Canja - Portuguese Chicken Soup


Half a chicken and giblets such as the heart, liver and gizzard

2 liters water

one or half cube chicken stock (according to taste)

one whole onion

100g rice or mini pasta

Place the water in a large saucepan and add the chicken, giblets, the whole onion and stock cube. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for about one hour. Remove the chicken, giblets and the onion. Add the rice (or pasta) and simmer until these this is cooked.

Some people like to shred some of the boiled chicken and add that to the soup as well but that is not the portuguese way to make canja.

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