Portuguese Cuisine – É Canja ! (Portuguese Chicken Soup)

I made some of this yesterday. Without the chicken feet. See if you feel like it seems easy to make.

The Portugal Years

Have you ever said, “It’s easy as pie.”? If you’ve ever made a pie from scratch, you know it isn’t as easy as it sounds. The Portuguese saying is, “É canja!” It’s as easy as making chicken soup. I think making chicken soup is much easier than making a pie from scratch (let alone one made from flour, shortening, and all the rest). It does, however, take time to do it right. This is not a microwave recipe. But it is good. Additionally, a popular proverb states: “Cautela e caldos de galinha nunca fizeram mal a ninguem.” (“Caution and chicken broth never did anyone harm.”) This is a basic recipe. Most cooks have their own signature touches they put in their Canja.

1 large stewing hen (You can make chicken soup with a fryer, but it does not come close to the rich flavor of a…

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