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Jewish Mother Chicken Soup

(recipe, Shoshanna Cohen)

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You can use leftover broth to cook pinto beans or rice or other soups, and use leftover meat in tacos or casseroles.


  1. 2 to 3 carrots
  2. 1 onion
  3. 2 to 4 raw chicken pieces with bone and skin (breasts, thighs, etc.; if you're making a bigger pot, you can do a whole cut-up chicken)
  4. Salt and pepper
  5. Egg noodles or white rice (optional)


  1. Cut the veggies into a few big pieces. Throw them in a medium-sized pot with the chicken and fill the rest of the pot with water. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer for maybe 45 minutes.
  2. Remove the chicken from the broth; let the meat rest for a few minutes on a plate, until it's cool enough to shred from the bone. Return the chicken to the soup (minus the skin and bones) and heat for a few minutes; serve.
  3. If you're using noodles or rice, add them in the last 10 or 20 minutes of cooking, respectively.