Soothing Chicken Soup
Chicken soup to warm up your family after a day of play in the snow—or to soothe the poor soul with a cold.
1 (3.5-pound) fresh whole chicken
3/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons crushed dried parsley
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 large egg whites, beaten
- Rinse chicken with cold water. Place in a large pot with enough water to cover (about 1 gallon). Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Skim the surface, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, until chicken is tender.
- Remove chicken and cool.
- Strain broth. Rinse out pot and add broth.
- When chicken is cool enough to handle, shred meat and discard skin and bones. Return meat to broth along with parsley and paprika. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Drizzle egg whites into pot while gently stirring. Serve warm.
Makes 6 servings.