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Mom's Special Chicken Soup Recipe

Mom's Special Chicken Soup Recipe

Nothing is more comforting than this chicken soup. I am convinced a single bowl can soothe anything from the common cold to a stressful day. My mother made it often for our family when I was growing up. —Cookie Curci, San Jose, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min. YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 4 celery ribs
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 parsley sprigs
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons salt, optional
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 cups cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. Place chicken and water in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add the onion, celery, bouillon, parsley sprigs, garlic and salt if desired. Cover and simmer until the chicken is tender, about 1 hour.
  • 2. Remove chicken from broth; allow to cool. Strain broth, discarding vegetables and seasonings. Remove chicken from bones; cut into cubes; set aside. Discard bones. Add carrots to broth and simmer about 15 minutes or until tender. Add chicken and chopped parsley to broth; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 184 calories, 7g fat (0g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 15g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1-1/2 meat

Reviews for Mom's Special Chicken Soup

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MY REVIEW
brendahanna
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"WOW. This was sooo good. I made it for my family when we got a virus.

It was really delicious. I chopped all my ingredients small and left them in the
soup. I skipped adding the granules.....the soup was good without it."

MY REVIEW
megan.reasoner
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"It's actually pretty good. I'm not sure why we have to remove the celery though. I figured celery would've been great in it. My husband thought it tasted bland but he's a salt maniac. It's just a simple recipe to have on one of those days where soup would be a perfect fit. :)"

MY REVIEW
mother of 3
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"Added 1/16 tsp. of cayenne pepper while cooking & was much easier to breathe with bad cold."

MY REVIEW
shadyeyez
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"its soo very simple to make (when I make soups/stews, I like to let the meat or whatever boil/simmer a little longer than it says, makes for even more tenderness). even picky people in my family loved this"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.