This is the basic Egyptian soup. A traditional Egyptian meal consists of lamb, beef, or chicken, soup, rice, and a vegetable. This is the base soup for almost every Egyptian recipe. A Ramadan winner.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook chicken in boiling water, skimming any fat, until partially cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Stir tomato puree, whole onion, bay leaves, cardamom pods, mistika, salt, and pepper into the pot. Cook until chicken is cooked through and tender, about 50 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; 18.5 g total fat; 77 mg cholesterol; 322 mg sodium. 9.2 g carbohydrates; 27.6 g protein; Full Nutrition