Chicken soup

Recipe from: 31 March 2011

Ingredients 8
Servings 6
Time 15 mins


  • 1
    whole chicken
  • 1
    stick of celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2
    a large onion or 1 small onion the size of an egg
  • 1
    carrot, chopped into tiny bits
  • 1
    basmati rice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2
  • 1/2


1 hr
Place the chicken in a pot and add enough water to cover the chicken. Three quarters of the pot full.
Add the onion, carrot bits, salt pepper, rosemary, basil.
Bring to the boil and allow to simmer until the chicken starts to pull away from the bone.
Remove the chicken from the pot and let it cool. Strip the meat off in tiny bite sized pieces.
In the meantime, add the cup of rice to the stock and let it simmer for another 10 – 15 minutes.
The rice must well cooked.
Add the celery and the chicken to the soup.
Allow to simmer for another 10 minutes.
Ready to serve with some crispy hot bread or croutons on the side.

Reprinted with permission of The Purple Calabash.
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