A slight dip in the temperatures and out come the woollens and hot drinks. I’m a big fan of soups and broths; personally, for me, nothing can be more soothing and calming than a healthy bowl of soup that has all the nutrition packed in it. Chicken soups are ideal to beat a nasty cold or flu during the monsoons or winters. Since it is light, it is soothing for a recuperating body.
To be honest, I don’t clearly remember, when and how I learned to make it, but it was by sheer experimentation and I have been making this soup for family and friends where ever I have been. So here I am, sharing my simple Chicken Clear Soup recipe with you, hope you relish it as much as I do! I usually buy fresh chicken and when I am cleaning the curry pieces, I usually set aside some portions for the soup as you can see in the picture below.
- Fresh chicken soup pieces – 250 gms approx.
- Onion – 1 medium sliced finely
- Garlic – 7-8 flakes, finely chopped
- Butter – 1 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- A pinch of sugar
- Water – as desired
- Clean the chicken pieces and set aside.
- Heat the butter in a pressure cooker and toss in the sliced garlic and onion.
- Add a pinch of sugar to help caramelise the onions.
- Saute for a few mins and then add the raw chicken pieces.
- Coat the chicken with the caramelised onions.
- Now add salt and pepper and mix well.
- The chicken, onions and garlic will tend to stick to the bottom of the pressure cooker, so make sure you keep stirring well.
- Now add half a bottle of water – for a clear soup consistency.
- Give it a boil and shut the lid. Give it a whistle on high flame and at least 4-5 whistles on low flame.
- Switch off the gas and allow the steam to escape completely.
- Strain the chicken and onions and keep aside, and pour the soup in a cup or a bowl and serve hot.
You must be wondering, what I did with the boiled chicken pieces? Well, I make something out of it too, stay tuned for the next recipe. Until then, just sit back and savour the goodness of this simple and soulful Homemade Chicken Clear Soup.
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