Jewish Penicillin aka Chicken Soup
January 5, 2016
I swear by Chicken Soup. I truly believe Jewish Penicillin can cure whatever ails you. Well, maybe not everything, but pretty damn close in my book.
I’ve been kinda under the weather, I’m pretending it’s allergies. I mean the weather is changing and that usually causes allergies… Right? You know the saying “the lady doth protest too much”? Yeah, I probably have a cold. Well, F you cold virus! I decided to make a pot of my Grandmama’s Chicken Soup.
For some reason people seem to think making chicken soup is complicated and they’d rather buy that canned crap that has God knows what in it. All I am gonna say is ew.
*Please note that if you don’t want to continue reading this step by step process, all you have to do to make chicken soup is throw some chicken and a crapload of other stuff into a pot of water and boil it. Oh, and add salt. Lots of it.
Here’s what you need to make chicken soup:
Pot of water and chicken.
I like to use vegetarian fed, antibiotic and hormone free chicken. Trust me. Make the switch. It might be a couple of dollars more but you will seriously taste the difference. I’m a big believe in eating real food, free from added crap. Plus the chickens are treated better.
Celery (optional). I personally hate celery so I don’t use it.
For some reason I had one hell of a time finding egg noodles. However, there were plenty of egg white noodles. I was like, no. Get the real thing.
I enjoy the taste of dill in my soup. It’s not a make or break it deal for me. I added it in upon the request of my boyfriend. I’m such a good girlfriend.
Make sure you use a large pot for your soup.
Fill it with water, not to the top. You want to make sure you have plenty of room for the veggies and chicken.
Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and place in pot of water. Bring to a boil.
You’re gonna notice some scum starts to float to the top. Scrap it off. Repeat as necessary.
Remove core from Tomato and add to the pot.
Peel and chop Onion in half and add to the pot.
Peel and chop Carrots and Parsnip and add to the pot.
Add Salt. You’re gonna have to keep adding salt till the soup gets to your desired level of saltiness. Yeah it may look like a lot, but who wants blah flavored soup?
Cover and reduce heat a tad.
Meanwhile take those egg noodles and follow the instructions on your packet.
Continue to cook the soup for another 45 mins or so.
When chicken is done remove from pot and let cool.
Add in the cilantro.
Take the chicken and shread it apart, removing skin and bones. Add the meat to the pot.
Take those noodles, throw them in a bowl. Top with chicken soup.
Boom. Dig in and enjoy! It sure helped me feel loads better. I even eat this chicken soup for breakfast!