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How to Make a Really Healthy Chicken Soup

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Chicken soup

Chicken soup is a favorite of people of all ages, but it is also very healthy. It has been proven to strengthen immunity and restore our strength during viral illnesses.

It is sufficiently rich in animal proteins valuable for our body, while at the same time it is not high in calories. A real culinary treasure!

Unfortunately, nowadays really healthy chicken soup can only be made from homegrown chickens and hens.

Very often chicken meat is full of all kinds of chemicals, antibiotics and hormones. Even if you buy such chickens that are labeled as homegrown or even an organic product, there is no full guarantee that the meat is really of high quality.

However, there are several methods of processing chicken meat that help remove everything toxic from it. Here's how you can make sure your favorite chicken soup is also healthy.

Never cook the chicken with the skin or entrails, because those are the most toxic substances you are trying to get rid of.

The chicken for the soup should be divided into parts and pre-soaked in sparkling water for about 2 hours. In addition to cleaning from chemicals, this solution will also make the chicken more juicy and appetizing.

Washing the chicken makes chicken soup healthy

In case you don't have sparkling water, you can also try making chicken marinade from 2 tbsp. lemon juice and 2 tbsp. of salt, which are dissolved in 1 liter of water.

Observing these proportions, you will easily calculate how to prepare a solution of 2 or 3 liters. It is important to rinse the chicken well after it has been left in it for a few hours, as well as to be careful with the addition of salt during the subsequent heat treatment.

When you don't have any possibility to leave the chicken meat pre-soaked, at least wash it very thoroughly under running cold water.

Long gone are the days when we used store-bought chicken to make flavorful and nutritious chicken broths. Since you don't know what chemicals the chicken was treated with, be sure to throw out at least the first water you let it boil in.

After you have taken care of the processing of the chicken in this way, you can prepare it according to your favorite recipe or you can improvise with new ideas, but definitely more relaxed for your own health and that of your family.

And in this article you can see all suitable seasonings for chicken.