Chicken Soup for a Snow Day

chicken soup for a snow day

chicken soup ingredients
chicken soup ingredients

I mashed together an old family recipe and The Pioneer Woman’s recipe for chicken soup and I came up with this. Good on a cold day, and if you make it on the weekend you can have it for lunch or dinner throughout the week.

Chicken Soup for a Snow Day
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Chicken soup for a cold (or snowy) day.
Recipe type: soup
  • 3 large bone-in chicken breasts
  • 5 parsnips
  • 5 carrots
  • 5 celery hearts
  • 1 large onion
  • 32 oz unsalted chicken stock
  • about 16oz water
  • some herbs (parsley, thyme, rosemary, whatever you like)
  • salt and pepper
  1. Dice the onion, cut up the other veggies however you like. I usually leave carrots in large pieces because my grandmother and her friends always made soup that way, and this is a twist on an old family recipe.
  2. Stick the chicken in the pot first, followed by the vegetables and the herbs.
  3. Dump in the unsalted chicken stock. Add water until everything is covered.
  4. Turn your burner on medium-high or high, depending on how impatient you are (I use high).
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about two hours.
  6. Carefully take the chicken breasts out of the pot. Let them cool enough that you won't burn yourself handling them. Remove the bones, shred the chicken, and return it to the pot.
  7. Ladle soup into bowls and eat!