FEED ME BUBBE EPISODE #8 CHICKEN SOUP SERIES - PART #1 BASIC CHICKEN SOUP

 

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  • Servings:
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Ingredients

  • 1 large bowl
  • 5 quart soup pot or larger w/ cover
  • 1 Metal Strainer
  • 1 Large Stirring Spoon
  • 1 Metal fork
  • boiling water
  • (to make sure chicken is clean)
  • 3 to 4 chicken leg quarters
  • 6 cups water (cold water)
  • Vegtable Ingredients:
  • 2 stalk celery w/ leaves cut into thirds
  • 1 med. onion cutt in half
  • 1 carrot cut in thirds
  • 1 small parsnip (optional)
  • 5 pieces of dill and/or parsley
  • 1 chicken cube OR salt for taste

Directions

  • Procedure:
  • Remove excess fat from chicken quarters.
  • Leave the skin on.
  • Rinse chicken with cold water and place in a large bowl and pour boiling water over chicken.
  • Rinse with cold water and place chicken in soup pot.
  • Add 6 cups cold water into pot and bring to a boil.
  • Remove scum which forms on top with spoon.
  • Lower the burner to the "low" setting and continue cooking.
  • Let simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add vegtable ingredients to the pot.
  • Bring to a boil again and then back to low.
  • Let simmer for an additional 30 min to 1 hour.
  • With fork, check to see if chicken is soft and if the carrot is cooked.
  • Remove chicken from the pot.
  • Using the strainer, strain the soup into large bowl.
  • Keep the carrots and throw away the other vegtables as they will be overcooked.
  • Carrots can be cut into cubes and added into the soup.
  • Place chicken pieces on the side on plate (For chicken soup chicken recipe see episode #10)
  • When soup is cooled cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place into a refrigerator.
  • The fat will rise to the top when it is cold enough.
  • Remove fat with spoon.
  • To serve, heat soup and serve with cooked fine noodles, white rice, and/or matzah balls.
  • Note: Basic Chicken soup made a day ahead makes it easier to remove the fat from the top and provides a warming homemade soup and can be frozen for later use.
  • THE STORY
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  • Episode Summary :
  • Part 1 of this 3 part series that is all about chicken soup!
  • Show Notes:
  • Time to bring out the Jewish penicillin for what is going to be a fun part one of a three part episode. But that's not all it can do, it can be a soup served for shabbos or yom tov or any other festive occasion. If that doesn't work for you it can also be used as a comfort food.
  • Gather round kinderlach (children) because now its time for a story. When Bubbe was growing up of course things were not as good as they are today. A chicken had to be shared with the neighbor Mrs. Reed. So what would you do with half a chicken? Add dry lima beans of course so that it will balance and you get your nurishment.
  • Time to start off the recipe. Those that want it go here.
  • Bubbe shows us how clean the chicken is and her plate of vegtables. Don't forget about the cotten thread for the dill. So many things you can do with dill... so many things...
  • Fast forward to placing the chicken in the pot and then my freinds the Yiddish word of the day. And what could it be this time? Kneydlach of course and that means dumplings.
  • To use it in a sentence you might just say:
  • "Bubbe please give me chicken soup and make sure you have Kneydlach in it!"
  • By the way you should check out the behind the scenes video from an interview with George from One Minute How To.
  • Oh and then there is the skum. Yuck! No seriously yuck!! But after it's placed into the microwave I see a wonderful clear chicken soup that tastes great.
  • Thanks for feeding us Bubbe and stay tuned for the part 2 of the 3 part chicken soup series!

Notes

Time to bring out the Jewish penicillin for what is going to be a fun part one of a three part episode. But that's not all it can do, it can be a soup served for shabbos or yom tov or any other festive occasion. If that doesn't work for you it can also be used as a comfort food.

Gather round kinderlach (children) because now its time for a story. When Bubbe was growing up of course things were not as good as they are today. A chicken had to be shared with the neighbor Mrs. Reed. So what would you do with half a chicken? Add dry lima beans of course so that it will balance and you get your nurishment.

Time to start off the recipe. Those that want it go here.

Bubbe shows us how clean the chicken is and her plate of vegtables. Don't forget about the cotten thread for the dill. So many things you can do with dill... so many things...

Fast forward to placing the chicken in the pot and then my freinds the Yiddish word of the day. And what could it be this time? Kneydlach of course and that means dumplings.

To use it in a sentence you might just say: "Bubbe please give me chicken soup and make sure you have Kneydlach in it!"

By the way you should check out the behind the scenes video from an interview with George from One Minute How To.

Oh and then there is the skum. Yuck! No seriously yuck!! But after it's placed into the microwave I see a wonderful clear chicken soup that tastes great.

Thanks for feeding us Bubbe and stay tuned for the part 2 of the 3 part chicken soup series!

Categories: Poultry  Soup  Soup 

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