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Chicken Soup with Garlic and Sour Cream

Chicken Soup with Garlic and Sour Cream, or the Romanian "ciorba Radauteana", a fantastic soup that makes a great natural remedy against cold and flu. Soothing, healthy and so delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 265kcal


  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 parsnip
  • ½ turnip
  • 2 onions
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 200 ml sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Place the chicken breasts into a large pan and add 1 litre of water and a pinch of salt.
  • Bring to the boil.
  • Peel and cut the onions, carrots, parsnip and turnip into big chunks.
  • Skim off the foam from the chicken, then add the vegetables and cook everything until tender.
  • Take the chicken breasts off the pan, allow to cool a bit, then shred them.
  • The vegetables will also be removed and chopped into small cubes.
  • In a bowl, mix the sour cream and eggs into a smooth paste, then add a ladle of the hot chicken broth and whisk well. Add a few more ladles, one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Make sure the sour cream and egg are at room temperature before adding to the soup.
  • Now, the liquid obtained can go into the pan with the chicken broth. The shredded chicken and chopped vegetables can go back too.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, season with salt, pepper and mince 4 garlic cloves and add to the pan together with lemon juice.
  • In goes the chopped parsley, remove the soup from the heat and serve hot.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 756mg | Potassium: 674mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5625IU | Vitamin C: 19.5mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1.3mg