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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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

325 calories; protein 27.6g 55% DV; carbohydrates 11.3g 4% DV; fat 18.5g 29% DV; cholesterol 76.8mg 26% DV; sodium 321.9mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition