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Classic Chicken Soup

Classic Chicken Soup

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Chill Time: none
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

  • 1 (3½-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 12 cups water
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large parsnip, peeled, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large onion, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large turnip, peeled, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 medium stalks of celery, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 bouquet garni of 15 parsley sprigs, 15 dill sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
  • 3 tablespoons Osem Consommé Mix
  • 1 (½-ounce) chicken consommé stock cube
  • Additional fresh parsley or dill, for garnish (optional)

Rinse chicken and place in a 6-quart soup pot. Add water and bring to a boil over high heat. Skim any foam, residue or fat that rises to the surface using a large spoon or skimmer and discard. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and add carrot, parsnip, onion, turnip, celery, bouquet garni, consommé mix and stock cube. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Remove the bouquet garni. Remove chicken from bone and place a few pieces into each bowl. Ladle soup and vegetables over chicken.

Mince dill or parsley and sprinkle on immediately before serving, if desired. Or cool the soup and refrigerate overnight. Skim off any fat that rises to the top before reheating.

Tip: Avoid having to fish peppercorns out of your dishes by using a bouquet garni - a little bundle of herbs - to flavor stews and broths. Just place the herbs in a small muslin bag or piece of cheesecloth and tie securely with cotton string.

Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine. . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes.
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Rosa Bender Ms. December 26, 2016

The chicken soup recipe, is delicious! I love that. Reply

Jamie Geller January 26, 2014

Thanks Jo Gillum YAY Jo - thanks and enJOY!!!! Reply

Jo Gillum January 22, 2014

Chicken Soup recipe On my way to buy the book ... Thank you so much Reply

Jamie Geller Israel January 6, 2014

To Jo Gillum Hi Jo - it's chicken soup mix sold as a powder or also as cubes. I wrote this recipe over 6 years ago. In my new book Joy of Kosher Fast Fresh Family Recipes (find it on amazon or wherever books are sold!) I have my grandparents recipe for chicken soup which uses loads of veggies, herbs, and garlic and is super flavorful without the soup mix. Reply

Jo Gillum Ewing, ky December 28, 2013

Chicken Soup recipe i don't mean but sound ignorant ... BUT, lol ... what is Osem Consommé Mix and where do i buy it or how do i make it? Reply

Elmer Cohen California January 23, 2013

Chicken soup Great recipe i will make it for my family Reply

Sue Niagara-on-the-Lake, On Canada January 23, 2013

Slow Cooker version What adjustments should I make for a slow cooker?

Thanks! Reply

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