Love this soup in the fall it is earthy and wholesome and perfect as the weather gets chilly. It’s an extra step to ,ale homemade stock, but well worth the effort! I served this soup with my homemade Parker house rolls. Just right!
- 1 3-4 lb whole chicken
- 1 carrot
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 onion, quartered
- 3 smashed garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons peppercorns
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 cups cooked white beans
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- 4 cloves cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large onion, diced
- 3 large carrots, peeled and diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 large celery stalks, diced
- 3 teaspoons poultry seasoning
- 6 ounces lacinato kale, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
- 3 tablespoons chopped sage
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- Shaved manchego for serving, optional
Place all ingredients for stock in a large pot. Fill with 10-12 cups of cold water or until the water reaches about 3/4 of the way full. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover simmered for about 1 hour. Drain stock (it will be a beautiful golden color) through a colander reserving cooking liquid and chicken and discard. Once chicken is cool enough to handle, remove chicken from bones and shred into bite size pieces, setting aside to use later. You can strain the stock one more time through a sieve to remove any other particles.
In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté onion, garlic, carrots, celery, sage and thyme. Season generously with salt and pepper, stirring until slightly softened for about 5 minutes. Add diced potatoes and poultry seasoning. Add about 6 cups of your stock, covering vegetables and bring to a simmer for about 10 minutes until potatoes are tender. Stir in kale, shredded chicken and beans, adding a bit more stock as needed (extra stock can be reserved and frozen for another use). Stir in chopped parsley last and ladle soup into bowls and drizzle with additional fresh olive oil and shaved manchego. Serve hot with toasted bread and enjoy!