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Country-Style Chicken Soup

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 (4-pound) stewing chicken;
  • -cut into pieces
  • 1 c Chopped onion
  • 1 Carrot; peeled and quartered
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 8 c Water
  • 1/2 c Fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Poultry seasoning
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tb Chopped parsley
  • 2 Carrots; peeled
  • 2 Stalks celery
  • 1/4 c Chicken fat
  • 1/3 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 c Milk


Place chicken in a large heavy pot with onion, quartered carrot, bay leaf,
1 teaspoon salt, and water; simmer for 2 to 3 hours, or until tender;
remove chicken and chill stock. Remove chicken from bones; discard skin;
reserve 1 cup chicken for soup. (Chill remainder to use for salad,
casserole, or other chicken dish.)

Grind 1 cup chicken; add breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, poultry
seasoning, egg, and parsley; blend. Form firmly into small balls; set
aside. Remove layer of fat from chilled stock; reserve. Heat chicken stock
(there should be 4 cups). Cut carrots and celery into matchstick-size
pieces; add to stock; cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender. Melt 1/4
cup chicken fat in saucepan; blend in flour; add milk slowly, stirring
constantly. Pour mixture slowly into stock; cook, stirring constantly,
until mixture is thickened. Drop chicken balls into soup; heat for 5
minutes more; serve. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

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