The Only Thing My Mom Can Make Recipe

The Only Thing My Mom Can Make


  • 1 onion
  • 1 chicken bone (i have gone back to find out that it's called a chicken rack lulz!)
  • 4 drumsticks
  • 2 potatoes
  • 4-5 baby carrots with the leaf and stems still attached, will explain later why I chose these ones
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 2 stalks of spring onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • salt & pepper
  • optional chicken stock, I don't use it but you can if you like more flavour

How to make The Only Thing My Mom Can Make

Sooo this is basically the only thing my mom can cook. My mom can't cook, she's actually managed to both burn the rice and turn it into porridge at the same time with a rice cooker. But this is the one thing she can cook that is really yummy. She usually boils some macaroni and sets it aside for us to pour the soup/stew? over it when we're ready to eat. It goes really well with rice too. :)

Before we begin i'll tell you why I used those carrots instead of the normal ones. It's because for some reason I find that the baby carrots that come with the leaves and stalks still attached somehow absorb flavour better than normal baby carrots or even normal sized carrots. Maybe it's psychological in the sense that they look more tasty and rustic but it works for me!

Let's begin!

  1. Prepare all the vegetables, like wash and peel carrots and potatoes then dice potatoes. Slice up onion. Wash mushrooms and spring onions and slice those up to. Peel garlic and smush the cloves with a knife.
  2. Put the chicken rack, chicken drumsticks, onions, garlic, potatoes and carrots into a pot or a double boiler and boil them up! I personally used a double boiler because it keeps the chicken meat more tender and the overall soup/stew is much more flavourful!
  3. Because I used a double boiler, I usually take the pot off the fire after it's been boiling for a few minutes then shove it into the urm other pot thing for about 20 minutes, then check to see if everything is well cooked. But if you're using a conventional pot, I suggest putting it on boil for about 5-10 minutes them simmering it till the potatoes are soft.
Done! Serve with rice or macaroni or noodles or pasta.
It's a really simple recipe that I always make when I have bad days. It's a feel good, not too heavy homely dish.
Hope you guys enjoy it.

p.s: Sorry I haven't been posting for awhile. :(

  • chun44u
    chun44u says

    wow that looks like some good chicken soup..hearty.

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    and easy to make!

  • MrsThPoint
    MrsThPoint says

    your mom is a pretty good cook

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    :D she excels at making this dish, seriously. you've not eaten this till my mom makes it, it becomes something special!

  • oiseauxbleu
    oiseauxbleu says

    Those 'normal' baby carrots are actually cut and shaped from normal carrots - it's the industry's way of making lots of money from broken carrots! Looks yummy!

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    like unbleached rice? grr the industry is spoiling the rustic-ness!

  • keungjai
    keungjai says

    hmm stupid question maybe? but how much water??

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    not a stupid question, stupid me! I never wrote how much water, I generally put enough just to cover everything like the potatoes, carrots and chicken.

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    tellie my love i made this tonight. it was yummy but i omitted the chicken "rack" because i dont know wtf it is or where to get one LOL.

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    LOL I just realised how it sounded chicken "rack" check out the rack on that chicken eyy!! glad it was yummyy :D the chicken rack is just basically the bones like the ribcage and stuff

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    hahaha im making it easy for myself and just using powdered soup stock "miss rack"

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    i'm old fashioned :P

  • rachel
    rachel says

    tellie, i swear to god you're the angsty one. haha. first you're reading jazz as jizz and now i find out you've been checking out some poor chicken's rack! hahaha. anyway, jai if you need help.... chicken carcass might be easier for most of us to explain in the supermarket, i think, instead of giving the sales assistants a fit of the giggles. otherwise just find whatever bones you can (say the carcass left over after you do a roast?) or a bunch of the wings and necks should do the trick too.

  • Spiralbound
    Spiralbound says

    Don't let them razz you too much, I grew up hearing the 'leftover bits' of a bird carcass being called the "rack" as well! I'm from Newfoundland, so maybe it's an island thing, no? I knew just what you meant! :-)

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