There is nothing better than a hot bowl of chicken soup when you are feeling a little under the weather. My special ingredient to making the best chicken soup is Herb de Provence. It is the perfect blend of French herbs and lavender spices to complement chicken.
Spices used in this recipe
Herbs de Provence – Mild
Herbs de Provence is a classic aromatic blend of sweet French dried herbs including lavender with other fragrant delicate herbs. There are many variations, and our blend adds lavender to give it a unique and wonderful twist. This mix of herbs is particularly used in French cuisine but also a good addition in any Mediterranean dish. It is excellent for rubbing on roasts or sprinkled on roasted vegetables.$3.45
Pepper Black Cracked- 10/16
Black Pepper is picked from the flowering vine of the peppercorn plant and is the most pungent and flavourful variety of Pepper. Black peppercorns are picked green and then dried to 12% moisture content. The cracked form tends to be used in grinders and preserving meats. It has a woody flavour with a spicy heat. Pepper is used in all cultures and all types of cuisine. Also, it is known for improving digestion.
The Spice People carry these pepper products: pepper black whole, pepper black ground, pepper black cracked, pepper white whole, pepper white ground, pepper green whole, pepper lemon, pepper mill mix.$6.95
Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan Pink Salt is hand-mined inside the Himalayan Mountains and is suitable for consumption in its natural state. Its colour varies over a spectrum from red to white, the most common being pink. Himalayan Pink salt is considered the purest salt available and is much healthier than common table salt as it contains 84 trace mineral components. Himalayan Pink Salt is known to have more health qualities than regular rock salt. It helps to improve hydration in the body by absorbing water at a more rapid rate and balances out the body’s blood sugar levels. It also helps to prevent and release muscle cramping. As well as in cooking, the salts can also be used in baths for a soothing muscle soak or as a body scrub and exfoliator.$6.95
Heat a large pan and Brown chicken and onion in butter.
Turn to a med low heat, Add carrots, potatoes, add herbs de provence and season with salt and pepper.
Pour in the wine in to the pan. Bring to the boil and reduce to simmer for 20min or until potatoes are cooked. Add asparagus/beans and cook a further 2 minutes.
Serve in a bowl with juice, sprinkle with parsley serve with and a crusty bread.