In this recipe, I will show you how to make that grandma’s version of homemade chicken soup from scratch. Yes, you read it right. I am not going to use any instant powder, broth cubes, and also no MSG will be used! This is going to be an old fashioned, healthy chicken soup. Just look at the contents of the soup:
- 2 chicken legs
- 1 backbone
- 3 baby carrots
- 3 small cabbage
- 1 small Chinese cabbage
- 4 small potato
- 2 ginger
- 1 lemongrass
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 nutmeg
- Optional: Noodles
Step by Step for homemade chicken soup
It is important to do this step by step as we have to make our own chicken broth or stock. The purpose is to have a tasteful soup that is not only yummy but also boosts your immune system. So take your time and you will too get to enjoy that homemade chicken soup as well.
Step 1 preparing the ingredients
Let’s just get all the things prepared by cutting and crushing. This allows for a better release of tastes and vitamins in the soup.
Crush the garlic, lemongrass, ginger. Cut the potatoes, carrot, cabbage and Pok Choi (vegetables). I have chosen young cabbage and Pok Choi. There is a bit more taste that way in the soup.
Step 2: Extracting broth from the chicken
To extract the broth to make chicken, you would need to start with only grilling the chicken fat in a big pan. The purpose is to get the oil out of the skin/fat.
After that add the backbone. More tastes and oil is released. Press on both the fat and backbone to force a bit oil out.
Now add the rest of the chicken, and grill it until it’s kind of brown like in the picture. When it becomes like that, it is time for the next step.
Step 3: The Soup
After step 2, it’s time to add water and make sure that the chicken is submerged. During this phase of making homemade chicken soup it’s important to keep track. The ultimate goal is to keep 70% of the soup, the lest we just let it evaporate by boiling.
During the boiling, remove the foam that comes to float on the top. When about 70% is left, remove the backbone and fat.
Step 4: Adding ingredients to the soup
When 70% of the soup is left, it’s time to add ingredients. Start with potatoes and carrots. A few minutes after add the rest and add vegetables as latest. This takes the shortest time to get done in the soup.
Optional: You can add noodles as well, I didn’t leave space for noodles in my soup. But in this step is where you would add the noodles to boil in the soup, or you would need to boil the noodles separately, and cook it for half the time. Remove the water, and finish the cooking of the Noodles in the chicken soup: Voila Homemade chicken (Noodle) soup.
Step 5: ready to eat!
How to make homemade chicken soup on YouTube
So within 4 easy steps, we actually did it. Did you also succeed in making it? Tell me about how it tasted.
how to make homemade chicken soup from scratch and Noodles are optional
How to make homemade chicken soup explained from begin to end. Making it from scratch without broth cubes or instant powders. Healthy and great immune booster
Type: Main Course
Keywords: Chicken soup, how to make chicken soup from scratch, how to make homemade chicken soup, chicken noodle soup
Recipe Yield: 4
Preparation Time: 15M
Cooking Time: 45M
Total Time: 1H
Recipe Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZTaO6WCQd4
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Recipe Video Name: How to make homemade chicken soup
Video Upload Date: 2020-04-06T18:31:00
Recipe Video Description: How to make homemade chicken soup explained from begin to end. Making it from scratch without broth cubes or instant powders
Recipe Ingredients: 2 chicken legs 1 backbone 3 baby carrots 3 small cabbage 1 small Chinese cabbage 4 small potato 2 ginger 1 lemongrass 4 cloves garlic 2 teaspoons of salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 nutmeg Optional: Noodles
Cutting: Cut all the vegetables, garlic, ginger and lemon grass
Extract the chicken broth: Extract the chicken broth from the chicken by frying without any fat or oil. Start with the chicken fat and add the backbone later. When enough oil is released add the rest of the chicken. When the chicken is brown you are ready for the next step
The Soup: Add water, and make sure the chicken is submerged. Remove foam while the soup is boiling. Evaporate until you have about 70% left. it's also time to remove the fat and backbone
Add ingredients: Add the ingredients: start with potato and carrot, and end with the vegetables. When you add the vegetables make sure your potato is done or near done. stir a few minutes and it's ready