March 5, 2011

Chicken Booyah

I had never heard of booyah prior to moving to Green Bay. I discovered it's a regional specialty. Booyah, for those of you who don't live in Northeast Wisconsin, is a huge pot of chicken soup. Yes, booyah is glorified chicken soup that is cooked outside in a huge pot akin to a metal barrel stirred with a wooden paddle. (That should give you the scope of the project.)

Chicken Booyah
16 lbs. chicken
3 lbs. stewing beef
3 lbs. onions, diced
2 bunches celery, chopped
20 carrots, diced
3 cans mixed vegetables
1 can corn
1 head cabbage, shredded
12 lbs. potatoes, cubed
1 quart tomato juice
2 cans tomato soup
3/4 cup salt
5 Tbsp. pepper

Combine chicken and beef with plenty of water to cover. Boil for two hours until chicken falls off bones. Remove skin/bones. Then add onions, celery and carrots. Boil for another two hours. Then add remaining ingredients. Return to a boil, and cook for two more hours. Enjoy!

Note: This soup freezes well.

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