A hearty borscht that makes a great meal. Serve with some crusty bread. And the leftovers are even better the next day.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken thighs in the chicken stock in a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cover, and simmer until the chicken thighs are no longer pink at the bone, about 20 minutes. Remove chicken, and set aside to cool. Stir in the potatoes, tomatoes, beets, carrot, cabbage, onion, garlic, red wine vinegar, tomato paste, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, chunk the chicken, and discard the bones. Return the chicken thighs to the soup, and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

232.2 calories; protein 15.6g 31% DV; carbohydrates 25.1g 8% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 43.1mg 14% DV; sodium 638.2mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2010
Excellent! I've never made borscht before but this was great! I substituted chicken breasts for the chicken thighs and then shredded them. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2010
Excellent! I've never made borscht before but this was great! I substituted chicken breasts for the chicken thighs and then shredded them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2010
This was delicious. It was hearty and aesthetically looked great too. I modified a few things- I used bagged cole slaw for the cabbage and used beets I had prepped & frozen previously which sped up the process. I also substituted red wine for the red wine vinegar. This soup has a delicious flavor! Even my husband the self proclaimed non-vegetable eater went back for seconds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2010
Great! All in my family liked it... even asked for seconds. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2011
Yes agree on the Dill the original recipe I submitted had a spoonful of sour cream and a sprinkle of dill to finish in the bowl. Allrecipes left it out for some reason. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
This was fantastic the perfect bowl of a hearty soup on a winter day. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2011
great winter soup with lots of winter vegetables but not heavy. I added some honey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2011
Very close to traditional ukrainian recipes. Borsch is so much more than just boiled beets! I would add dill Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2012
This was an excellent recipe. It was my first time making Borscht with my sister since I got back from a Russian trip this last summer. We tried Chicken rather than pork for something different. Other than what is in this recipe we changed Bay Leaf for some dill weed and parsley. We also added a teaspoon of sugar for a little extra flavoring. We also had about a teaspoon of pepper and salt. It turned out really good. I would definitely use this recipe again. Also to finish it off we topped it with sour cream for a final dish to serve. It will be a great dish for our New Years celebration tomorrow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2013
Great way to use low cost chicken thighs. Really tasty mix and divine with just a little lowfat sour cream on top. Did increase the garlic and used 2 cup vegetable stock with water to boil the chicken which gave enough flavor without the added salt but that was the only adjustment. Will do this again - a great way to use fresh beets. Read More