Rosol is a traditional Polish Chicken Soup. It's usually served on Sundays and for special occasions (like weddings, christenings, etc). It's also a traditional remedy for anyone who feels under the weather, as it's believed to have 'healing power.' The chicken broth is super clear and it's poured over the noodles with some chopped carrots, parsley, and pieces of chicken sprinkled in. Read more to learn how to achieve the superior taste and clarity of Polish Chicken Soup.
5Chicken drumsticksor other chicken parts on the bone
1Small piece of beef bone
4Carrotslarge or 5 small
1Parsniplarge or 2 small
1/4headCabbage either savoy or green
6springsParsleyplus more for serving
1tbspApple Cider Vinegar
Salt and Pepperto taste
1/2lbsThin noodlescooked according to instructions
Gather all your vegetables. Peel carrots, parsnip, and celery. Clean and trim your leek and wash your parsley. Heat up a skillet and add unpeeled onions in to get some burn marks.
Place chicken pieces, beef bone, allspice, and bay leaves into a large pot.
Add vegetables and fill the pot with water. Add vinegar and about 1-2 tablespoons of salt (you will finish seasoning once the broth is cooked)
Set it on medium to low heat. Do not boil it! Let it simmer for two hours. A few times during the cooking, skim off anything that accumulates on the surface.
Check for seasoning, add salt and pepper to your liking or chicken cubes, magi or Vegeta (see recipe notes).
Boil the noodles separately, according to instructions. Once cooked, rinse with cold water to remove starch. Add noodles to a bowl.
Remove a carrot and piece of chicken from the broth, cut it up and add it to your bowl. Ladle the broth into your bowl; first letting it pass through a meshed strainer. Add chopped parsley and serve. Enjoy!
This is optional for seasoning: chicken broth cubes, "Magi" (popular in Europe and South America) or "Vegeta" type of seasoning (Vegeta is very popular in Europe and I see it in stores in the US now too). But again all of these are optional to enhance the flavor but are not required. *See our Nutritional Disclaimer here.