Homemade Chicken Soup


Yield: 8

1 whole chicken; rinsed
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup parsley; chopped
1 white or yellow onion; chopped
6 whole carrots; peeled and chopped
6 whole ribs of celery; peeled and chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup pastina (tiny pasta)

1. In a large pot add celery, carrots, onions, parsley, bay leaf, salt, pepper, and chicken (breast down) and add water until chicken is covered. Bring to a boil over high heat, add pastina, then reduce to a simmer, and cook until chicken is cooked through. Skim any foam that rises to the top.

2. Once chicken is cooked, remove from pot and shred once cool. Add back into pot and continue cooking until its heated.

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