This is a delicious soup perfect for cool days, especially.
It is a soup that is prepared for holidays (Christmas period) because, at that time, sauerkraut juice is obtained and is added to the soup for a great taste.
The soup with the gizzards and meat of raising backyard chickens, traditional vegetables (carrots, parsley root, parsnip, celery) and rice, garnished with egg yolk and sour cream can make the cool winter days much more enjoyable.
That being said, let’s start preparing the soup because it takes some time.
Chicken Giblets Soup
500 g chicken pieces (ribs, wings and neck)
400 g gizzard
1 parsley root
1 teaspoon of salt
4 quarts water
20 black pepper grains
2 tablespoons of rice
1 liter sauerkraut juice
200 g of sour cream
lovage leaves (I have used dry leaves)
Used kitchen utensils:
– a knife for peeling vegetables; – a stainless steel grater; – a slotted spoon; – a stainless steel pot of 4-5 quarts; – 1 stainless steel spoon ; – 1 stainless steel ladle; – 1 kettle.
Step 1: Preparing the ingredients for the soup
Wash the poultry meat thoroughly, and then let it be drained or wipe it with paper towels.
Vegetables are peeled, washed and grated using the large holes of the grater.
Leave the gizzards in boiling water for 1-2 minutes and then, allow them to drain off the water.
In a large pot, put 4 liters of water and add the salt.
Then, add meat and gizzards and let them boil. And remove the scum as many times as needed.
Step 2: Making the soup
When there is no longer scum, cover with a lid and let it boil a while, approximately an hour, at low heat.
After 30-40 minutes, add the vegetables and black pepper grains and leave them to boil.
When it is almost ready, add the rice washed well and leave until it is cooked.
In a pot placed on the stove, add the sauerkraut juice and when it begins to boil, pour over the soup and let it boil a few more minutes. Turn off the stove and let the soup cool down.
Meanwhile, mix the sour cream with two yolks, then using a ladle, take some soup and add over the sour cream.
Mix and pour into the pot with the soup, stirring until everything is homogenized. At the end, add the lovage leaves and cover the pot, letting the flavors to combine.
Step 3: Serving the soup
Serve the soup hot, along with chili peppers and a homemade bread roll. Before serving the soup, drink a glass of țuica for a bigger appetite.
Enjoy your meal!
Chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side
Certainly, a homemade chicken noodle soup is more comforting than anything else. It is perfect for cold weather, and especially good if you are fighting off a cold or flu.
There are probably as many ways of making chicken noodle soup as there are moms who make it.
For those who want to prepare a Chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side, one of the recipes contains the following ingredients: butter, onion, carrot, celery, chicken and vegetable broth, chicken breast, and egg noodles. For seasoning, dried basil and oregano, salt and pepper are enough.
This soup is a very easy, very good substitute when you do not have time to make your soup totally from scratch. The steps to be followed are simple: first, in a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Saute the onion and celery in butter until just tender.
Then, you have to add the chicken and vegetable broths and stir in chicken, noodles, carrots, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer a couple of minutes before serving.
As you may probably know, this chicken soup is the classic American comfort food. Definitely, it is all about the fresh-cooked chicken, traditional vegetables, flavorful stock, and egg noodles that combine perfectly and so, the soup is ready in just over an hour.
Chicken Paprikash Soup
If you prefer Chicken Paprikash Soup, you should try the Hungarian version of this recipe.
Such a dish is hearty enough and you can choose to eat it as a main course especially when served with nokedli, csipetke, dumplings that are similar to spaetzle, or with bread dumplings.
It is true that quartered chicken parts are more traditional, and for modern interpretations of the recipe, you may need boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
For this soup, you should have boneless, skinless chicken breasts, a cut-up fryer or a whole soup chicken, but also vegetables for your taste, chicken broth and water, sour cream for serving. But, you can choose whatever pieces of poultry meat you like for this soup.
Or consider some slender pasta threads with sauerkraut if you do not want noddles and because it is fermented, it is always good for us.
In a large pot, saute the vegetables in oils until softened. Add water and bouillon, cook for several minutes stirring occasionally.
Then, you need to add chicken, paprika, tomato sauce, basil, salt and pepper and whatever you may like. Cover and simmer at least 30 minutes or put in small crockpot for a few hours and you will get your chicken soup perfect for autumn and winter days.
Chicken Escarole Soup
And of course, take your time to try a Chicken Escarole Soup; for such a dish, you need chicken broth, boneless, skinless chicken breast halved, head escarole rinsed and cut into squares, an onion, bay leaves, lemon zest and freshly grated parmesan.
The recipe is very easy as you have to bring broth to a boil in a large soup pot over medium-high, then stir in zest, bay leaves and onion.
Then, add chicken, but reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes. The next step is to remove chicken and after cooling down, cut into small size pieces.
The soup must continue to boil, and then you have to stir in escarole and chicken pieces. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, another 5 minutes.
At the end, remove bay leaves, season with salt and pepper and garnish each bowl with Parmesan.
Give it a try to this hearty escarole soup made with Parmesan rinds and bay leaves.
If you like, you can also try to prepare this soup with Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped. Add also the vegetables that you prefer: onion, celery, carrot, and garlic.
A delicious, healthy chicken soup recipe made with escarole could be the right choice every time you must cook something in cold days for your family.
Make sure you serve the soup drizzling with extra-virgin olive oil at the table.