We are from Poland and this is a taste of home. It is not sour at all and tastes great with little bacon sandwiches.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken legs in a large pot and cover with water. Add cabbage, carrots, celery, onion, bay leaves, parsley, garlic, thyme, marjoram, salt, and black pepper.

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  • Cover pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for about 1 hour. Transfer 1 cup chicken and vegetable broth to a saucepan. Heat broth and pickles over medium-low for about 15 minutes. Return pickle broth to large pot.

  • Mix flour and sour cream in a bowl. Stir into soup; bring to a boil until thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

206.4 calories; 15.7 g protein; 10.5 g carbohydrates; 67 mg cholesterol; 424.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2013
I added my own twist to this soup. I used sauerkraut rather than cabbage. Added dill weed and dill seeds and used cilantra instead of parsley. Cornstarch & water was used for thickening the soup, then 1/2 cup sour cream. The soup ended up very tasty and dilly. Topped it off with pickle, sour cream and smoky paprika. Very delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2020
I have to say it's a lot of chicken soup with dill pickles. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2013
I added my own twist to this soup. I used sauerkraut rather than cabbage. Added dill weed and dill seeds and used cilantra instead of parsley. Cornstarch & water was used for thickening the soup, then 1/2 cup sour cream. The soup ended up very tasty and dilly. Topped it off with pickle, sour cream and smoky paprika. Very delicious! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2013
I was seeking a recipe for sauerkraut soup (was treated to a bowl while traveling in Hungary) and came across this recipe. Easy to make and the flavors really transported me back to central Europe. I did substitute rinsed sauerkraut for the cabbage (I didn't have cabbage on hand) and added a handful of egg noodles a few minutes before serving. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2014
I am assuming the directions call for cooking the pickles separately is because the pickles themselves are not intended to go in the finished product but the directions were not real clear there so I didn't know? I am a huge fan of the Dill Pickle Soup recipe from this site and I chose to keep the pickles in my soup so I just threw them in with the veggies in the last 15 minutes of cooking which saved me a step. I also chose to throw in some chopped potatoes at that time because I was wanting to stretch the pot out. My only complaint is that the sour cream mixture starts separating once the soup is not being stirred and sits for a minute or two. That gives it an unappealing look even though the taste is delicious. For my leftovers I added a dash of Hungarian Paprika just to change it up a little and that worked nicely in there as well. As written this is a good tasting soup but I do think the addition of potatoes added to the overall end result. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2016
This was really good! I used a package of 8 drumsticks and after cooking for an hour, pulled them out, picked the meat off the bones, and returned the pieces to the soup, while the pickle broth was heating up. This was hearty enough without adding anything to it, but potatoes would taste really good in it too. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2017
I was asked to make this soup and found this recipe. My husband had it growing up, his childhood friend's mother use to make it. He said it tastes the same as he remember as a kid and loves it. This is now a regular made soup in our house. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2012
so0o0o0o0 yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2018
The pickle gives this soup a lovely dill flavour. I shredded the pickles and added them directly to the soup. Definitely worth trying. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2016
Great soup. It is not sour. This soup was a nice change from traditional chicken soup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2016
This was a "keeper" according to my family. As other reviewers I found the recipe unclear in a couple of places. I removed the chicken legs after they were cooked (about half an hour) removed the meat from the bones and put it back in the pot. As for the pickles instead of heating them separately I added them to the main pot 15 minutes before it was done and left them in. Really nice flavour not at all strong pickley but very good. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2020
I have to say it's a lot of chicken soup with dill pickles. Read More