When we say healthy chicken soup recipes, we right away think about lovely Sunday lunches with family, and days when we just want to wrap ourselves into a cozy blanket and eat something warm and easy. For Hungarians, chicken soup is something that can never miss family lunches, and we can’t wait for it! Since eating soup is part of the main courses in Hungarian cuisine when it comes to lunch, there’s always some type of soup on the table before the second course. No need to say that chicken soup is always everyone’s favorite, and I’m going to share with you my favorite, authentic Hungarian chicken soup recipe that I and my family have been making for many years! Let’s have a look at one of the most popular Hungarian dishes.
You must know that there are multiple ways to make healthy chicken soup recipes. One of the most popular ways is with simple skinny pasta, and the other version is made with dumplings made of semolina. Obviously, we all love the dumpling version more, since semolina dumplings just taste amazing in a chicken soup, but it always takes more time and it’s more complicated. Therefore, if someone doesn’t have the time, or they’re expecting many guests, they won’t get themselves making dumplings for sure.
However, if you’re looking for Hungarian chicken and dumpling soup recipe, you just have to follow the below recipe, then make the dumplings separately. The ingredients for dumplings are 1-2eggs and 3-6 tbs of semolina. The amount really depends on how many you need. If you’re making a small amount, use 1 egg and 3 tablespoons of semolina.
To make the dumplings for the chicken soup, you should first beat the egg whites into foam, add the yolks, and beat it up even more. Mix and add the semolina, and make sure the mix is soft. Do make sure to add the semolina slowly and see if it remains soft. Then, take a spoon full out of it and drop it into the boiling soup. If it falls apart, the dumpling was too soft, and you should add some more semolina before adding the second dumpling.
Believe it or not, making an authentic Hungarian chicken soup recipe is pretty easy to make. You basically just have to chop some vegetables, the chicken, and you drop all of that into a big bowl, which you’ll fill with water. Easy, right?
Jokes aside, there are a few things you have to pay good attention to, such as spices and the big question: how to get the color of the soup golden? This is always the hardest part that I didn’t know how to achieve for many years until once I finally got my grandfather to tell me since my mother didn’t do it the right way either.
Anyhow, you don’t have to worry, this detail is also in the below recipe, and even though I just made it sound complicated, it is actually one of the easiest recipes you’ve ever made! So let’s stop here and let’s get into our healthy chicken soup recipe!
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