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  • Writer's pictureDana


Updated: Sep 24, 2019

Gut-healing, soul-warming liquid gold, as my mom makes it!


  • 2 carrots

  • 1 zellerie root aka celeriac

  • 2 red onions

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • 4 chicken dumsticks

  • 5 chicken wings

  • some chicken feet (This is the absolute most important ingredient!)

  • chicken neck

  • 4 chicken livers

  • salt, pepper corn, tarragon


Add the chicken, chopped vegetables, garlic, onion, salt and pepper in a large soup pot and cover them all with cold water. Bring it to a boil and then lower the heat, so the soup keeps simmering for at least 2 hours. Skim off any foam every so often.

You know it is ready when the meat starts falling of of the bones and your kitchen smells great. Pick the meat off of the bones and chop the carrots, celery and onion. Return the chicken to the pot, stir together, and serve.

We really like to have the soup as it is with all it's goodness but some people like it clear. If you are one of them and want to be very precise just take everything out of the pot and strain the broth using a pasta drain lined with a cheesecloth.

Find a trusty butcher and rely on his choice of chicken pieces. We just told our butcher we want to make the best chicken soup possible and he handpicked everything we need for it. Chicken feet do not look appetizing at all, but they are full of collagen and therefore they turn our broth into liquid gold!

If you want to store it for days, we recommend you store the vegetables, the meat and the broth separately in the fridge. You can also freeze the broth.


PS: We would love to see your remake! Tag us on your post @balancenutritionandfitness.bp to let us now you loved the recipe!;)

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