Caldo de Gallina (Peruvian Hen Soup)

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30 July 2017, Comments: Comments Off on Caldo de Gallina (Peruvian Hen Soup)


6 qt. cold water 1 (6-lb.) roasting hen, quartered 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 celery stalks, trimmed and chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 large leek, washed and chopped 1 (1-in.) piece ginger, peeled and minced 6 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and finely chopped 8 ounces dried egg noodles (such as kluski) 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives 1 fresh red Fresno chile, thinly sliced 10 fresh lime quarters

How to Make It
Step 1
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 hours, skimming froth from surface as necessary. (Add cold water as necessary if soup reduces too much during simmering.)
Step 2
Remove chicken quarters from pan with tongs; place quarters on a plate. Cool 10 minutes. Pull meat from bones, shredding into bite-size pieces. Discard skin.
Step 3
Add potatoes to pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high; cook 10 minutes. Stir in egg noodles; cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender and noodles are al dente. Stir in shredded chicken and salt. Top each serving with cilantro, chives, and chile; serve with lime.