Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chicken-Vegetable Chowder

I got this recipe from one of Betty Crocker's cookbooks: Soups Stews & Chilies,  and I made the worst chicken soup I ever made in my life.  I served this soup to my friends and I was embarrassed by it. I never tasted it before I served and that was my mistake. I had made chicken soups many times before and they were all good, as if nothing could really go wrong when chicken was thrown in a pot with carrots, onions and whatever vegetables.  But not this recipe.

I am suspecting the combination of the "condensed cream of chicken" and a "low sodium chicken broth" ruined the soup.  My friends had their first spoonfuls and their facial expression and slow eating movements told me something was wrong with this soup. Then I tasted it myself and it was awful!  I told everybody that the soup tasted and smelled bad and they should all stop eating.  Everybody was so relieved when I made the announcement. I trashed the entire 4 quart pot of soup that wasted my chicken and vegetables, let alone the 7 hours of electricity that my slow cooker consumed to make this horrible and toxic tasting soup.  I still don't know what went wrong.  This was my first time using the condense cream of chicken can soup to make anything.

Avoid this recipe in case you have the cook book or you saw it on the Betty Crocker's website.

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