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Grandpa's Garden Chicken Soup

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars
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"Grandpa sends me veggies from his huge garden every year and I use 'em for this soup, which has been called 'the best soup I've ever eaten' by friends. It's pretty unstructured and can change to meet your personal tastes. It's basically a chicken veggie soup; it's the FRESH veggies that make it the best. I just throw stuff in until it looks and tastes the way I want it to. It's also GREAT if you're sick; I swear it'll cure what ails ya! YUM! The longer you SLOWLY cook the soup, the more flavorful it becomes. I often eat a bowl while it's simmering 'cause I can't wait."
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Ingredients

2 h servings 209
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Put chicken pieces in a large stockpot; pour enough water over chicken to cover completely. Add onion, celery, bouillon cubes, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper to the pot; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook at a simmer until the chicken is cooked through and tender, about 1 hour.
  2. Remove and discard celery chunks. Remove chicken to a cutting board to cool; cut as much meat as possible from the bones and chop roughly. Return chicken to stock.
  3. Stir potatoes, kohlrabi, carrots, and turnip into the soup; cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Add cabbage, corn, green beans, and tomato; cook until the green beans are tender, 7 to 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 209 calories; 8.5 15.5 18.6 50 376 Full nutrition

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I LOVE a good kitchen-sink recipe. Because I don't agree with changing a recipe then rating it, I made it exactly as written. Great healthy soup that tasted wonderful. I'll be making this one ag...

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Decent, but I appreciate using veggies I don’t normally buy, like kohlrabi. I doubled the herbs as well. I would love tips for some extra zing!

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I LOVE a good kitchen-sink recipe. Because I don't agree with changing a recipe then rating it, I made it exactly as written. Great healthy soup that tasted wonderful. I'll be making this one ag...

The soup was very good but I did do a few things differently. I doubled the herbs, garlic and onion for more flavor as well as adding in other seasoning. I felt like the stock would have been b...

Excellent recipe! Thank you for the healthy comfort recipe.

I followed the instructions to the T and after it was finished I tried it and was so sad. I was super bland!! So I added red robin seasoning, same thing as seasonal all essentially, and still f...

Really good flavour by using the whole chicken. It all disappeared, so we all liked it, including baby.

This soup is pretty fantastic! I made it as written, but w/o cabbage. My 3yo son smelled it and declared he was "starving for this stew!" Only change I would make next time is to use all dark me...

I’m not the best cook but this came out fabulously. I had our butcher cut the chicken in 8ths instead of 4ths, and I cut the celery too small so just left it in. I didn’t have parsley or green b...

Decent, but I appreciate using veggies I don’t normally buy, like kohlrabi. I doubled the herbs as well. I would love tips for some extra zing!

Delicious! Wonderful for mending and healing the tummy! I didn't have kohlrabi, and chose not to use corn, and it still turned out delicious!