A mug of this Italian chicken soup is just what you need when you’re feeling under the weather, its like a hug in a mug. It’s heavy on the garlic – so watch your breath afterwards!
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- 8 chicken drumsticks
- 2 medium onions
- 3 carrots
- 1 stick celery
- 7 fat cloves garlic
- 2 chicken stock pots
- 150g pasta shells (see tip below)
- In a large soup pan, cover the drumsticks in 3l water. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 mins, removing any scum as it cooks.
- Meanwhile, blend all the vegetables in a food processor to chop into very small pieces, almost a purée. Add the veg to the pot with the stock pots and simmer for 40 mins.
- Allow to cool slightly, then remove the drumsticks from the pot. Take the meat off the bones and shred into bitesize pieces. Return the meat to the pot with the pasta and cook for about 5 mins until the pasta is al dente. Season to taste and serve.
Top Tip for making Italian Chicken Soup: You can use broken spaghetti, orzo or any small pasta too.