Chicken Soup

A heartwarming bowl of homemade chicken soup doesn't have to be an all day event when you use a pressure cooker. Enjoy this classic comfort food anytime.

1 1/2
pounds chicken, cut into serving pieces
cups water
cup sliced carrots
cup chopped onion
cup chopped celery
teaspoon salt
teaspoon black pepper

Place all ingredients in 4- or 6-quart pressure cooker. Close cover securely. Place pressure regulator on vent pipe. COOK 12 MINUTES at 15 pounds pressure with pressure regulator rocking slowly. Let pressure drop of its own accord. Remove pieces of chicken from cooker and let cool. Remove meat from bones and return meat to cooker. Heat through.

Delicious Soups From Chicken Soup…
CHICKEN STOCK - Strain Chicken Soup to make stock.

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP - Bring soup to a boil. Add fine noodles and simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

CHICKEN DUMPLING SOUP - Mix together 1 beaten egg, 1/2 cup milk, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in 1 1/8 cups flour. Drop mixture from teaspoon into bubbling Chicken Soup in cooker. Simmer dumplings uncovered 6 minutes.

CHICKEN RICE SOUP - Add 1 cup cooked rice to Chicken Soup. Heat through. Salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 6 servings