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  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken
  • 1 parsnip, sliced
  • 1 turnip, quartered
  • 2 carrots, quartered
  • 2 stalks celery, quartered
  • 1 leek, quartered
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • salt and pepper to taste


Place chicken, parsnip, turnip, carrots, celery, leek, onion, parsley and dill in an 8 quart stock pot; cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover, and simmer for 2 hours.

Remove whole chicken from soup, tear meat from bone, and set meat aside. Discard chicken bones, parsley and dill. Remove vegetables from stock pot. Using a food processor, puree vegetables and return to stock pot, along with chicken. Salt and pepper to taste.