Czech Chicken and Vegetable Broth Soup

wash and peel the following:
one whole onion, two large carrots, cut into three pieces each, one parsnip or other root vegetables, two or three raw chicken wings or drumsticks, one potato (optional), two stalks of celery (optional.)

This would make a large pot of soup – have enough so that it fills 1/3 – 1/2 of the pot, then fill the pot almost to the top with water (enough so that it doesn’t spill out while bubbling and boiling.) The water is to be cold. Add 10-20 whole pimento/allspice herb balls (they look like pepper,) two or three bayleaves, two teaspoons of salt and two tablespoons of vegetable stock or vegetable salt (vegeta/ telofix) or more salt.

Cover the pot with a lid and put it on the stove on high for 10-15 minutes until it is boiling, then reduce the heat so it continues bubbling/ boiling with the lid on

Cooking time: 1 hour.

If you buy a whole chicken, you can at the same time, with the same cooking time, bake the chicken with this Czech Roast Chicken recipe.