My Slovak grandmother used to always make this soup, especially when you weren’t feeling well. Throughout the years, my parents and I have made a few slight modifications, but it is essentially the same. I hope you enjoy it!
Baba’s Chicken Soup
- One Whole (organic) Chicken
- One Onion
- Celery (organic) – I usually use the whole bag
- Carrots (organic) – I use one or two bags as my kids love these carrots!
- Sea salt (Celtic or Himalayan) is better for you than regular table salt
In a large pan, cover the chicken with water. Add a little salt and the onion. Gently boil and cook for about 2 hours. When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan and let it cool on a plate.
A tip from my mama: if you peel the carrots over a bag in the sink, the clean up is a lot easier!
Add the veggies and cook. Much to the dismay of my family, I have added any number of vegetables to this recipe and it has always turned out delicious. You can get your veggie on and use your imagination here.
When the chicken is cool and the veggies are cooked, add the chicken meat back into the soup. Add salt to taste.
Cook the noodles in a separate pan and enjoy! It is even better on the second day, when you can scoop off any fat and reheat. You can also add ketchup and/or hot sauce for a different taste (we usually do this on day three of the soup). It also freezes well! Do you have a favorite soup recipe? If so, share it in the comments below.
*Everyone has their own favorite noodles to go with this soup. My father likes the skinny egg noodles and I like whole wheat noodles.
To your health,
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