While it may seem like I only dine out, my bank account just couldn’t keep up. After a lot of eating out, there comes a time when my soul just craves some home cooking.

I’ve received quite a few amazing cookbooks over the past few months, and thought it was time to actually cook something using one of the recipes.


Because I wanted something that was healthy, kind of a detox, and somewhat easy, I chose to make the ‘One Pot Chicken Soup’ from Kim Kushner’s new cookbook, ‘the new kosher‘. I’ve never made chicken soup from scratch, and always thought it would be a long process. Well, this recipe couldn’t be easier!

Recipe based on the new kosher, tweaked to my taste-buds.


1 large bone-in, skin on chicken breast

1 yellow onion, cut into chunks

1 fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, and cut into chunks

1/2 bunch fresh dill, roughly chopped

5 whole garlic cloves

1in cube of peeled ginger

Splash of white wine

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Juice of half a lemon


  1. In a large pot, combine the chicken, onions, fennel, dill, garlic, ginger, wine, and season with salt and pepper. Add enough cold water to cover. Place over high heat and bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are very tender (about 1.5hours)


  1. Remove the chicken from the pot. When cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones, discarding the skin and bones, and shred the meat. Set aside.
  2. Remove the veggies and save in a separate bowl for later.
  3. Taste the remaining broth, season to taste with more salt/pepper and lemon juice.
  4. Add the chicken back to the pot and let simmer on very low until ready to serve
  5. To serve, add some of the reserved veggies (if you like) to your soup bowl, and ladle the soup with chicken on top. Add some fresh sprigs of dill to make it pretty.


For some variations, you could add egg noodles or use the chicken stock as a base for any other dish!

This recipe made about 8-10 cups of soup, and was even better the next day!

Thanks so much to Kim Kushner for the book, as well as for the inspiration for this soup. It was my first time making chicken soup from scratch and definitely won’t be my last!


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