Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is a traditional Bulgarian soup, very tasty and healthy. It has many healing properties - it cures colds, inflammatory processes in the body,  it helps to lower blood pressure, acts favorably against a hangover.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Bulgaria
Keyword: chicken


  • 200 g chicken
  • 1.5 l chicken broth
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • vermicelli
  • celery
  • lovage
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • parsley
  • lemon


  • Use a large pot. Put a whole chicken in, cover with water, and add salt. This will make the stock stronger and more aromatic. Boil for about 30 minutes and remove the foam.
  • Strain the stock. Debone the chicken and set about 200 g of the meat aside for the soup. You can use the rest of the meat to cook another chicken meal.
  • Cut all vegetables into small cubes.
  • Put the carrots and the onions in the stock to boil first, then add the potatoes and the peppers. After 10-15 minutes add the chicken meat and the noodles.
  • Boil until the potatoes are cooked.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, and add finely chopped celery and lovage. Take off from the heat, and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with a slice of lemon.
  • Optionally you can sophisticate the soup with egg and yogurt. Just add some of the hot soup to the egg/yogurt mixture to even out the two temperatures and to prevent the egg from splitting.
  • Gradually add the egg/yogurt mixture back to the soup.

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