Mama's Chicken Soup

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4poundchicken (cut into 8 pieces)
4quartcold water
4 carrots (peeled and cut into chunks)
3 celery stalks (cut into chunks)
2mediumonions (cut into chunks)
  salt (to taste)
  pepper (to taste)


Rinse the chicken under cold running water. Place all the ingredients in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, or until the chicken meat falls off the bones, stirring occasionally.


Suggested variations include any combination or change in the amount of vegetables, or using other vegetables and flavorings such as parsnips, parsley, dill, garlic cloves or white pepper (instead of black pepper). You can also strain the soup for a clear chicken broth.

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