The cold virus is among the world’s most prevalent wintertime diseases and its symptoms are among the most stubborn to cure. Just about all of us have suffered from the effects of a winter cold. Three-quarters of the people in the United States have at least one cold a year. See a great Italian chicken soup recipe!
The remedies to treat these symptoms range from antibiotics, antihistamines, and analgesics. There are many alternative medicines used to treat the common cold. A wide variety of these medications and treatments include healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies.
In my family, the cold virus was treated with a bowl of hot chicken soup. Can a little hot water, onions, celery, and chicken broth truly be a medical treatment for the common cold? We know parsley contains chlorophyll, a traditional remedy to cure bad breath and to settle uneasy stomachs; carrots and celery are rich in vitamin A, so important for good eyesight and healthy skin and poultry meat is a good source of B vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin, and biotin so necessary to use oxygen and protein in the body. So you’re ready to make your Italian chicken soup recipe?
For Grandma, cooking was a way to express her emotions; it represented her joy at living in a new land and the continuity of her family’s traditional recipes. It was these same recipes and beliefs that grandma passed along to her daughters and her granddaughters.
To this day, the aroma of onions and celery boiling in a pot of chicken broth has a comforting effect on me.
Grandma’s Italian chicken soup recipe
- 3 quarts water
- 1 whole chicken (insides removed)
- 1 large onion, quartered
- 4-med. celery stalks
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 2 sprigs of parsley (diced)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 cup carrots, thinly sliced
Using a deep soup pot, submerge the whole chicken in water. Add onion, celery, bouillon, salt, and garlic, set parsley aside. Cook all together for 1 hour until the chicken is tender. Turn heat off and remove whole chicken from the soup pot. Let cool. Strain soup into a clean pot. Press onions and celery firmly to extract all flavor when pouring through the strainer. Put soup pot back on the stove to boil. Add carrots and cook until carrots are tender. Skin and bone chicken, using only the best part of the chicken. Cut chicken in to large meaty chunks. Add chicken and chopped parsley to the soup. Do not bring to a boil after adding meat, otherwise, the chicken could become stringy and tough. Serve with boiled rice. Easy enough this Italian chicken soup recipe? It’s great as well!
The Benificial Onion
If you’re looking for recipes like a cold garlic soup, as addition to this recipe, go ahead! Now let’s learn a bit more about this recipe! The onion is low in calories and its abundant flavor adds taste to a variety of different foods. An Onion has 30 calories per serving; they’re sodium, fat, and cholesterol-free. They provide fiber, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6, and other essential nutrients. Research has discovered that onions may help guard against chinch diseases. They contain large amounts of flavonoids called quercetin. These flavonoids can also be found in tea and apples, but absorption of flavonoids from onions is twice that from tea and apples. Research has shown that the onion and its beneficial nutrients can protect against cataracts, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. But that’s not all, it is shown that onions also contain a naturally occurring chemical called organosulfur compounds that have been linked to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
By Cookie Curci