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Grandma Joie's Chicken Soup

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Joan Lunden

Recipes / / July 28, 2014

Chicken soup large

I'm a firm believer in the theory that chicken soup is a cure-all. Best of all, you don't even have to be sick to enjoy it. My former mother-in-law, Joie Krauss, with whom I speak frequently, offered this recipe. When I get in a real jam in the kitchen, I always call Grandma Joie. Like she says, a little chicken soup may not help, but it sure never hurts.

Makes 10 to 12 cups

INGREDIENTS
3 1/2-pound chicken (preferably kosher), rinsed and cut up
1 large onion, cut into eighths
1 large carrot, halved
1 stalk celery, halved 
1 large parsnip, halved
1 small bunch parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Boiled white rice or cooked matzo balls (prepared according to package instructions), optional

DIRECTIONS
In a large kettle, combine the chicken with cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring the water to a boil and simmer, skimming the scum that rises to the surface. Simmer the soup for 20 minutes, skimming as needed, and add the vegetables and parsley. Bring the soup back to a boil and simmer for 2 hours. Strain the stock, skim off the fat, and remove the meat from the bones, discarding the bones. In the cleaned kettle combine the stock with the chicken, add salt and pepper to taste, and cook the mixture over moderate heat until it is hot. Ladle over the optional ingredients, if using.

Nutritional Analysis per 1-cup serving: 85 calories; 25%calories from fat; 2 grams of fat; 36 milligrams of sodium

Source: Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking by Joan Lunden and Laura Morton

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About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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