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Homemade Chicken Soup

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If your deboning you’re chicken legs, thighs or breasts for a recipe that requires it, don’t throw the bones out.

Save them and make some homemade chicken soup.

Wha You Need To Know About How To Successfully De-Bone Chicken Thighs

The Facts About Chicken Soup

Chicken soup can be found in the Mediterranean diet – though it is more elaborate in flavor and ingredients than a typical American made chicken soup.

Chicken soup is actually good for your health and can help with common cold symptoms. Though chicken soup is not a 100% cure.

One way chicken soup aides in keeping us healthy is by improving the function of cilia, the tiny little hairs located on the inside of our nose, which repel contagions from entering the body.

Chicken soup also clears up runny noses, reducing the amount of time that viruses spend in contact with the lining of our nasal passageways, and decreasing the likelihood of infection.

Researchers from Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami tested chicken soup against water, dividing a group of volunteers into three categories:

1/3 of the group drank of cold water

1/3 of the group drank hot water

1/3 of the group drank chicken soup

Those drinking chicken soup experienced the most improvement in congestion (Source).

The article also reports that chicken soup contains an amino acid similar to a drug used to treat some respiratory infections.

In 2000 the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, found that chicken soup reduced nasal inflammation by preventing the movement of neutrophils, immune system cells that contribute to the body’s inflammatory response (Source).

What’s Inside That Soup

This recipe calls for Herbs de Providence. This mix of herbs are:

  • Thyme
  • Savory
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Marjoram
  • Parsley
  • Lavender (for some commercial producers this ingredient is usually optional)

This herb mix adds wonderful flavor for a chicken soup.

This homemade chicken soup recipe has no rice nor noodles, but rather a pasta called Ditalini.

The name Ditalini means “little thimbles.”The classic use for this pasta is for Pasta E Fagioli, a pasta and bean soup.

Ditalini makes for a good addition to soups and salads that call for pasta.

It cooks fast, therefore when making soup, add it to the last 10 minutes or so.

Homemade Chicken Soup

5-7 chicken bones, uncooked,

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

3-4 garlic cloves, minced

1-2 teaspoons Herbs de Providence

1/2 cup chopped cilantro, optional

Add chicken bones to a medium pot with 2 cups of clean water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to low and simmer until bones and meat have no pink to them, about 40-60 minutes.

Remove bones, allow to cool, remove any meat and other eatable parts. Add to chicken broth. Discard cooked bones.

Next add celery, carrots, minced garlic, and herbs. Stir in and cook on low heat with lid on for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Next add pasta and continue simmering for another 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente.

Add cilantro (optional) and stir in. Ladle into bowls and serve.

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