Heavenly Chicken Soup, Hungarian Style

Jane Manna

By
@Mom2AHungryClan

This unique and delicious recipe for chicken soup was passed on to me by my fiance's sister. They are a Hungarian family, and this is an old family recipe. As my fiance always says, this soup is to die for.

The most interesting part of this recipe is that a lot of the vegetables go into the pot whole, but by the end of the cooking time they've all but disappeared!


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Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1
whole cut up chicken
4 - 5
carrots, cut into pieces approximately 4 inches long
4 - 5
celery stalks, cut into pieces approximately 4 inches long
1
whole onion (only remove most outer skin) (do not cut! it goes into the pot whole!)
1 or 2
whole cloves garlic
1
whole tomato (do not cut! it goes into the pot whole!)
1
whole potato (do not cut! it goes into the pot whole!)
1
core of cabbage (set aside outer leaves. use core only)
1/2 to 3/4
parsley root or parsnip cut into large pieces
1
whole green pepper (do not cut! it goes into the pot whole!)
1
bunch of parsley tied together w/white thread
1 Tbsp
tablespooon whole black pepper corns
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cover chicken in very large stock pot with water.

Slowly bring to a simmer. Remove scum from top. DO NOT ALLOW IT TO BOIL!
2
When it begins to simmer and all the scum is removed, add the vegetables, approximately 1 tablespoon of whole black pepper and salt.
3
Simmer, being careful not to boil, until the chicken and carrots are tender.
4
Allow everything to cool. Remove everything from the broth. Set chicken aside. Remove a few pieces of carrot to garnish the soup if you'd like. Squeeze juices from any remaining vegetables through a fine sieve back into the broth. Discard what is left of the vegetables.
5
Broth can be served with any kind of small noodles and parsley sprinkled on top. Crushed red pepper is also good if you like it hot/spicy.
6
I added a small amount of shredded chicken back into the broth. The rest of the chicken makes a good chicken salad, chicken casserole, etc.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Hungarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #hungarian