How to Make a Chicken Soup – My Grandmother’s Recipe

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I guess a chicken soup is one of the most common soups, everybody likes. There are many recipes how to make a chicken soup available definitely. In my favorite chicken soup recipe, I combine fresh whole chicken with quite a lot of vegetables, which make my chicken soup full of great flavors.

The preparation is very simple a doesn’t take much of your time. The soup cooking time takes longer, about two hours. Cooking the chicken slowly, long enough, with fresh vegetables added is a guarantee of the great tasting soup in the result.

You can cook the whole chicken in the soup or you can separate the chicken breasts before cooking and use them for frying or making a juicy chicken steaks later.

There are many serving options of the chicken soup. Some people prefer to have the chicken soup thick, served with chicken cut into small pieces, vegetables and noodles. Chicken soup served this way can substitute your main dinner dish. But it can be served as a first course also, without meat, with carrots sliced into a little circles and noodles if you like.

I always strain the soup through the sieve to have it clear. I cut chicken and carrots and serve them in a separate bowls, so everybody can enjoy the chicken soup in the way the most preffered.

Usually, there are the egg noodles added to  the chicken soup. I cook either a noodles or I make a special soup dumplings to serve my chicken soup with.

While the soup is simmering slowly, you can make these soup dumplings simply:

  • In the bowl combine 30g softened, unsalted butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk.
  • Whisk until all the ingredients combine together well.
  • Add about 7-8 tbsp coarse flour/semolina type/ and combine until nice soft dough forms.
  • In the large pot heat a water until it starts to boil.
  • Lower the heat to medium.
  • Make a little dumplings, separating a small amounts of the dough with a teaspoon and adding them to the boiling water one by one.
  • Cook 10 minutes.
  • Drain the dumplings through the colander and remove them into the serving bowl.
  • Arrange a couple of dumplings in the soup bowl and pour a hot chicken soup over.

Serve your chicken soup hot with a little pieces of chicken, carrots and dumplings or noodles.

I hope you’ll enjoy cooking your chicken soup. Looking forward to receiving your commenst below. :)

 

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Instructions
  1. Prepare all the ingredients.
  2. Put the chicken on the cutting board and separate the breasts if not using.
  3. Put the chicken in the large casserole and add enough water to cover the whole chicken.
  4. Add salt and black peppercorns.
  5. Cover and heat over the high heat.
  6. When water starts to boil, lower the heat and let the chicken simmer slowly for 1/2 hour.
  7. With a small sieve remove the proteins formed on the top to keep the soup clear.
  8. In the meantime peel and prepare the vegetables.
  9. Add vegetables and bunch of fresh parsley to the soup, cover and let it simmer for 1 and 1/2 hour.
  10. Check for seasoning.
  11. Remove from the heat.
  12. Remove the chicken and vegetables from the casserole and strain the soup through a sieve.
  13. Separate and cut the meat from legs and breasts. Arrange in the bowl.
  14. Cut carrots into small circles and arrange in the bowl.
  15. Arrange carrot, chicken and dumplings in the serving soup bowls and pour the hot chicken soup over.
  16. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious chicken soup.
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Quick and Easy Chicken Breast Recipe – Lemon Makes It Refreshing

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There are so many variations of cooking a chicken breasts on the stove! Every time I need to cook a tasty dinner and I don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, I follow this quick and easy chicken breast recipe.

What I like about cooking a chicken breasts, is that it never takes a long time to prepare them.  In this simple, but a  delicious dish, I combine a fresh chicken breasts with quite a large amount of white onions and green olives. Adding the ingredients one by one while cooking a chicken breasts slowly, allowes the chicken to absorp the different tastes gradually. A taste of fresh lemon adds a special refreshing touch to your dish finally.

What makes a chicken breasts tasting special following this recipe,  is using a little saffron, which adds a significant colour to the chicken also.

There is no need to make an additional side dish to serve your chicken breasts with olives and lemon. I’ve tried to serve a simple cooked brown rice. It was a great combination! Also the brown rice is a very healthy side dish, rich in minerals and vitamins.

For the best result, it is good to soak the brown rice in the cold water for half an hour before you start to cook. Soaking in the water helps the rice to soften better.

Follow the simple steps to cook the brown rice:

  1. Soak the brown rice in the cold water for an hour and half.
  2. In the pot heat 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Rinse the brown rice in water.
  4. Add 1 cup of brown rice to the pot.
  5. Cover the brown rice with 2 and 1/2 cups cold water.
  6. Season with a little sea salt.
  7. Wait until it starts to boil.
  8. Lower the heat.
  9. Cook 30 minutes over a very low heat.
  10. Serve and enjoy.

I hope you will enjoy cooking your quick and easy chicken breasts dinner. I’d be more than happy to receiving your comments below. :)

Quick and Easy Chicken Breast Recipe - Lemon Makes It Refreshing
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Quick and Easy Chicken Breast Recipe - Lemon Makes It Refreshing
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your fresh ingredients.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into the bite sized pieces.
  3. In the large bowl combine chicken breasts, turmeric, saffron, sea salt and black pepper. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes to absorb the spices properly.
  4. In the large frying pan heat olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Add chicken breasts into the pan and cook until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add sliced onions and about 1/2 cup water.
  7. Lower the heat, cover and let it simmer slowly for 20 minutes.
  8. Add olives and lemon and cook for 10 more minutes.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy.
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