Chicken legs may seem a little scary at first glance, but they make a very rich and nutritious soup. It is yellow in color and beautifully gel – a sign of good graduation.
Think about it: When you use the legs, you use the whole chicken well and don’t throw anything away. Isn’t waste reduction a positive thing?
The next time you make chicken soup empty, add the chicken legs. They enrich your soup and make it even sweeter.
How chicken leg soup supports health
Real chicken soup strengthens your immune system.
In traditional Chinese medicine, chicken broth nourishes Qi, stimulates blood flow, and improves fertility.
Chicken pox is healing and invigorating, which is ideal for recovery from disease, surgery or childbirth.
This infusion, rich in calcium and folate, contains small amounts of iron, copper, and zinc.
Condroitin and glucosamine are two other ingredients found in chicken broth that have been linked to joint support and arthritis supplements.
These two nutrients support healthy bones and joints, reduce arthritis pain, and help the body regenerate new cartilage and connective tissue. Due to their anti-inflammatory action, they help to reduce swelling and stiffness in the back.
Most chondroitin and glucosamine supplements are made from shark fins. At a time when many shark populations are at risk of fishing and the shark fin industry, good hours of boiled chicken soup will provide enough of these two things for your health and will never be expensive.
Collagen or gelatin in bone broth promotes healing of the gastrointestinal tract. If you have a runny or irritable bowel syndrome, this lining may swell permanently. In this case, chicken leg soup is a healing product that helps to normalize digestion and reduce intestinal pain and stomach cramps.
In addition to internal support, collagen helps to heal wounds on the body. Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis, so be sure to include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet, such as bell peppers.
According to the Chinese, bone marrow is the best food to strengthen the kidneys. Getting enough kidney Qi improves your sexual function and fertility, strengthens your blood, supports your brain, and improves the brightness and health of your skin, hair, bones and teeth.
When the kidneys are out of balance and the Qi is low, you feel nervous, depressed, tired and it takes a long time to recover.
Enrich your diet with jelly soup
If you do not like to eat the soup regularly but want the benefits of the soup, you can add a little lemon juice to the soup and cook the bones and legs for a few hours.
After cooling, place the soup in the refrigerator and let it harden. You can now add this jelly to soups, stews, stews, rhubarb or make a clear soup – a tonic after dinner.
How to make chicken leg soup
Chicken legs and vegetables are the basis for high-quality, gradual cooking. The final product is a collagen gel that can be added to a variety of foods.
- First you need to remove the skin from the feet. To do this, soak the feet in boiling water for 10 seconds, then immediately lower them into cold water. This hot bath relaxes the skin, leaving it peeling easily.
- Place the legs in a large saucepan and add any vegetables that add flavor to the soup. Carrots, celery, onions and garlic add flavor.
- Fill the pot with cold water and bring to a boil under low heat. Also add a little lemon juice or vinegar – this will help absorb the acidic substances into the water.
- Let the soup soak for about six hours.
- When the soup is ready, strain it and remove all the bones and vegetables from the liquid.
- Pour the liquid into small containers and store in the refrigerator.
- Make sure the soup is completely cool. When a good soup cools, it forms a jelly. This indicates the addition of essential nutrients such as collagen. You can now add this jelly to your diet.
High quality soup
Chicken legs are made up of cartilage, ligaments, and bones, which are an excellent part of chicken broth. Now that you are learning how to make quality soup and want to include it in your diet – remember: Chicken Soup is what you need!
Alexander Ivanov – Columnist and journalist for The Epoch Times, specializing in medical and health writing