Mom's Chicken Soup with Quinoa
Recipe type: Soup / starter
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Serves: 6 to 8
Mom's Chicken Soup with Quinoa ~ is homemade chicken soup made with an entire chicken, fresh chopped vegetables, seasonings and quinoa (instead of noodles) to give it a healthy twist! Perfect for the Instant pot, slow cooker or stove top!
  • One whole chicken
  • 12 to 15 cups water
  • 2 whole carrots - cut into large chunks
  • 2 celery stalks - cut into large chunks
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 large white onion- cut in half
  • 1 fresh tomato- cut in half
  • 1 cube of beef bouillon
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 cup of Quinoa (pre-washed, no rinsing brand )
  • grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
  1. In a large bowl, remove all the skin and fat from the chicken and rinse thoroughly. Cut the chicken into large chunks, leaving the bones within. Fill a large pot (about 8-quart pot) with water, about 12 cups of water. Add all ingredients. Fill with more water if you can. Bring to boil, lower the heat and simmer for two hours. Then set aside to cool.
  2. With a slotted spoon, fish out and remove most of the vegetables and bay leaves, leaving only carrots and celery. Also, remove all the bones from chicken and discard the bones.
  3. Turn the heat on low. Bring to a low boil and add the quinoa and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste the broth and season with more salt if desired. No pepper. Serve and add some Parmesan cheese into each bowl or at the table.
  4. Chicken soup stays fresh up to 3 days refrigerated.
  5. Serves 6 to 8
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