Chicken Soup

About this recipe:

When chicken is cooked, it helps sooth the body with heat, hydration and nutrients. Chicken broth is rich with vitamin and minerals, which are useful against common ailments like common cold, the flu, and food poisoning. The broth also provides several other notable health benefits, such as: weight management. Soups are mostly liquid, they are a great way to stay hydrated and full. They give your immune system a boost. Soups can help antidote for times when you are sick. 


1 (3 Pound) whole chicken

4 carrots, halved

4 stalks celery, halved

1 large onion, halved

Water to cover

Salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules (optional)

Process: Put the chicken, carrots, celery and onion in a large soup pot and cover with cold water. Heat and simmer, uncovered, until the chicken meat falls off the bones (skim off foam every so often).

Take everything out of the pot. Strain the broth. Pick the meat off of the bones and chop the carrots, celery and onion. Season the broth with salt, pepper and chicken bouillon to taste, if desired. Return the chicken, carrots celery and onion to the pot, stir together, and serve.

Nutrition Fact:

 Per serving 152 calories, protein13.1lg; carbohydrates 4.2g; fat 8.9g; cholesterol 36.9 mg; sodium 67.6 mg.