heavenly chicken soup, hungarian style

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Jane Manna
from Collinsville, CT

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

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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Ingredients For heavenly chicken soup, hungarian style

  • 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
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How To Make heavenly chicken soup, hungarian style

  • 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.
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