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Rosol (Polish Chicken Soup)

This is a traditional Polish chicken soup recipe that's really good on a cold day or when you aren't feeling great.


  • 600g chicken (I recommend bone-in chicken thighs)
  • 1 carrot
  • Roughly 20cm of leek
  • Parsley root - Hard to find in the UK so I sometimes use parsnip as an alternative
  • Celery root
  • Ground pepper
  • Vegeta spice (vegetable spice, found in Polish sections of shops) - Use salt or vegetable bouillon as an alternative


  1. Fill a saucepan with 2.5L of water and add the chicken whilst it's still cold. Turn on the heat to high.
  2. As the chicken begins to cook you will notice some foam forming on top of the water. You need to remove this or the soup will get cloudy.
  3. After a while the foam will stop forming. At this point you should add the vegetables, vegeta spice/alternative, and ground pepper.
  4. Reduce to a low temperature and simmer for 1 and a half hours.
  5. Once it is ready use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken. Some people also remove the vegetables, others leave it in. It's personal preference.
  6. Rather than wasting the chicken I like to shred it and use it as a sandwich filler.