Chicken Broth

Bruoru ri iaddina

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 quarts

    of broth
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

  • About

Chicken broth is served clear with pastina, fine egg noodles homemade or purchased, or rice. I generally use dried Italian porcini, but any type of dried mushrooms will do. Ricotta and grated cheese are served at the table and are added to the chicken soup according to one’s taste. The ricotta makes the chicken soup deliciously creamy.


  • 2 to 3 pounds chicken
  • 10 sprigs fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley with stems (if not available omit)
  • 1</


Bring 10 cups water to the boil. Add the chicken, bring back to the boil, skim the surface, and add parsley, leek, dried mushrooms, peppercorns, and salt. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 1½ hours or until tender.

Take the chicken out of the broth, cool, and bone. Reserve the chicken meat for another use. Strain the broth, cover, and refrigerate. When ready to use, remove the harden