Tomato Soup with a Twist

My favorite tomato soup of all time. It combines the light flavor of Polish tomato soup with American roasted chicken flavor. Simply delicious.


  • ​1 Costco roasted chicken
  • 3 onions
  • half bag of baby carrots
  • 2 cans of tomato paste
  • 2 cans of cubed or crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper

Have Lunch…

​Seriously. You just bought a full size Costco roasted chicken. Have at it. Preserve all the bones, just discard the rubber cord the chicken is held together with. When you are done eating meat, separate the rest of the meat from bones and store for later. This is necessary because if you boil the meat, it will become flavorless mass. It is better to separate it now and add it back later.

Prepare Ingredients

Peel and chop onions. No need to chop onions finely. Just do a coarse chop, the onion layers will separate in the water. Also, do not forget to rinse your plastic Costco box that housed the roasted chicken. There is a lot of flavor left in there, use that water as a base for the broth.

These are the only prep steps needed before boiling the broth!

Boil the Broth

Cover your ingredients with filtered water. Don’t forget to add the water you rinsed your plastic Costco chicken box with! Bring to boil and boil for about an hour or 75 minutes on a small power setting. Add pepper and salt about mid way through this time, it will help with flavor. When the broth is done, remove all bones from the pot. You need a patience for this step — there is a lot of free floating bones in the broth. Due to all the fat and meat pieces, you won’t see the bones so you need to go fishing for them. 

When you are reasonably sure there are no more bones left in the broth, it is time to add tomatoes. Open the tomato paste and crushed/cubed tomatoes and just add them in, stirring. Chop the remaining meat to preferred size and add it in as well. Continue stirring until tomato paste dissolves.

Congratulations, you are done!

How To Serve?

​The soup goes well with egg pasta, boiled white rice or with no carbohydrate filler. Add a splash of whipping cream to improve the color. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Some Vivid Imagery (not for the faint of heart)

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