Chicken & Greens savory soup

Recipes are always being changed throughout our lives, we always have 
the basics of everything, but sometimes we find new ingredients to add to old recipes or classic recipes.  It’s a beautiful thing to keep old classic recipes handed down by moms and granmas.  And we only hope that our future generation ahead of us with learn them and pass them on.

When it comes to soup, Chicken soup is my all time favorite classic.  It’s been said that Chicken soup has many healing properties to the common cold and mothers and grandmothers swear by it.  Chicken Noodle soup, chicken tortilla soup, cream of chicken soup, chicken wonton soup, the list goes on. 

This soup is a perfect compliment to add to your dinner as a side soup or you can make it into a meal.


4 chicken thighs (cut into cubes) Put the bones into the soup
6 large garlic cloves smashed
4 slices ginger ( smash )
3 tablespoons of chicken stock powder or 1 can of chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
9 cups of distilled water
1 head of collard greens or swiss chard, cut them lengthwise and tear apart so they are bite size
** or you can use chinese mustards, which is my favorite ** Use this if you have an asian store around your house.
Large deep pot
Dipping sauce for your soup, yes sauce for your soup!
5 tablespoons of vietnamese fish sauce
3 thai chili pepper, mortared into the fish sauce
2 teaspoons of water
dash of sugar


Boil the water for about 10 minutes on high with the garlic, ginger and broth , then put the chicken into the pot.  Let it cook for about 20 minutes on medium, after 20 minutes toss in your greens into the pot then let it cook for  another 30 minutes on medium.  If you like your greens soft, then cook it for a bit longer, if you like it more firm and crispy, let it cook for only 30 minutes.

You can serve this as a side dish as part of your main dish, or you can make it into a meal and serve it with steamed white rice.  

How do you use sauce for your soup? Well we eat this soup with rice and we add the sauce to the vegetables when we take a bite.  It ads so much flavor, I can’t have it without it.  
*** If you like pork, you can do the exact same recipe, but use pork riblets and cut them in squares. (this is yummy cause the pork has a lot more flavor )

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