Your grandmother might have told you about the medicinal power of chicken soup in healing colds and fever. Modern studies have found ample evidence to uphold the traditional beliefs centered on chicken soups. The ingredients present in chicken soup can reduce inflammation. This popular home remedy for cold helps to clear congestions in the lungs and nose. The ingredients present in this nutritious soup help to boost the body’s immunity. According to a study, chicken soup can also help to normalize your blood pressure. Chicken breast, legs and feet are sources of collagen protein. Collagen proteins are effective in lowering blood pressure level.
Given the large number of benefits found in a bowl of chicken soup, you can include this tasty dish in your daily diet.
Chicken Soup with matzo balls
Chicken soup with matzo balls is a traditional Jewish dish. The Jews consider this chicken soup as a powerful health food. To prepare chicken soup with matzo balls you need one kilogram chicken, one large carrot, two medium sized onions, 2 celery stalks, two tablespoons of fresh parsley, two tablespoons of fresh thyme, one teaspoon of whole peppercorns and salt to taste.
Method of preparation
Discard the chicken skin and the fats. Use all the other parts of the chicken, including the wings, legs, feet and heart to make the soup. Wash and cut the carrot, onions and celery stalks in thick slices. Heat about 4 liters of water in a pot. As soon as the water starts boiling, put the chicken parts and all the other ingredients in the pot. Cover the pot with a lid and allow the soup to simmer on medium heat. Occasionally stir the soup. After about 1 Â½ hours, remove the pot from the fire.
Matzo ball preparation
To make the matzo balls, you need two eggs, one teaspoon of grated ginger, Â½ teaspoon of chopped garlic, two tablespoons of parsley, one cup of matzo meal, two tablespoon of vegetable oil, Â½-teaspoon black pepper and salt to taste.
Mix the eggs and all the other ingredients. Blend the mixtures to make dough.
If required, add water to the ingredients. Make small balls from the dough.
Boil water in a pot. Add the matzo balls to the boiling water and boil them for about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the water. Add the matzo balls to the chicken soup.