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Comfort Food: Nancy’s Chicken Soup Recipe

Photo: Nancy Newcomer

With the crazy times we’re living through right now, it’s nice to have something simple in your life that makes you feel grounded. Comfort food can help with that. Cooking makes me feel connected to my mom–she taught me all the basics and always encouraged me to experiment and make up my own recipes. My Chicken soup is my ‘go-to’ when I want to feel cozy and taken care of. You will love it.

This one is really good–if you’re up for it, you can add noodles or matzo balls. YUM!

Nancy’s Chicken Soup

8 cups water
1 whole chicken (skin removed)
1 parsnip
1 large chopped onion
4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
4 large carrots, chopped
4 stalks of celery, chopped
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp ground pepper
2 TB sea salt or kosher flakes
2-3 TB parsley spigs, pulled apart
Optional: 1 TB sugar
1 Put water & chicken in pot w/parsnip, onion and herbs, salt & pepper.
2 Bring to a boil, turn down to med/low and let simmer 1 hour.
3 Turn off heat, pull chicken out and remove bones (you may use boneless chicken to avoid this
step, but I have found the flavor is better with bone in chicken).
4 Add celery & carrots. Cook at med for 1 more hour.
5 Add parsley right before serving.

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