What is your favorite chicken soup recipe? I make mine at least once a month, usually more than that. It's simple, and like most chicken soups, gets better in the pot after a couple days. ***paste** Roasted Chicken Soup Clean and roast one whole chicken: 1. remove organs and neck 2. Wash well with cool water, pat dry 3. sprinkle with garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder and chili powder and rub well into the skin 4. rub skin with vegetable oil 5. place in a oiled roasting pan, breast-side up, on a bed of chopped onions. (Add neck and gizzard to pan, to help flavor broth.) 6. add about an inch of water the bottom of the pan 7. roast at 375 degrees, uncovered until done (approximately 1.5 hours for a 5-6 lb chicken), basting every 15 minute during the last 45 minutes of cooking. 8. remove from oven, cool, and save broth for soup 9. remove chicken from bones, set aside [We usually eat part of the chicken for one meal and use the remainder for the soup.] To make soup: chop 1-2 large sweet onions (large pieces, about 0.75 inch square) peel and slice 6-8 large carrots peel and chunk 6-8 medium potatoes, any variety clean and chop 1 lb mushrooms - crimini, white or portobello In a skillet, sautee onion in 2T butter or margerine over low heat until it starts to brown (carmalize). Remove and set aside. Add another dab of butter to skillet and brown mushrooms. Set aside. In a large stock pot (or crock pot), add carmamlized onion, mushrooms, carrots, and potatoes, 16 oz. chicken broth/stock (I use Pacific brand low-sodium or homemade), and reserved broth from roasted chicken. Stock should cover the vegetables - may need an additional 8-16 oz. broth Add approx 1-2t garlic powder or 2 cloves fresh pressed garlic 1t onion powder 2T chopped fresh parsely ground black pepper to taste small pinch dried thyme 1T granulated chicken boullion (may need more of all seasonings listed - I do it to taste) Simmer uncovered on low until veggies are semi-soft (1.5-2 hours), add chicken, and simmer an additional hour or more. Can be done overnight in crock pot - add chicken the next day. ***end paste** -L.