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Hungarian chicken soup

Authentic Hungarian Chicken Soup Recipe

Lori Walker, MS, RD
Looking for the Hungarian chicken soup recipe? If yes, you’re in the right place. We’ve shared here the authentic Hungarian chicken soup recipe that tastes delicious and is easy to follow. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Soup
Cuisine Hungarian Cuisine
Servings 12 people
Calories 324 kcal


  • 1 Soup pot (large)
  • 2 Saucepan
  • 1 knife
  • 1 sieve


  • 4 pcs carrots (organic)
  • 2-3 organic celery ribs
  • 1 small slice of Hungarian pepper
  • 2 tbsp Himalayan salt
  • 450 g package thin noodles
  • 1 whole hen chicken (4-5 lb)
  • 3 whole parsley root
  • 3-4 ltr water
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 handful parsley greens
  • 1 tsp peppercorns


  • First, start with the vegetables. Slice the carrots, celery ribs and parsley roots individually, then place them in separate bowls.
  • After that, chop the parsley greens loosely. And cut the onion in half, leaving it unsliced or chopped.
  • Cut the chicken into pieces. Wash them thoroughly. Then, add them to a large soup pot with water.
  • Let the chicken boil until it is cooked through. It has been cooked if the chicken is white on the inside and outside.
  • Once the chicken is boiled, add carrots, parsley root or parsnip, celery, onion, pepper, and parsley greens to the same pot. Season with salt and peppercorns.
  • Gently boil for 1 and 1/2 hours. By this time, the chicken and vegetables should be soft and tender. Plus, a gentle aroma should fill your kitchen.
  • Remove the chicken onto a plate and strain the vegetables and liquid into two separate bowls.
  • Take another pot, and fill it with water until it’s 3/4 full. When the water comes to a boil, add 1 teaspoon of salt and then add the noodles. Follow the instructions on the noodle package. In the case of homemade noodles, boil water with some salt. Once the noodles rise to the top of the pot, remove them with a sieve. Rinse them in cold water afterward, and it can prevent sticking.
  • Add the noodles to the liquid.
  • Your homemade Hungarian chicken soup is ready to serve. Serve in bowls and enjoy!
  • This soup is best when enjoyed with some bread on the side. Enjoy!



  1. Use chicken thighs for the most flavorful and tender chicken. You can use chicken breasts if you prefer, but they will be less juicy and flavorful.
  2. To make the soup more hearty, you can also add dumplings. Just be sure to cook them separately before adding them to the soup so they don’t absorb all the broth.
  3. Garnish with fresh parsley leaves before serving for a pop of color and flavor.
  4. You can also add parsnip for a sweet flavor.
  5. If you want a thinner soup, use less broth or water. For a thicker soup, add more vegetables or cook the noodles separately and add them at the end.
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