My nanny or nagymama as I call her, makes the best soup ever! Its the perfect warming and soothing meal when your full of cold or suffering flu. Chicken noodle soup is well known to be a cold fighter, but I just have to share this recipe with you. Some ingredients may not be available in UK like the parsley root, add some celery in its place.
I’m currently off sick flu like symptoms that I’ve picked up from the kids. So Ive just made myself a big pot of chicken noodle soup or Tyúk Leves (hungarian name).
- Fill up a large sauce pan with water, enough to cover all the ingredients, about two thirds full.
- Add a whole chicken or if you prefer add 3 or 4 chicken breasts but leave the skin on and cut each breast down the middle. Add some salt & pepper then cover and bring to the boil.
- Once its boiling, remove lid and let it simmer for about 45 minutes until chicken is cooked.
- After 45 minutes, take it off the heat and use a spoon to remove the scum from the top of the soup. If you have used a whole chicken, now is the time to remove the bones and cut the meat up.
- Add the meat back to the soup along with some parsley root & carrots, my nagymama always adds these whole, but with the kids I prefer to cut them into bite size pieces. Also add some diced celery, onions, garlic, a pepper and a pinch of sweet paprika.
- Leave to simmer for 2 – 3 hours on a very low heat, or use a simmer ring on your cooker.
- This soup just has to be eaten with some fairy hair egg noodles as we call them, similar to spaghetti but really fine (but any pasta will do). Its best to cook these in a separate pot and add them to your bowl before pouring the soup over the top. It cools the soup slightly for the kids and you can keep a batch of ready made noodles in the fridge too.
Voila! perfect medicine for all the family on a chilly night or when your feeling under the weather. I know what Im having for dinner! We grow our own parsley roots in the garden as Ive not find a shop selling these in UK yet, So if you do ever find any for sale, please do let me know!