Friday, August 7, 2009


Not feeling so great this week. Had a fever and the aches and no desire for food. I am hoping that today I can get some food down. There is only one thing that I know for sure my body will welcome, Brodo (or Broth). Growing up my mother would make it frequently through the winter months, and of course whenever we weren't feeling well. Today, the tradition holds strong in my home. When one person is down, we all benefit from this very nourishing soup.

Chicken Broth

1 large (about 2.5kg) good-quality chicken, without giblets
4 bay leaves
2 onions, whole
2 carrots, cleaned
3 celery sticks,
Small bunch of fresh thyme
Small bunch of fresh parsley
2 tsp salt
5 peppercorns
Wash the chicken very well and place in a large stock pot or casserole pot with bay leaves, onions, carrots and celery. Tie up the herbs with string and add to the pan with the salt and peppercorns. Pour over enough water to cover the chicken completely (about 4L). Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours, until the chicken is cooked through. Leave in the broth until cool enough to handle.
Remove the chicken from the broth and place on a board to cool completely. Remove the cooled meat from the bones and slice or shred. Set chicken aside and use for salads or make a tasty chicken soup.

Note for leaner broth, refrigerate for a few hours, a skim fat off before re heating.

Mmm Mmm..

Chicken Soup

Return shredded chicken to strained broth. (you could reserve some if its too much) I like to use the carrots and celery , roughly chopped, in my soup. For a heartier soup, add some pasta. Bring to a boil and serve it up !!

Borrowed again, All pics from Channel 4 food.


  1. Chicken soup is the best comfort food of all...I hope it did the trick. Have a happy weekend, xv.

  2. Feel better Vitania. I hope the brodo makes you feel as good as just the thought of it gave me.

  3. Yum! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  4. I saw a little trick on a cooking show - add a little lemon juice at the end and it brightens the flavor of the chicken soup. It's an amazing trick, I do it all the time now!

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