I don't know what it is...this soup cures what ails ya. A recipe for Authentic Jewish Penicillin (chicken soup) tweaked by a sympathetic goy. I make a big pot of this when cold & flu season hits and freeze small containers to reheat whenever one of us feels the bug coming on. I pureed this for my baby last winter and he loved it.
- Place chicken in pot, cover with cold, good-tasting water.
- Rough chop 1 onion (including skin), 1 parsnip, 1 turnip, 2 carrots and add to stock pot.
- Add garlic, ginger and salt& pepper.
- Bring all ingredients to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
- Simmer stock for at least 2 hours, skimming any scum that rises to the top.
- The longer you cook this, the better it tastes.
- You can make the stock in a crockpot for 6-8 hours on low.
- Remove vegetables and discard.
- Remove chicken and debone.
- Strain stock and taste for seasoning.
- Add salt as necessary.
- Chop remaining parsnip, turnip, onion, and carrots into bite-size chunks and drop into simmering stock.
- Replace deboned chicken.
- You can reserve some for another recipe, but I usually use all of it.
- Add egg noodles.
- Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until egg noodles are tender.
- Add dill and parsley at the very end of the cooking process.