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Granny’s Spicy Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3-1/4 hours

Makes

12 servings (about 3 quarts)

My mother makes the best soups around and has become known to others as "The Soup Lady". When my kids ask me to make Granny's soup, I'm happy to oblige.

Ingredients

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 to 5 celery ribs with leaves, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons pickling spices
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, optional
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked noodles

Directions

  1. Place chicken and water in a large soup kettle. Cover and bring to a boil; skim fat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours or until chicken falls off bone.
  2. Strain broth; return to kettle. Allow chicken to cool; debone and cut into chunks. Skim fat from broth. Return chicken to broth along with celery, carrots and onion.
  3. Place pickling spices in a tea ball or cheesecloth bag; add to soup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Remove spices; add salt if desired, bouillon, pepper and noodles. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until noodles are tender.
<B>Editor's Note:</B> The soup gets its name from the pickling spices, not from being hot.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 114 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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