Chicken Kalia (Old-Style Russian Chicken Soup)

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Sat, 01/08/2011 - 17:24.


1 lb chicken breasts, de-boned and de-skinned
1/4 Gal (1 L) chicken broth
3.5 oz (100 g) pickles
2 cups pickle brine
3.5 oz (100 g) chopped parsley
3 oz (85 g) parsnip
3.5 oz (100 g) onions
1 celery stick
3 tbsp melted butter
3 tbsp flour
Sour cream and salt on taste


Bring a broth to boil, put chicken into it, and boil for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is ready.

Cut the boiled breast into small cubes, and put it back into the broth.

Chop the onions, and stir-fry them with 1 tbsp melted butter for about 2-4 minutes with medium heating.

Chop a parsley and parsnip, put them into a saucepan with the chicken and broth.

Put the fried onions into the saucepan, stir, and bring to boil with low heating.

Melt 2 tbsp butter on a skillet, the add 3 tbsp flour, stirring constantly, on low heating.

Stir-fry the flour until a nutty aroma arises then put everything from the skillet into the saucepan.

Chop pickles into small cubes, and put them into the saucepan.

Stir well.
Boil for about 15 minutes with medium heating.

Then, add the greens, spices, and brine (on your taste) into the saucepan, and boil for 1 more minute.

Serve with sour cream (1-2 tbsp per serving plate).