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Overhead shot of a bowl of chicken soup with sour cream and garlic
Chicken Soup with Garlic and Sour Cream
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins

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.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: chicken soup
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 265 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1/2 turnip
  • 2 onions
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 200 ml sour cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  1. Place the chicken breasts into a large pan and add 1 litre of water and a pinch of salt.

  2. Bring to the boil.

  3. Peel and cut the onions, carrots, parsnip and turnip into big chunks.

  4. Skim off the foam from the chicken, then add the vegetables and cook everything until tender.

  5. Take the chicken breasts off the pan, allow to cool a bit, then shred them.

  6. The vegetables will also be removed and chopped into small cubes.

  7. 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.

  8. Now, the liquid obtained can go into the pan with the chicken broth. The shredded chicken and chopped vegetables can go back too.

  9. Bring the soup to a boil, season with salt, pepper and mince 4 garlic cloves and add to the pan together with lemon juice.

  10. In goes the chopped parsley, remove the soup from the heat and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Soup with Garlic and Sour Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 756mg32%
Potassium 674mg19%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 5625IU113%
Vitamin C 19.5mg24%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.