Granny's chicken soup

Serves 6 Prep time 3 1/2 hours


A classic soup recipe with extra garlic from Granny Boswell. A great soup for all seasons.



  • 1 large chicken, quartered
  • 1.5 litres chicken/vegetable stock
  • 1 garlic bulb, crushed
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • Handful of fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf



  1. Add all ingredients to a large soup pot, season generously and slowly bring to boil
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours.
  3. Allow to cool and skim top, strain the soup, returning the stock to the pot.
  4. Mash carrots and celery, remove the chicken from the bones, shred and return to stock.
  5. Re-heat and season to taste.
  6. Serve with fresh crusty bread.