Healthy Dutch Kippensoep Recipe for Winter Nights
Winter can be a challenging time to stay healthy and nourished. Often we crave comfort foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients. That’s why I want to share my favorite healthy Dutch Kippensoep recipe with you. Kippensoep is a traditional Dutch chicken soup that is highly nutritious and incredibly delicious. As a bonus, this recipe is super easy to make and perfect for a winter night meal. Here are my cool tips and fun facts about this recipe:
- The word ‘Kippensoep’ comes from the Dutch words ‘kip’ which means chicken and ‘soep’ which means soup.
- Kippensoep is often served with a side of bread or crackers.
- This soup is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, making it an excellent choice for a healthy winter meal.
- 1 whole chicken, cut up
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 2 celery stalks, sliced
- 8 cups of water
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- In a large pot, add the chicken, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, bay leaves, salt, and pepper.
- Add water and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and let simmer for about 1.5 hours, or until chicken is cooked and falls off the bone.
- Remove chicken from the pot and let cool for a few minutes.
- Using a fork, remove chicken meat from the bones and shred into small pieces.
- Add the shredded chicken back into the soup and simmer for another 30 minutes.
- Remove bay leaves and serve hot with a side of bread or crackers.