There is one thing and one thing ONLY that can make a cold go away quickly.
It can’t be purchased at any normal store, nor is it a quick fix… but I promise. It works.
It’s something that goes back generations, and I can guarantee you that most Jewish women have a pot that’s specifically designed to make their “penicillin”.
This, my friends, is Jewish Penicillin… a.k.a. chicken soup. A Childhood memory, comfort food with amazing healing powers.
- Place skinned chicken into a large pot with the breast side down. Fill with enough cold water to reach about 3 inches from the top of the pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Skim off any foam that comes to the top. Reduce heat to medium.
- Add the onion, carrot, parsnip, sweet potato, celery and dill. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, and cook, partially covered for 2 hours. Do not let the soup boil. Partially cover, and simmer for another 2 hours for best flavor.
- Remove chicken from the pot, using a large slotted spoon. Set aside to cool, until able to handle. Remove chicken from the bones and cut into bite sized pieces. Return to the pot.
- May be served as is, or with your favorite noodles or rice, I like to use brown rice fussili.
* To skin a chicken: