If you want to enjoy a restorative and delicious soup, I recommend the best creamy chicken soup recipe, with sour cream and garlic, a delight. I’ll show you from scratch, how to cook one of the most famous recipes in Romania.

Usually, chicken soup is a soup obtained by simmering chicken and vegetables. This recipe, which is very similar to Greek Lemon Chicken Soup, has in addition to the simple recipe, a thickening cream made from sour cream, egg yolk and garlic.

This recipe is known in Romania as “ciorba Radauteana” (Radautean Soup), and is in high demand in restaurants.

Let’s Start With the Ingredients

Because it’s about chicken soup, we need a whole chicken. If you want the soup to be tastier, I recommend using all parts of chicken, especially the bones.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Whole Chicken

It is a small chicken, about one kilogram, but enough to get about 8 servings of soup.

We also need vegetables, of which I used about 300 g carrots, 100 g parsley root, 150 g celery root, a medium-sized onion and half a red bell pepper.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Carrots, Parsley Roots, Celery Root, Onion and Bell Pepper

And for the whipping cream, I needed four egg yolks, about 300 ml of sour cream and a few cloves of garlic.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Sour Cream, Eggs and Garlic Cloves

Preparing the Ingredients

We start with the chicken, which we cut into pieces. We will use all parts of the chicken, both the chest and thighs and the wings and back of the chicken.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Chicken Cut Into Pieces

We wash the vegetables and peel them, but we leave them whole, so we will boil them.

How to Cook the Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe?

Chicken soup starts with boiling chicken. To do this, place the chicken pieces in a soup pot.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Chicken Cut Into Pieces in the Soup Pot

Add two bay leaves, a teaspoon of peppercorns and a tablespoon of salt, then fill the pot with cold water and bring to a boil.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Chicken in the Soup Pot With Cold Water

After it boils, reduce the heat to low and cook for about 15 minutes. With a whisk, gather the resulting foam from the soup to make it clearer.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Boiling Chicken in the Soup Pot

Now we can add the whole vegetables, which we cook together with the meat, over medium to low heat.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Boiling Chicken in the Soup Pot With Vegetables

Boil everything for about 45 minutes, until the meat comes off the bones.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Boiled Chicken in the Soup Pot With Vegetables

After they have boiled, take out all the meat and vegetables in a bowl, and let them cool a bit.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Boiled Chicken With Vegetables in the Bowl

The remaining soup, which is a chicken and vegetables stock, we strain it through a sieve to obtain a clean soup, without impurities.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Chicken and Vegetables Broth

After the meat has cooled a bit, so that we can work with our hands, we detach it from the bones.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Boiled and Boned Chicken Meat

Then cut it into cubes or it can be left in broken strips by hand, as you wish.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Cut in Cubes Boiled and Boned Chicken Meat

From the vegetables, we will use only the carrots, which we cut into cubes.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Chopped Boiled Carrots

Put the minced chicken and carrots back in the soup and bring the soup back to the boiling temperature, then thicken the soup.

How to Make Thickening Cream for Soup?

Compared to other thicknesses, it is made without wheat flour, just with egg yolks and sour cream. For this prepare four egg yolks in a bowl.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Four Egg Yolks

On top, grate or press, how do you like it, about 4-5 garlic cloves.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Grating Garlic Over the Egg Yolks

In order to incorporate it as well as possible, it is important not to chop the garlic.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Egg Yolks and Grated Garlic

Mix well until you get a paste, then add sour cream and mix well again.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Sour Cream on Mixed Egg Yolks

Stir further until you get a homogeneous cream.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Thickening Cream

With this cream we will thicken the chicken soup.

Finishing the Chicken Soup

When thickening the soup, we must be very careful not to coagulate eggs in the soup. To do this, turn off the heat under the soup, and wait for the boiling to stop.

Then we have to bring the thickening cream to the soup temperature. For this, pour over the cream two ladles of hot soup and mix.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Thickening Cream With Hot Soup

Pour another 2-3 tablespoons of soup over the cream, mix, and now we can pour everything back into the pot. Season with sea salt, to taste, a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and lemon juice.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Thickened Soup is Ready to Serve

And that’s it, that’s is the best creamy chicken soup recipe, what I recommend you try.

Serving the Soup

Serve hot, with fresh bread and pickled hot peppers.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Served in Bowl With Bread and Pickled Chilli

If you want, you can also add sour cream and lemon juice or vinegar, according to your preferences.

Best Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe-Served in Bowl With Chilli

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Best Creamy Chicken Soup recipe

Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: best creamy chicken soup, best creamy chicken soup recipe, creamy chicken soup, creamy chicken soup recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8 portions
Author: Timea
If you want to enjoy a restorative and delicious soup, I recommend the best creamy chicken soup recipe, with sour cream and garlic, a delight. I’ll show you from scratch, how to cook one of the most famous recipes in Romania.
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Ingredients

  • 1 kg whole chicken
  • 300 g carrots
  • 100 g parsley root
  • 150 g cellery root
  • 1 piece onion medium size
  • 1/2 piece red bell pepper
  • 300 ml sour cream
  • 4 pieces egg yolks
  • 5 pieces garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorn
  • 2 pieces bay leafs
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 piece lemon juice

Instructions

  • We start with the chicken, which we cut into pieces. We will use all parts of the chicken, both the chest and thighs and the wings and back of the chicken.
  • We wash the vegetables and peel them, but we leave them whole, so we will boil them.
  • Place the chicken pieces in a soup pot. Add two bay leaves, a teaspoon of peppercorns and a tablespoon of salt, then fill the pot with cold water and bring to a boil.
  • After it boils, reduces the heat to low and cook for about 15 minutes. With a whisk, gather the resulting foam from the soup to make it clearer. Add the whole vegetables, which we cook together with the meat, over medium to low heat. Boil everything for about 45 minutes, until the meat comes off the bones.
  • After they have boiled, take out all the meat and vegetables in a bowl, and let them cool a bit. After the meat has cooled a bit, detach it from the bones and chopped it. From the vegetables, we will use only the carrots, which we cut into cubes.
  • Prepare four egg yolks in a bowl. On top, grate or press, 4-5 cloves of garlic. Mix well until you get a paste, then add sour cream and mix well again. Stir further until you get a homogeneous cream.
  • Bring the thickening cream to the soup temperature. For this, pour over the cream two ladles of hot soup and mix. Pour another 2-3 tablespoons of soup over the cream, mix, and pour everything back into the pot. Season with sea salt, to taste, a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and lemon juice.
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