A cold winter’s day really only demands one thing – a warming bowl of chicken soup. My favourite word this week when describing soup was ‘restorative’ – exactly what this soup is. This is my mother’s Polish recipe for a soup called Rosół z Kury, a clear soup, usually served with homemade egg noodles or dumplings. It can be made on the stove, in which case it just needs to simmer very, very gently for up to two hours, but I discovered this week that it’s even easier to make slow cooker chicken soup, which needs hardly any babysitting at all. The trick to making a very clear stock soup is to never let it boil rapidly, which is why it works so well in the calm and consistent heat of a slow cooker. Usually I make my own plain, poured noodles, or Lane Kluski, but this week I tried it with some tiny egg gnocchetti, similar to Spatzle, I found in the fresh pasta section of the shops.
Lots of you have been getting in touch to say that you’ve been trying my recipes – the Chorizo, Chicken and Chickpea Soup was a big hit, as was the Slow Cooked Beef Brisket. Keep letting me know how you’re getting on. I’d love to see you photos on my facebook page, too.
chip butties and noodle soup says
Love your blog and this recipe – delicious! I make a version myself – it’s always been a part of my life – growing up with Polish family. Wish I had some right now – it’s so cold and would be perfect 🙂
Mediocre Mum says
This has gone on my list of must have. I will let you know how it turns out.
Thanks Chrissie, have linked up to you
Jaim @ Jaim's Kitchen says
The slow cooker was my best friend during winter months when I was working full time. Nowadays I have more time to prep dinner but this is such a hearty, warm soup that I might just unpack that slow cooker soon and make some. Lovely photos too x
Aah thanks Jaim, I hope you do manage to make it one day.
Gill Bland says
They serve Spatzle soup at the cafe in Coram’s fields, London – it’s lovely. this sounds equally warming and tasty.
Ooh that sounds very nice indeed, my favourite type of egg noodles x
This is a recipe I could never tire of . A good chicken soup always makes me happy. It has magical medicinal properties I think!
It does indeed. More for us today!
an absolute joy!… I adore chicken soup in any way, shape or form… this looks glorious wit those thick noodles… divine work!
Thank you Dom x
Mark Willis says
They say that chicken soup is the best food for convalescents. I almost feel like deliberately getting sick so that I can try your recipe!
Another batch on the go today and we’re all perfectly well! I think perhaps the medicinal properties are preventative, too 🙂
Jeanne @ Cooksister says
What lovely shots – and yes indeed, a recipe for a grey day like today 🙂
Thank you Jeanne x