Chunky Chicken Soup Homemade Vintage Recipe

This Chunky Chicken Soup Homemade Vintage Recipe is a delicious warm meal that will help you feel better especially if you have a cold and cough.

Chicken soup is a soup made from chicken, simmered in water, usually with various other ingredients. The classic chicken soup consists of a clear chicken broth, often with pieces of chicken or vegetables; common additions are pasta noodles, dumplings, or grains such as rice and barley.

Chunky Chicken Soup Homemade Vintage Recipe - The Homestead Survival - Old Fashioned Cooking

Ingredients:

1 stewing hen (fowl) or roasting chicken (about 5 pounds), quartered

3 1/2 quarts water

1 large carrot

1 medium-size onion

1 rib celery (piece)

3 sprigs fresh parsley

1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

Optional: pasta noodles, dumplings, or grains such as rice and barley

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Directions:

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1. You will need a heavy 6-quart pot, preferably not aluminum, with a cover.

2. Put the chicken in the pot; cover with water.

3. Cook over medium-high heat until the water comes to a boil.

4. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 45 minutes, skimming off foam as it rises with a slotted spoon.

5. Add remaining ingredients and simmer partially covered 1 to 1 1/4 hours longer until chicken is very tender and falls off the bones.

6. Leave the chicken in broth until cool enough to handle. Remove with vegetables, using a slotted spoon.

7. Discard bones and skin; cover and refrigerate chicken. You should have about 2 1/4 cups of dark and 2 cups of white meat from a 5-pound stewing hen. Wrap vegetables separately.

8. Strain soup through a fine sieve and refrigerate overnight. Remove fat that has solidified on the surface. Makes about 2 quarts (8 cups).

 

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