I subscribe to, and have been published in the magazine Angels on Earth. They usually put one recipe in each issue. One of those quarterly recipes called my name, because not only was it chicken soup, which I love, but it was shared by an Italian family. Its ingredients reminded me of something my own Italian family might make.
I’ve made this countless times since, and every time, it smells and feels like home. Below is my modified version of the recipe.
Capizzi Chicken Soup
8 chicken legs, or 5 thighs with skin (I usually use the thighs)
2 cups celery, chopped
2 cups carrots, chopped
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1 cup tomato sauce (I use the 8oz hunts can or 1 cup of my homemade sauce if I have some on hand.)
1 cup chicken broth
garlic, chopped or minced to taste
ground pepper to taste
Salt – only if needed. (I add a little.)
oregano to taste
1 pound orzo noodles (or however much you like to use)
Grated parmesan or Romano cheese to taste
8 to 10 cups of water (whichever amount covers the chicken the best)
Heat water in large pot with the chicken. Bring to a boil.
Once boiling, lower heat and boil 30 minutes.
Skim chicken fat.
Add carrots, celery, bouillon cubes, minced garlic, tomato sauce, broth and seasonings.
Simmer 30 minutes.
Remove chicken and shred off bone.
Return meat to pot.
Cook the orzo in another pot.
Scoop orzo into a bowl and ladle soup over it.
Sprinkle with cheese.
22 thoughts on “Feels Like Home”
Soup is always good for whatever ails you.
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How quickly this turned around for your husband! It must have been the chicken soup that cured him…
Hey Kathy ~ Nothing is set up yet with a job, but he has 2 offers. Neither are as good as where he just left, but in this economic climate, one can’t be choosy. Thanks for stopping by. Always good to see you.
The soup looks delicious, and I’m glad to hear thing are looking up on the work front for your husband. Is there anyone who hasn’t been sick this winter?
This soup could heal a broken bone. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, JM.
Oh, I would love to have you make me some chicken soup, Lori. I’m glad to hear your husband is feeling better and that his prospects are looking brighter, too!
Any time, Ed. I enjoy cooking for people. Good to see you here.
They say that there is nothing the cure a cold like a chicken soup – I don’t think I ever had chicken soup – as an adult .. got it as kid. Not a soup maker neither – but I will save this recipe and I hope you dear husband will recover … soon. Everybody is down with flue and colds .. everywhere. Knock on wood – haven’t had a cold or flue for years, I blame my cod liver capsules for that. Give him a hug from me.
I’ll give him that hug from you, Viveka. Thanks for well wishes.
Thank you for sharing this recipe. More-so I like that you shared your personal notes on the variations and quantities, as that’s how I cook also. Soups like this are wonderful especially if you are unwell as they are light, flavoursome but still have substance. I’m happy the job front is looking positve, and you both enjoy the hiatus while you can.
Glad you like to this, EllaDee. Thank you so much for your nice comment. Blessings to you.
A cozy kitchen with good food always helps people feel better.
For sure, Anneli. Always good to “see” you. 🙂
Nothing says comfort better than a bowl of chicken soup. Or any kind of soup for that matter. Good luck to your husband on the next interview!
Once the spices are simmering in this soup, it’s like a vaporizer sending broth hugs into the air. Thanks for the good wishes. They are welcome.
Great. I would like to know more about the magazine Angels on Earth, if you do not mind.
Hey Linda. When I posted this, I couldn’t find a link for Angels on Earth. Since you asked, I checked back on the issues that I was published in. A little more info before you click, they are owned by Guideposts, the magazine founded by Norman Vincent Peale and the power of positive thinking. Angels on Earth has little stories that share coincidences of a person or an invisible force that somehow shaped a crisis situation into something better. I subscribe the old fashioned way, by getting a hard copy of the mag in through USPS. I love reading the short, short stories while on the treadmill or at the doctor’s office.
I have had angel visits and have many angel books. Have written my latest angel story (a true story) which I hope to submit to Woman’s World. It is not concise or “clean” enough as yet.
Angels on earth is very open with accepting submissions. However, the stories need to be quite short and they edit heavily. I have an angel story that I’ve been considering sharing on this blog. Although, it’s kind of personal so I’m not sure. Let me know how it goes when you submit yours. Would love to read it.
Mine is very personal so I haven’t decided whether I am going to submit it anywhere as yet. Will let you know if I do.
Good! 😉 xoM
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