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Grandpa's Garden Chicken Soup

Grandpa's Garden Chicken Soup

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    2 h
SRF0079

SRF0079

Grandpa sends me veggies from his huge garden every year and I use 'em for this soup, which has been called 'the best soup I've ever eaten' by friends. It's pretty unstructured and can change to meet your personal tastes. It's basically a chicken veggie soup; it's the FRESH veggies that make it the best. I just throw stuff in until it looks and tastes the way I want it to. It's also GREAT if you're sick; I swear it'll cure what ails ya! YUM! The longer you SLOWLY cook the soup, the more flavorful it becomes. I often eat a bowl while it's simmering 'cause I can't wait.

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  • Calories:
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.5g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 409 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Put chicken pieces in a large stockpot; pour enough water over chicken to cover completely. Add onion, celery, bouillon cubes, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper to the pot; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook at a simmer until the chicken is cooked through and tender, about 1 hour.
  2. Remove and discard celery chunks. Remove chicken to a cutting board to cool; cut as much meat as possible from the bones and chop roughly. Return chicken to stock.
  3. Stir potatoes, kohlrabi, carrots, and turnip into the soup; cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Add cabbage, corn, green beans, and tomato; cook until the green beans are tender, 7 to 10 minutes more.
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hroberts12
5

hroberts12

1/26/2013

Excellent recipe! Thank you for the healthy comfort recipe.

Suz-in-MD
4

Suz-in-MD

3/1/2013

I LOVE a good kitchen-sink recipe. Because I don't agree with changing a recipe then rating it, I made it exactly as written. Great healthy soup that tasted wonderful. I'll be making this one again.

Kayleigh03
3

Kayleigh03

10/14/2012

The soup was very good but I did do a few things differently. I doubled the herbs, garlic and onion for more flavor as well as adding in other seasoning. I felt like the stock would have been bland without the extra. Great soup, will definitely be making this again!

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