Grandma's Traditional Chicken Soup Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
DishMain Ingredient


 Chicken/Meaty chicken carcass3 Pound, pounded (1 Piece)
 Onion1 Medium, halved
 Celery stalks3 , roughly chopped
 Parsnips3 , roughly chopped
 Parsley stems1 Bunch (100 gm) (Use Only Stems From 1 Bunch Parsley)
 Whole black peppercorns25 (About 1 Handful)
 Celery stalks5 , chopped
 Parsnips5 , peeled, chopped
 Leeks3 , cleaned well and chopped
 Parsley1 Bunch (100 gm), chopped
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3677 Calories from Fat 1413

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 157 g241.6%

Saturated Fat 44.1 g220.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 911.7 mg

Sodium 1836.9 mg76.5%

Total Carbohydrates 265 g88.5%

Dietary Fiber 64.4 g257.6%

Sugars 75.8 g

Protein 304 g608%

Vitamin A 572.9% Vitamin C 820.4%

Calcium 121.2% Iron 225.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Place the chicken or chicken carcass into a large stockpot.
Fill with water to cover.
Add the remaining stock ingredients and cook over very low heat for 8 to 10 hours.
Strain the broth, discarding the vegetables but reserving the carcass.
Place the broth into a container and refrigerate.
When the broth is chilled, skim off the fat that has risen to the top.
Pick the meat off the chicken or carcass, being careful to remove any bones, skin, fat, and tendons.
(This is a tedious process, but well worth the effort.) Reserve the meat and discard the bones.
Reheat the defatted chicken broth in a stockpot.
Add the celery, parsnips, leeks, parsley, and chicken meat.
Cook until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes over medium heat.
Season with salt and pepper.