chicken soup recipe


This is a very basic chicken soup recipe. It may be a bit time consuming, but it will be worth your efforts! You can either make the soup using a whole chicken or use a variety of thighs, drumsticks. I recommend using parts of the chicken with the skin and bone, this gives the broth a lot of flavor, so I never use chicken breast alone. If you prefer chicken breast, I would recommend adding canned chicken broth to this soup as using the breast alone will not give you a hearty broth. Depending on whether you are using the whole chicken or just a few parts, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour or more, just to cook the chicken. The more parts you use, the longer it will take. I also recommend simmering the chicken in there just to let it sit in the broth for added juice and flavor. Once you learn how to make the broth, you can create any type of chicken soup you like!

You will need the following for this dish:

Create your own soup! Add noodles, rice, orzo, sausage or kale!

  • 1 Whole Chicken  *If soup is for a large family, or you can use chicken thighs if soup is for 1-4 people. I recommend using meat with a bone.
  • 1/4 C. Chopped Parsely
  • 2-3 Celery Sticks, Chopped
  • 2-3 Medium Sized Carrots, Chopped
  • Handful of Fideo, Vermicelli, or Egg Noodles
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Water

To prepare this dish, start by washing and cleaning the chicken. Remove the neck and organs from the cavity. Pat dry the chicken with a paper towel. Fill a soup pot half way with water. Place the whole chicken or chicken parts in the pot. Boil the chicken for about 30 minutes to an hour, or until done. If cooking the whole chicken, it will take at least an hour or more. Remove cooked chicken onto a plate. Let it cool. In the meantime, if you want a clearer broth, strain the broth into another pot. Add the chopped celery and carrots. Cook on medium-low for about 10 minutes. Add the handful of fideos, vermicelli, or egg noodles. Cook until the videos are soft. Then, chop the chicken and return to the soup pot. Let it cook for another 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

When ready to serve, sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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