I'm not sure myself but I believe it has something to do with how you feel after you eat some.
I can testify that chicken soup has made me feel better when I have a cold or when I'm just cold. It also makes wonders when I have a hangover (once in a while).
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My whole family loves soups, including my little guy. My mom is an expert on the subject, I mean in the kitchen, making chicken soups.
By tried and error I've mastered the no-fuss chicken soup. I give all the credits to my mom, who taught me how to cook. But as I've mentioned before I always add or substitute some ingredients just to make it a little bit more original to Chacha's Kitchen and also to score some points on my cooking skills, nothing wrong with that, right?.
Below I'm sharing my personal recipe: it's simple, very healthy ( contains various vegetables ) and absolutely on the budget.
1 1/2 pounds of chicken ( I use chicken cutlets)
Salt and pepper to taste
Oregano to taste and two cloves of garlic
2 medium carrots and two medium potatoes cut in pieces
2 ears of corn cut in three pieces each
1 can of chicken broth (low sodium)
1 packet of Lipton chicken soup seasoning
1 stalk of celery cut in small pieces
1/2 of a small cabbage cut in small wedges
Cilantro for cooking and for garnish
- Boil 2 cups of water and cook potatoes, carrots and corn for about 5 minutes
- Add celery and cilantro and cover for about 2 more minutes
- Meanwhile cut chicken in small pieces, season with salt, pepper, oregano and garlic
- When vegetables are still tender and the cilantro and celery aromas fills your kitchen add the seasoned chicken, chicken broth and Lipton soup packet and cover for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked completely.
- Serve and garnish with cilantro sprigs and a slice of avocado.
|My Little Superman loving his chicken soup|