gut healing chicken noodle soup romanian delights recipe

Every autumn, as the days grew shorter and the air turned crisp, my grandmother would prepare her famous chicken noodle soup. This comforting dish was a staple in our home, and my sister and I would eagerly anticipate coming home from school to find a warm bowl waiting for us. Rich with the nourishing goodness of a whole chicken, vibrant vegetables, and perfectly cooked noodles, this soup was her secret weapon against the cold and flu season. The soothing aroma of simmering chicken broth, mingling with the scent of fresh herbs and spices, filled the house and created a sense of warmth and security that was unparalleled. Today, I’m sharing her cherished recipe with you, so you too can experience the magic of grandma’s chicken noodle soup.

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gut healing chicken noodle soup romanian delights recipe
gut healing chicken noodle soup romanian delights recipe

Gut Healing Chicken Noodle Soup – Romanian Delights Recipe



  • 1 whole chicken about 1.5 kg
  • 3 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 small head of broccoli cut into florets
  • 200 g egg noodles or your preferred type of noodles
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • A handful of fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 litres water or chicken broth



    Prepare the Chicken:

    • Place the whole chicken in a large pot. Add enough water or chicken broth to cover the chicken, about 2 litres.

    Cook the Chicken:

    • Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface. Continue to simmer for about 1-1.5 hours, or until the chicken is fully cooked and tender.

    Remove and Shred the Chicken:

    • Carefully remove the chicken from the pot and set it aside to cool slightly. Once cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones and shred it into bite-sized pieces. Discard the bones and skin.

    Prepare the Vegetables:

    • Add the chopped carrots, onions, and celery to the pot. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

    Add the Broccoli and Noodles:

    • Add the broccoli florets and noodles to the pot. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes, or until the noodles are cooked through.

    Season the Soup:

    • Season the soup with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Stir in the shredded chicken and let it heat through for a few minutes.

    Garnish and Serve:

    • Ladle the hot soup into bowls and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.
    • Enjoy!
    • Serve this heartwarming chicken noodle soup with some crusty bread on the side, and enjoy the nourishing goodness that’s perfect for preventing colds and warming up on chilly autumn days.