Mom's Special Chicken Soup

Course : Chicken
Serves: 14
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4 pounds broiler-fryer chicken
3 quarts water
1 medium onion -- quartered
4 medium celery ribs
2 pieces chicken bouillon cubes
2 bunch parsley sprigs
1 clove garlic
2 1/2 teaspoons salt -- optional
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 cups cooked rice

Preparation / Directions:

This tasty dish uses less sugar, salt and fat. Place chicken and water in a large kettle or Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add onion, celery, bouillon, parsley sprigs, garlic and salt if desired. Cover and simmer until the chicken is tender, about 1 hour. Remove chicken; allow to cool. Strain and reserve broth; discard vegetables. Add carrots to broth and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Debone chicken; cut into cubes. Add chicken and chopped parsley to broth; heat through. Ladle into bowls; add rice to each bowl.


Nutritional Information:

61 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (3% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; trace Cholesterol; 507mg Sodium

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