If you’re looking looking for a quick soup to whip up then this is your recipe. Maybe you don’t feel well or just cold but we all know both circumstances call for chicken soup and fast. This is simple Arabic version is thickened with semolina with a touch of cardamom, both incredibly perfect. I used some leftover chicken I had in the fridge, Tazaj anyone?
4 cups of chicken stock
1/3 cup of fine semolina flour
1/2 teaspoon of cardamom
1 cup of cooked chicken, shredded
1 small onion, chopped fine
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Place the chicken stock in a saucepan. Add the onion and let it simmer for a few minutes. Place the semolina in a small bowl and add 1/3 cup of water, stirring the mixture with a spoon until smooth.
2. Add the semolina and cardamom to the soup, stirring for a few minutes till the semolina is soft. Add the chicken pieces, salt and pepper. Serve.
Yields: 2 servings
Adapted from Taste of Beruit