Although a traditional Chicken Soup recipe uses actual broth, we've taken a different approach here using chicken stock cubes. I really enjoyed this one.
Chicken soup has also acquired the reputation of a folk remedy for cold and flu, and in many countries is considered a classic comfort food.
Traditionally, chicken soup is prepared using old hens too tough and stringy to be roasted or cooked for a short time. In modern cities these fowl are difficult to come by, and broiler chickens (young chickens suitable for broiling or roasting) are often used to make soup; soup hens or fowl are to be preferred when available.
You just can't beat a nice thick chunky homemade chicken soup on a cold winter day and this recipe is just what you need. This easy and economical and the ideal comfort food to savor, especially if you've picked up a cold flu! Watch Barry in his VirginKitchen prepare a hearty chicken soup with bacon, potatoes, sweet corns and peppers, topped with potato croutons! This is far from the traditional chicken soup but very close to being soul food!