal
One tablespoon of olive oil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon baking soda dissolved in lemon juice
¼ teaspoon turmeric
Salt and pepper to taste
To make these oatmeal dumplings:
- Beat the eggs in a bowl and stir in the salt, turmeric, pepper, and dried oregano.
- Add the olive oil and stir to combine.
- Add the rolled oats and dissolved baking soda and stir until the mixture is homogeneous.
Let us get back to our chicken broth:
Set the pot over medium heat.
When the broth is simmering, add the oatmeal balls. Take one teaspoon of the oatmeal mixture at a time and add them to the simmering chicken broth.
Cook for five minutes.
When the oatmeal balls are cooked, they will come to the surface.
Garnish the chicken soup with chopped parsley, as much as you like, before serving. Parsley adds a fresh and pleasant flavor to the soup and is very healthy.
Until next time, stay healthy and make the most of your days.
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