Chicken borscht

    2 hours

    This is a hearty chicken soup that makes a great meal. The grated beetroot and carrots add a mild sweetness. Serve with some crusty bread. And the leftovers are even better the next day.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1kg skinless chicken thighs
    • 2L chicken stock
    • 900g potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
    • 450g chopped tomatoes (not drained)
    • 3 large beetroots, peeled and grated
    • 1 large carrot, grated
    • 140g grated cabbage
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 1 bay leaf
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Place chicken thighs in the chicken stock in a large pot. Bring to the boil over medium heat; cover and simmer until the chicken thighs are no longer pink at the bone, about 20 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside to cool. Stir in the potatoes, tomatoes, beetroot, carrot, cabbage, onion, garlic, red wine vinegar, tomato puree and bay leaf. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, use a fork to remove the chicken and discard the bones. Add chicken to the soup and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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    Excellent! I've never made borscht before but this was great! I substituted chicken breasts for the chicken thighs and then shredded them.  -  13 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was delicious. It was hearty and aesthetically looked great too. I modified a few things- I used bagged cole slaw for the cabbage and used beets I had prepped & frozen previously, which sped up the process. I also substituted red wine for the red wine vinegar. This soup has a delicious flavor! Even my husband, the self proclaimed non-vegetable eater, went back for seconds!  -  07 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great! All in my family liked it... even asked for seconds. Thanks!  -  19 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)