Italian Spring Chicken Soup

Italian Spring Chicken Soup 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Italian Spring Chicken Soup 150

Classic Italian stracciatella soup is the inspiration for this recipe. The key to its success is homemade chicken stock. Once that's made, the rest is quick, light and lemony.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine, June 2009

Ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons semolina flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Stock:
  • 2 lbs chicken backs, necks and wing tips
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes quartered
  • 1 carrots chopped
  • 8 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns

Method

Stock: In stockpot, combine chicken, onions, celery, tomatoes, carrot, parsley, thyme, bay leaves, garlic and peppercorns. Pour in 12 cups (3 L) water; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, skimming occasionally, for 4 hours.

Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve into large bowl, pressing to extract liquid and make about 8 cups (2 L). Refrigerate until fat congeals on surface, about 8 hours. Lift off fat and discard. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Reserve 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the stock. In large saucepan, bring remaining stock to boil; add salt and boil until reduced to 6 cups (1.5 L), about 13 minutes.

Meanwhile, in bowl, whisk together eggs, cheese, semolina, parsley, lemon rind and reserved chicken stock. Gradually pour into boiling stock, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, until eggs break into strands, about 1 minute.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 468 mg
  • Protein 10 g
  • Calories 114.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 121 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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