Homemade Chicken Soup (Simple Recipe)
Updated: Nov 13, 2019
I love homemade soups because they are lower in sodium and I can control the flavors by adding fresh herbs. It is also great for a sore throat, seasonal allergies and a cold! This is the kind of recipe where you can just throw everything in the pot and let it do it the job on its own while you do other things.
Whole Organic Pasture Raised Chicken
1 bunch of fresh dill washed and dried
2 garlic cloves
2 1/2 inch pieces of ginger
2 Whole Carrots (If it is organic, you can leave the skin on)
2 cups carrots sliced 1/4-1/2 inch thick
2 Stalks of Celery Cleaned
1 Whole parsnip
1 Turnip (optional but does add flavor)
Enough water to submerge the chicken and veggies in the pot (I used 16 cups)
1 White Onion peeled
1-2 lightly scrambled eggs (optional)
1. Salt entire raw chicken really well. Stuff the center of the chicken with a few pieces of dill, a piece of the ginger and 1-2 cloves of garlic.
2. In large pot, place onion, chicken, whole carrot, celery stalk, parsnip, turnip, ginger and garlic.
3. Submerge everything in water. Add salt and pepper.
4. Boil. Once boiled, simmer and cover with lid.
5. Let simmer for 2-3 hours until chicken is cooked.
6. Turn off and let the chicken cool before taking it off the bones. Leave the chicken aside and cut in small pieces to put back in the soup later. Discard the veggies that were in the broth.
7. In the broth, add in sliced carrots, herbs like dill, and season with pepper and heat up.
8. Once carrots look like they are cooked (1/2 hour- 1 hour), add in spinach. Spinach takes only a few minutes to cook. Once it is cooked, add in the chicken and a high protein noodle such as Banza. (You will need to boil the water and cook the pasta in a separate pot before adding to the soup)
9. Option to also fork the lightly scrambled egg in the broth. .
10. Play the video below. I added Banza linguini and forked in lightly scrambled egg at the end!