I have owned many different toaster ovens over the past couple of decades and I never once considered making chicken soup in any of them. That changed recently after I roasted a chicken in my Breville BOV800XL, not with the intention of making soup, but that’s what I unintentionally ended up doing by the time I was done. Now I’m repeating the process with the end goal being delicious soup.
When I roast a chicken I use a covered roaster. Originally I simply roasted the poultry inside, but then I realized that there is plenty of extra space where I could add cut vegetables. The next time I used my roaster I added the chicken and then surrounded it with various veggies.
When I first got my roaster I found a roasting recipe that said to add two cups of water, which seemed odd to me, but I did as instructed. It turns out that the water is very important because the roasted chicken was the juiciest one I’ve ever made, and that includes ones I made in a rotisserie.
My family and I ate the meal for dinner that night, but there was quite a bit of both left over. I took the remaining meat and removed it from the bones. I cut it into bite sized pieces and then added it to the remaining vegetables and broth. It was at that moment that I realized I had made chicken soup!
Now when I roast a chicken I get the largest one that I can find so that there will be plenty of meat left over after we are done eating it. The remaining chicken goes into the broth and my family and I enjoy the soup throughout the week. The best part is how incredibly tender and juicy the chicken is in the soup. It isn’t dry at all!
Here is a video that I put together that shows you how you, too, can make chicken soup in a toaster oven.
I admit that you need a toaster oven that is large enough to hold an entire chicken in a roaster. My Breville BOV800XL has enough room for the roaster with the lid on.
This is just one of the many types of food you can make in a toaster oven. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed making and eating it!