|Preparation time||10 min|
|Cooking Time||40 min|
|Ready In||50 min|
|Level of Difficulty||Very Easy|
Canja de galinha is a traditional chicken soup dish from Portugal. It is usually made with chicken broth, chicken meat, rice, carrots, onions, garlic, and sometimes celery and parsley.
The dish is commonly served as a comfort food, especially during cold weather or when someone is feeling sick. It is believed to have healing properties and is often given to someone who is feeling unwell, as it is easy to digest and provides important nutrients and hydration.
To make canja de galinha, the chicken is typically boiled in water until it is cooked through, and the resulting broth is used as the base for the soup. The chicken meat is then shredded and added back into the soup, along with the rice and vegetables. The soup is simmered until the rice is cooked and the vegetables are tender.
Canja de galinha is often seasoned with salt and pepper to taste and may be garnished with fresh parsley. Some variations of the dish may include other ingredients, such as lemon juice or egg yolks, for added flavor and nutrition.
- Cook the chicken in the water with salt, onion, parsley and the piece of sausage.
- When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan and add the pasta.
- Shred the chicken and when the pasta is cooked, add it to the pan with the pasta.
- Turn off the stove, add mint leaves (to taste) and serve.