Super Simple Chicken Soup for the Sickly

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“A low-effort way to make chicken soup for those times when you need it, but don't feel like putting in the effort. You can of course substitute the herbs for whatever you have lying around or like, but I like the lemongrass because it helps open up the sinuses.”
2hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the meat in cold water (bones, skin, and all), and put into the pot.
  2. Rinse the vegetables, but do NOT peel them.
  3. Cut the onion and potato in half only, cut the top leaves off the leek and celery (but don't throw away) and chop the rest of them, along with the carrot.
  4. Add everything, including the tops of the celery and leek as well as the herbs, to the pot with the meat.
  5. Pour in 6-8 cups of water, enough to just cover the contents of the pot. Bring to a boil, and then turn down to simmer on very low heat and cover.
  6. Leave to simmer for about an hour and a half. Go sleep and watch TV and other sickly resting activities.
  7. Skim the chicken fat off the top of the soup with a spoon and discard.
  8. Removed the chicken with tongs, let cool for a few minutes, and remove the skin. Return the meat and bones to the pot.
  9. Add the tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. This brings out the calcium in the bones.
  10. Simmer for another 15 minutes or so, add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy.

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