The Ultimate Chicken Soup Recipe

bird soup, the idea is going, has magical powers to heal the whole thing from a chilly to a bad case of the blues. making ready it calls for making plans and ready, coaching the cook dinner to lengthen and then fulfill preference, a compelling duality that became the muse of my lousy antique boyfriend's now regularly televised air of secrecy.


  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 whole bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, split in half (4 pieces)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups diced celery
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 ½ cups diced carrots
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups diced yellow onion
  • 1 bunch broccoli, trimmed to the bud clusters and separated into tiny florets (about 2 cups)
  • Kosher salt to taste


  1. In a big stockpot over reasonably high warmth, integrate inventory, water, and hen breasts and bring liquid to a boil. lessen heat and simmer until chook is cooked via, approximately 25 minutes. get rid of fowl breasts, cool, and shred meat into bite-sized pieces (about 4 cups).
  2. pressure liquids thru cheesecloth and reserve. Wipe stockpot out thoroughly and return to moderate warmness. melt butter and olive oil till foaming, then add celery, onions, and carrots.
  3. prepare dinner, stirring every now and then, until veggies start to exude their moisture ("sweat"), about 10 to 12 minutes. Stir within the black pepper and half the clean thyme. cook for several more minutes, stirring regularly, until the edges of the onions start to coloration. upload liquid and return to a boil. lower heat and simmer exposed until flavors marry and greens are smooth, about 35 minutes. Season with salt to taste and ultimate thyme and more pepper if needed.
  4. simply earlier than serving: eliminate pot from warmness. add shredded chicken and broccoli florets, allowing the soup to sit long sufficient so chook is warmed through (with out turning into rubbery) and broccoli is crisp-gentle and superbly coloured, about three to 5 mins.

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