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Rustic Chicken Soup

A simple and quick Chicken Soup.
Course Soup
Cuisine European
Keyword Chicken Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 bowls


  • 4 Chicken Legs
  • 1 Potato Large
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 White Onion
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Begin by peeling and dicing the potato in small cubes, and the carrot into rounds. Peel the onion and chop off the top 1/4. Put all these ingredients as well as the Chicken Legs and Bay Leaf in a pot, fill with water and bring to a boil.
  • When the water begins to boil, add the salt and pepper and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Add the Parsley and Dill.
  • After about 15 minutes the vegetables and meat should be fully cooked. At this point you can take off the heat, remove the Onion and Bay Leaf, and serve.


While cooking, you may notice a yellowish foam appearing. This is from the collagen in the Chicken Legs and is filled with flavor. Some recipes have you scoop this foam out, but I think that's a mistake. Leave it in, and once you are done cooking the soup, stir it up to reincorporate the flavor back into the soup.