Cold weather in Mississippi equals children sick. So, after taking the kids to the doctor, I started thinking about things my grandma would do to make me feel better when I was growing up in PR. Chicken soup, that came to mind, so chicken soup it is. I made some homemade chicken soup for dinner and it was a success…super easy and super tasty.
I had chicken thighs, I placed them in a pot, covered them with water, added salt, pepper, a chopped onion, garlic, sage, cilantro, cumin and a couple of bay leafs. I let that pot boil for at least 20 minutes. Stirring and tasting the salt levels. Once the chicken was thoroughly cook, I moved the chicken to another pot, used my colander to get all the rough chopped veggies out (just because they make the soup look super rustic and I was cooking for picky teenagers) and added the liquid back into the chicken then I let it simmer.
In the meantime I made some white rice in a small pot. Very simple: 1 cup of long grain rice, 1 1/2 cups of water, salt to taste and some oil. Cooked the rice till it was tender.
Then I added the rice to the chicken and also added some noodles. Let all that cook for another 15 minutes, stirring constantly. I added a 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and the results were super good. It was tasty, it was filling and super simple to made. The family enjoy the pot of chicken and rice soup and so did I!