Recipe ingredients and directions:
2 large Onions coarsely chopped
3 1/2 Chicken cut into serving
breast cut into 4 pieces
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
4 Garlic cloves minced
1/2 teaspoon Dried thyme leaves crushed
2 Bay leaves
8 cups Chicken stock
3 large Russet potatoes, peeled cut into chunks
6 Carrots cut into 2-inch
3 ct Of corn cut into 3-inch
1 Egg yolk beaten
1/2 cup Cream
2 teaspoons Arrowroot (optional)
2 tablespoons Minced parsley
1 tablespoon Minced cilantro
This chicken and vegetable soup is an Argentinean classic. It is as thick
as a stew and as creamy as a bisque.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Spread half of the onions in a large, deep baking dish. Place chicken on
top. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle garlic, thyme and bay leaves
over chicken. Spread remaining onions on top; drizzle with 1 cup stock.
Roast uncovered for 30 minutes, or until chicken turns golden around the edges.
Place chicken (remove skin, if desired), onions, garlic and herbs in a
6-quart soup pot. Deglaze roasting pan with some water or stock and add to
the pot. Add the remaining stock and the potatoes to the pot.
Simmer for 15 minutes, then add the carrots and corn. Simmer for 25 minutes.
Using a wide fork, roughly mash at least 4 of the "falling apart" potato
chunks to help thicken the soup.
Beat egg yolk into the cream, then beat in 1/2 cup of the stock from the
soup pot. Blend in the arrowroot if you want a thicker soup.
Pour the cream mixture back into the soup, stirring until well-blended.
Just before serving, add the minced parsley and cilantro. Ladle into wide,
deep soup bowls. Make sure each bowl has a chunk of potato, a piece of
chicken, a couple of carrots and a piece of corn.
Category: Argentinian Recipes