Sunday, December 13, 2009
After my ill-advised attempt at running yesterday, I had a major relapsed of Bronchitis symptoms. So I did what any reasonable man would do. I made Chicken soup! This special chicken soup is highly prized by my family members as a cure-all for colds, Flu, Pneumonia and, now, Bronchitis.
This soup was recommended by a Doctor on a local Denver news program (CBS affiliate). Here it is:
Special Chicken Soup Recipe
(CBS4) Homemade chicken soup has been making people feel better since the 12th century which is probably why your grandmother made it for you.
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Chicken soup recipe from Dr. Stephen Rennard, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center:
1 5 lb chicken
3 large onions
1 large sweet potato
12 large carrots
6 celery stalks
1 bunch parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Clean chicken, put in a large pot of cold water. Bring to a boil.
Add onions, sweet potato, parsnips, turnips and carrots.
Boil for 1.5 hours. Skim fat off as develops.
Add parsley, celery and cook an additional 45 minutes.
Remove the chicken, put vegetables in a food processor, chop until very fine and add back into broth. Serve.
This is pretty tasty soup. It does work!