Calendar says it’s time for soup

The human body responds to the seasons by invigorating the proper appetite. Breaded chicken fingers baked Autumn means apples, root vegetables, stews and soups. Buttermilk fried chicken fingers With all the soup products available, practically nobody (except me) starts with homemade stock.

Chicken fingers recipe oven Almost all restaurant soups – even in the best places – begin with commercial soup base/stock. How to make chicken fingers like restaurants Gone is the French chef’s caldron on the back burner bubbling all day with bones, scraps, peelings and herbs which, when strained, produce a full-bodied all-purpose stock. How do you make chicken fingers I counted 25 varieties of chicken, beef, vegetarian and seafood broth/stock on the supermarket shelf, most quite acceptable.

The trendy new uses, however, involve both adding to a prepared soup and using it for cooking liquid. Recipes with chicken fingers I’ve developed several that exceed 1950s standards.

The first satisfies my frequent craving for something Asian. How to make baked chicken fingers Start with a packet of Simply Asia Thai Kitchen (or other) brand instant rice noodle soup, in several flavors at about 75 cents. Side dishes for chicken fingers Prepare as directed, adding peeled deveined shrimp, a sliced scallion and a few snow peas the last few minutes of simmering – also a dash of soy sauce, maybe fish sauce, too. What to make with chicken fingers Voila! A noodle bowl.

Progresso Light Cream of Mushroom morphs into broccoli or spinach soup; cook the green vegetables with onion, chop in processor or puree in blender with a bit of soup. Four fingers chicken recipe Add back to the pot and heat gently. How to cook chicken fingers in the oven For popular broccoli cheese soup, stir in freshly grated (not pre-grated) cheddar or more adventurous Gouda or havarti. Homemade deep fried chicken fingers For a richer mushroom soup, add sautéed mushrooms and roasted red peppers from a jar.

Any non-condensed soup claiming gumbo status, with or without sausage, does wonders for chicken parts. What goes with chicken fingers Taste soup and add a dash of red pepper or paprika if needed. Chicken fingers homemade Chop a green, red or yellow bell pepper. Are chicken fingers bad for you Arrange chicken parts – breasts cut in half, legs, thighs – over chopped pepper and pour gumbo over all. Chicken fingers recipe indian Roast, uncovered, at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes, until very tender. Jack astor’s chicken fingers recipe Soup will reduce, forming a nice glaze. Chicken fingers recipe in urdu Serve with brown rice.

I hate to admit that the classic soup-enhanced pot roast is almost as good: Put a thick chuck roast in a heavy Dutch oven. Chicken tenders recipe in urdu Sprinkle a packet of dry onion soup over and around the meat. Baked chicken tenders no egg Add a few chopped garlic cloves. Cooking chicken strips on stove Pour water around but not covering the chuck. Cooking chicken tenders on grill Or, use half dry red wine, half water. How to make grilled chicken strips Cover tightly; roast at 350 for about two hours, until very tender, adding a small amount of water if necessary. How to cook chicken tenders on the grill The aroma—heavenly on a fall afternoon. How to make chicken strips like popeyes Lift out roast, place on ovenproof platter and run under broiler until onion topping is crunchy. Raising cane’s chicken fingers calories Skim fat off gravy, pour over roast and serve, hopefully, with mashed potatoes. Baked chicken tenders recipe without breadcrumbs I have tried using Progresso onion soup instead of a dry brand. Recipe for chicken fingers baked Not as good.

When refrigerated deli soups go on sale, I buy a container of lobster (or other seafood) bisque/chowder. Simple chicken fingers recipe Luckily, my set of individual oval gratin dishes survived a kitchen purge. Dipping sauce recipes for chicken fingers Cut thick tilapia loins to fit the dishes, with a little room on all sides – then heat the soup and spoon it over and around the fish, dust with homemade buttered bread crumbs and bake at 350 degrees until soup bubbles and fish flakes. Recipe for chicken fingers fried 20 to 30 minutes. Chicken fingers for kids Run under broiler to brown top, strew with finely chopped parsley leaves. Breading for chicken fingers For enhanced flavor, stir a tablespoon or two or dry sherry into soup. Best baked chicken fingers recipe Elegant, really delicious.

Also wonderful: heat frozen spinach ravioli in water, add to canned tomato bisque. Baked chicken fingers healthy Serve in a shallow bowl, topped with freshly grate Parmesan cheese and basil leaves.

Speaking of tomato bisque, sometimes called “hearty” tomato soup … here’s a lunch that will provoke comments. Crispy chicken fingers baked Bake a Ristorante brand spinach pizza until well-done and crisp. Southern fried chicken fingers The thin crust will be firm, not floppy. Chicken fingers fried Cut into narrow wedges or strips, serve alongside a wide-mouthed mug of tomato bisque. Crispy chicken fingers recipe fried Dunk pizza in soup.

Last and easiest: shred meat off a rotisserie chicken. What goes good with chicken fingers Spice up canned black bean soup with cumin and hot sauce. Shake and bake chicken fingers Float shreds on top of soup, in a wide bowl topped off with scoop-shaped mini corn chips.