CHICKEN SOUP - (Kuracia polievka)
- 2 pieces of chicken
- 2 carrots, chunked
- 1 parsnip, sliced
- 1stalk celery, chunked
- 1 onion, cut in four pieces
- 1 bunch fresh parsley
- black pepper
In a large pot, bring water to boil. I fill a six quart saucepan about 3/4 full.
Add chicken and vegetables to water. Tie parsley together and add this with other vegetables.
Cook for two hours, covered.
Remove the chicken and break up into smaller pieces. Return chicken to pot.
Add salt and pepper.
Skim fat off soup, when cool.
Reheat and ladle into bowls. Top with some chopped parsley.
I had questions about putting the vegetables in at the same time as the chicken but for some magical reason, they stayed firm and delicious to the taste. The one item, I missed and will add, in the future, is a sweet potato. I usually chunk one up and it brings a subtle sweet taste to the soup. The carrots do this also but the sweet potato is more potent.