Here is my favorite chicken recipe:
Chicken Soup with Rice
This chicken soup is easy to make, and is also very healthy. It is also recommended when someone has a cold or the flu. What makes this soup special is the fact that rice is added making it a full meal.
2 medium sized onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
4 medium sized carrots, coarsely chopped
2 big turnips, chopped
3 stalks celery with leaves, chopped
1 whole big chicken with the skin removed
10 cups water
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup brown basmati rice
Fresh herbs of your choice
With the exception of the rice and fresh herbs, place all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to the boil.
Cover, reduce heat and simmer at medium heat for at least an hour. Take out chicken, debone and cut meat in pieces. Return meat to the pot, add the rice and simmer for another 20 minutes (add more water if necessary).
Stir in the herbs and serve.