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This is a quick soup with a delicate chicken flavour.
Pressure cooking is easy and fast. Read the manual and observe the safety rules. For soup making you need a large pressure cooker.

3 pieces of chicken*
2 carrots, peeled
1 onion, quartered
2 parsnips, peeled
1/3 celery root (when available)
fresh parsley
1 bay leaf
1 tsp peppercorns
1 small peace of peeled fresh ginger root

• Place the carrots, onions, parsnip, parsley, celery root, bay leaf, peppercorns and ginger root in the bottom of a pressure cooker.
• Add the chicken pieces and salt.
• Pour in the water. Make sure the water is well under the waterline; this is marked on your cooker.
• Lock the lid and set over high heat to bring the pressure up.
• Adjust the heat to maintain medium pressure and cook for 20 minutes.
• Remove from heat and let the pressure cooker sit for 5 minutes.
• Take the cooker to the sink and run very cold water on the top.
• When the valve lowers with a sigh it is safe to lift the lid.
• Take out the chicken, clean it up for serving and set aside.
• Take out the carrots, parsnip and celery root and set aside.
• Pour the broth through a fine sieve into a clean pot.
• Discard contents of the sieve.
• Spoon off most of the fat and discard.
• Add your choice of already COOKED dumplings or soup pasta.
• Add the chicken and the vegetables back into the soup.
• Bring the soup to a boil and serve.
Serves 4

*Use one whole leg and half a breast or a corresponding quantity of chicken meat from gizzards, wings, backs or other leftover chicken trimmings, or a RAW carcass of a chicken with some meat left on the bones. But do not use cooked chicken or the bones of cooked chicken – you can’t make a soup from those things only pig slop.

Note: Pressure cookers that require rubber rings are unreliable and having to continually replace the rings are both time and money wasters. It is well worth investing in a good pressure cooker that requires no rubber rings. Mine is a Lagostina and I have been using it for 16 years. Canadian Tire has them on sale twice a year; keep an eye on their flier.




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