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Chicken Rice Soup
Best to make your own *broth but store bought chicken broth will work too.
Chicken Rice Soup
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Chicken Rice Soup
Instructions
  1. In a stock pot, melt the ghee.
  2. Add leeks, celery and celery seed and sauté till softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots and garlic and continue to sauté for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add chives, oregano, dried parsley and cooked chicken. Add at least 2 cups of chicken meat. Cook for about 5 minutes till flavors are incorporated.
  5. Add 5 cups of chicken broth. Bring to boil and then turn heat down to simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add rice, salt and pepper and cook for another 10 minutes or so. Soup will be done when the rice is cooked fully. If the soup is too thick, heat the last cup of chicken broth and add it to the pot.
  7. Toss in the fresh parsley and give it a good stir. You may also add a nice squeeze of fresh lemon.
  8. Adjust salt and pepper to your taste.
  9. Allow the soup to cool completely. This soup is best the next day.
Recipe Notes

*To make homemade chicken broth: Place washed chicken into pot and barely cover with water. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and allow the chicken to soak for 1 hour. Turn on heat and bring to a boil. Once it boils, begin skimming all the white foam off – these are the impurities. Once it’s clean, reduce heat to low-medium and add any amount of onion, carrots, and celery along with bay leaf and any fresh herbs you like. Put lid on pot half-way and allow the whole chicken and all the goodies to cook for about 2-3 hours. Check the chicken after 2 hours to see if its done. The internal temp is 165 F  without the thermometer touching any bones).  Once chicken is done, remove it from the pot and allow to cool slightly. Remove the chicken from the bones.  If you like, you can toss the bones back into the pot for the last hour of cooking.  Cut or shred both white and dark meat for the soup. Save the rest for other meals. After 3 hours, strain the broth to remove all the veggies and herbs – toss them. Allow the broth to cool if you plan on freezing it or you may continue to make the soup at this point. Be careful - it is HOT!

Can also use Black Garlic Ghee, Sriracha Ghee, Turmeric + Black Pepper Ghee and Heirloom Salt + Pepper Ghee in place of Original Ghee.

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Chicken Noodle Soup with Saffron
Serves 6-8 with a salad.
Chicken Noodle Soup w/Saffron
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Chicken Noodle Soup w/Saffron
Instructions
  1. Cover the whole chicken with water in large pot.
  2. Add celery leaves and onion wedges to the broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover partially and simmer until chicken is cooked through about 1 hour.
  3. Using tongs, remove chicken pieces and giblets from broth. Cool slightly.
  4. Remove skin from breasts and leg-thigh pieces and tear or cut into bite sized pieces.
  5. Strain broth into large bowl. Skim fat from surface of broth and discard.
  6. Melt ghee in heavy large pot over medium-low heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and thyme.
  7. Cover; cook until vegetables soften, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  8. Add broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer until vegetables are almost tender, about 15 minutes.
  9. Add saffron and noodles and simmer 5 minutes.
  10. Add 1 cup chicken; simmer until noodles are tender, about 5 minutes. Add parsley.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Serve with a teaspoon of ghee in the bowl.
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Sriracha Ghee-Injected Chicken
Serves 4-6. Maybe some leftovers.
Sriracha Ghee-Injected Chicken
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Sriracha Ghee-Injected Chicken
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Remove any giblets that are stuffed inside the chicken cavity. Wash and dry the chicken, inside and out. Sprinkle the inside with Sriracha powder and salt.
  3. Melt the ghee in a clean, narrow jar in the microwave. Using a food injector*, pull the melted ghee into the tube with the plunger. Insert it under the chicken skin at the breasts and thighs. Insert in ONE spot and move the injector around to spread the ghee under the skin without puncturing more holes. Pull the injector out and insert in the other breast. Repeat with the thigh area.
  4. Baste the outside of the chicken with a little ghee and sprinkle with paprika and chives.
  5. Reduce oven temp to 375F and bake chicken for 20 minutes. Every 15 minutes baste the chicken with pan drippings till it has reached an internal temperature of 165F** at the thickest part of the bird.
  6. Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest for 15 mins before serving.
Recipe Notes

* Find an injector at grocery stores or amazon.com

** A good rule of thumb is to allow 20 minutes per pound as a guide for roasting a chicken.