Feel good chicken broth

10 ingredients
6 servings
When I was young and felt unwell with a cold or a headache, my mum would make this soup to help me feel better. It used to make me feel like a million dollars after I'd eaten it. It's probably one of the simplest soups to make because it just involves slowly boiling a whole chicken in a pot with a few roughly chopped root veg. The fat marbles on top during cooking, but underneath it is nice and clear, like a consommé. Like consommé, if you want to serve this at a dinner party or you want to vary its flavour, the actual soup will always stay the same but the garnish that you add can differ from mushrooms, to florets of cauliflower, to julienned veg. Another nice thing you can do is add a splash of sherry or port just before serving to give it a little twang. All these things are great to try, but I just really like my mum's simple chicken broth. Her secret ingredient was a rasher of smoked bacon, and sometimes she'd add a few sprigs of rosemary for the last ten minutes.

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Serving Size (288.47 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 363.55 Calories from Fat 182.79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20.31g 187.52%
Saturated Fat 5.77g 173.05%
Trans Fat 0.16g %
Cholesterol 215.0mg 430.0%
Sodium 180.24mg 45.06%
Total Carbohydrate 1.22g 2.45%
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g 14.52%
Sugars 0.69 g %
Protein 43.86g 526.33%
Vitamin A 169.72IU% Vitamin C 1.17mg%
Calcium 30.12mg% Iron 2.13mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
smoked bacon, fresh rosemary, or