Recipe Summary

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 2 hours 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings

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This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in veggies
  • rich in protein
  • lower in sodium
  • lower in carbs
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My Mother's Chicken Soup

This recipe serves: 
1/4 raw chicken approx. 1 pound
1/2 carrot chopped into 1/2" pieces
1/2 onion chopped into 1/2" pieces
1 stalk celery with leaves, chopped into 1/2" pieces
1/2 parsnip chopped into 1/2" pieces
freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Cooking Instructions
1. Place the chicken, carrots, onions, celery and parsnips in a stockpot large enough to hold everything easily. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Cover with cold water.

2. Bring to a boil quickly over high heat.

3. Lower the heat and skim off any foam or fat that rises to the surface. Simmer, uncovered, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and tender, at least 2 hours.

4. Remove the chicken from the pot and let it cool for a few minutes. Remove the meat from the bones, cut the meat into bite-size pieces and return it to the pot. Discard the bones.

5. Add the dill and parsley and simmer 30 minutes more.

6. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Size: about 1 cup

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 121
  • Carbohydrate
  • 6 g
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • Protein
  • 18 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 0 g
  • Sodium
  • 34 mg