Light, hearty and delicious, Chicken Clear Soup is super easy to make at home. It is made using simple ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes. This soul-soothing soup is gluten-free and low carb too.
Wash 300 g of bone-in chicken well with water. It’s good to use chicken with bones to make the soup as the bones add a lot of flavors. In case bone-in chicken is not available, use 200 g of boneless chicken instead. Add the washed chicken to a pressure cooker along with ¼ cup chopped onion, 3-4 cloves of garlic (smashed), ¼ cup of chopped carrot, 2 bay leaves, 2-3 sprigs of thyme, and 4 cups of water.
Add salt to taste and ¼ teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper and pressure cook for one whistle on high heat.
Simmer the heat to low and cook for 10-12 minutes on low heat.
Remove the pressure cooker from heat. Let the pressure release naturally and then open the lid of the cooker.
Strain the soup using a soup strainer.
Take out the chicken pieces and shred them into small pieces discarding the bones.
Add few shredded pieces in each serving bowl and pour the clear soup on top.
Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve hot.
If you don't have a pressure cooker, you can make the soup in a pan. Add 1 cup of extra water. Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and cook for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is tender. Follow the rest of the recipe as mentioned.If making in an instant pot, reduce the quantity of water to 3 and ½ cups. Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes followed by a quick pressure release. Follow rest of the recipe as mentioned.You can add more vegetables like beans, potatoes, celery, etc along with Chicken to make it even more nutritious and wholesome.Want to make it more filling for your meals? Then add in some boiled noodles, chicken/veg dim sum in the soup.You can also experiment with the seasonings. You can add herbs like fresh parsley or rosemary too.Make sure you do not overcook the chicken, otherwise it won't shred well.You can also add finely chopped chicken pieces instead of shredded chicken in the soup.