Whether it’s good for the body, soothing for the soul, or transports you to a nostalgic happy place from your childhood, there’s something deeply satisfying about chicken noodle soup that resonates with most people.
It can also be an eloquent expression of different techniques. In this case, we utilized both CVap and Collectramatic equipment to create a chicken soup with a robust flavor profile and a broad range of textures.
For the broth, we combined chicken carcasses, aromatics including carrots, onions, celery, thyme, sage, parsley, and rosemary, and slowly reduced it in a CVap Cook and Hold Oven set at 180 + 30 for 8 hours with Constant Cook ON.
Chicken thighs were vacuum-sealed with olive oil and salt and CVap-poached at 165 + 2 for 2 hours with Constant Cook ON. The result was a confit with an almost buttery texture.
The skin was removed from the CVap-poached chicken and open fried in a Collectramatic fryer at 350°F for four minutes.
Celery, carrots, and onions were steamed in a CVap at 200 + 0 for one hour and added to the stock and held until it was time to assemble the plates.
We purchased fresh noodles from whole foods and steamed them at the same settings as the vegetables.
For plating, we started with the steamed noodles and topped them with the vegetables, followed by pulled confit of chicken.
We then poured hot stock over the bowls and garnished with fresh herbs and the fried chicken skin crisps.
It just doesn’t get more satiating than that!