Saffron threads add flavor and great color to this adapted Amish recipe for Crock-Pot Amish Chicken & Corn Soup. This warm and hearty soup is full of great flavors and really hits the spot on a cold day!
Slow Cooker Amish Chicken & Corn Soup
Crock-Pot Amish Chicken & Corn Soup is an adapted Amish Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with a twist of of using saffron threads to get a beautiful dark yellow color and amazing flavor to your soup.
I have honestly never used saffron until this recipe, never even looked at it at the spice aisle before. I didn’t realize how expensive Saffron was. I just about changed my mind until I was at a local Kroger store and saw it on clearance. SCORE!
I took the precious saffron home, threatened my family not to touch it and worked on gathering what I needed to make my soup.
Saffron is interesting in that you place it in the soup, much like a bay leaf and then you pull it out before eating, but with saffron you need a sieve of some sort to help get it back out. I learned that small spices like parsley are better left to wait until the Saffron is pulled back out.
The soup turned out really well and my family snarfed it down like they do with all my soup recipes and now I need to find another reason to use saffron.
If you are unable to find saffron or just can’t afford it, I would just skip it and use a couple of bay leaves in it’s place. You won’t get the rich yellow color but still there is still a great great taste!