The Most Delicious Chicken Soup

This is my absolute favorite recipe to make when it's cold outside, when anyone in my family is sick, when we have guests over, to have in the freezer, literally anything! This recipe is super easy to follow, although there are quite a few steps to follow. Using Lieber's Sack'n-Boil soup bags make the recipe so much easier, since it means you won't have to strain the soup. I usually make the soup the night before I'm planning on serving it, because it's important for the flavors of the chicken soup to refrigerate overnight prior to serving.

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Ingredients 

  • 3 chicken legs and thighs (leave the fat!)

  • 1 tbsp whole peppercorns

  • 4 bay leaves

  • 1.5 inch piece of ginger

  • 5 cloves of garlics

  • 2 onions, whole and peeled

  • 6 carrots, peeled

  • 4 celery stalks (keep leaves)

  • 1 zucchini, whole and peeled

  • 1 sweet potato, whole and peeled

  • Fresh Dill, Parsley

Directions 

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  • PLACE the chicken, peppercorns, bay leaves, ginger and garlic in a Lieber's Sack'n-Boil soup bag

  • ADD the onions, carrots, celery stalks to the pot

  • POUR water into the pot, enough to cover the vegetables

  • BRING the water to a boil, turn down to a simmer

  • COOK for 3 hours

  • ADD the zucchini and sweet potato, and in another Sack'n-Boil bag, put in fresh dill, parsley and celery leaves

  • SIMMER for another 1-2 hours

  • REMOVE the bag of herbs from the pot, throw away

  • TAKE out the vegetables carefully and place them on a deep plate

  • REMOVE the bag of chicken and spices. Separate the contents and keep the chicken, place in a separate bowl

  • REFRIGERATE the broth of the soup that is still left in the pot in the refrigerator, in addition to the vegetables and chicken

  • WAIT overnight

  • SKIM the fat off the top of the chicken soup - this step is necessary! I usually do it with a spoon.

  • SERVE to all your friends and family!

Recipe Note: I usually let my guests customize their soup, and allow them to put in whichever vegetables and however much chicken they want! If you wanted to freeze the soup, be sure to keep it separate from the chicken and vegetables so you can ensure it can be as versatile and fresh as possible! You could also add in some fresh parsley and/or dill to the soup while you're serving, and it adds such a delicious kick!


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