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 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, celery, remove chicken from bones and shred return to stock.
  5. Re-heat and season to taste.
  6. Serve with fresh crusty bread.

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