One-Hour Chicken Soup and Attempted Murder - A New York Crime Story and Recipe from Cleo Coyle

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Can chicken soup heal a gunshot wound? No, but it did play an important healing role in a famous NYC attempted murder. And more importantly for you...

The science is in. Properties in chicken soup appear to relieve cold and flu symptoms better than over the counter medications.
(source - New York Times, health/science).

Click here or on the Read More link below to learn more about chicken soup's healing properties and its role in a famous NYC shooting and shocking attempted murder.

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"The bottom line is," says Dr. Patty Quinlisk, medical director of the Iowa Department of Public Health, "our grandmothers were probably right and chicken soup really does work for the cold and flu."


Researchers "looked at people who had these viral illnesses and, believe it or not, gave some of them chicken soup and didn’t give some of them chicken soup and watched which group did better. The chicken soup-eating group did better and got well faster and felt better..."

Frankly, I didn't need to read the scientific research to know homemade chicken soup has healing powers. By the time I slurp down a single bowl of the stuff, I begin feeling relief from a stuffy nose or sore throat. When my husband caught the flu one year (thanks to me), I felt terribly guilty and was only too happy to bring him a bowl of my chicken soup. I swear, I barely made it back to the kitchen before I heard him crying out from the bedroom: "This is great! It's helping! It's helping!"


Another famous
New Yorker who loves
chicken soup: Curtis Sliwa

Local NY radio and television commentator Curtis Sliwa is also the world-famous founder of the Guardian Angels organization. 

In the summer of 1992, Sliwa was nearly shot to death in the back of a stolen cab by gunmen who picked him up on the Lower East Side with intentions to assassinate him. 



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Curtis Sliwa survived the shooting (hear his account of it at this link). As he healed from his wounds, the owner of the 2nd Avenue Deli, a legendary Jewish deli here in NYC, sent him chicken soup every day. Sliwa credits this "Jewish penicillin" for helping him recover, and he even repaid the favor by agreeing to represent the Lower East Side in a worldwide pickle eating competition (but that's another story).


Cleo's beloved
Aunt Mary
Sliwa's elderly Aunt Mary also supplied him with her chicken soup. In fact, she became quite well known for simmering up her healing soup for ailing members of the Guardian Angels' organization. She would take hot servings of it right down to them in the subways of New York, where they patrolled. 

My own beloved Aunt Mary (pictured left) cooked up something very close to this soup for me when I was feeling poorly. My aunt was incredibly supportive through much of my life. I loved her very much and now that she's gone, I think of her as my guardian angel.

Whether you make this soup for yourself or someone you care about, I sincerely hope it brings you good feelings and good health!
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Guardian Angel
Chicken Soup

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa's Aunt Mary used a fairly common method for making her chicken soup. She threw the chicken and veggies into the pot and turned up the heat for about 4 hours. I prefer my method, which is done in one hour, and is just as healthy. Just be sure to 
use white meat chicken. Properties in the white meat are especially helpful for cold and flu sufferers; they also have anti-cancer properties--and that's why I specify using 1/2 of a whole split chicken breast. May you eat with joy and in good health! ~ Cleo

Makes about 2 quarts (about 6 servings)

Ingredients:

2 quarts (8 cups) cold water

4 cloves garlic, smashed

2 bay leaves

1/2 of a whole, split chicken breast,  
      bone in, skin on (pictured right)

1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped
  (about 1 cup)


5 to 6 ribs of celery, chopped (about 2 cups)

4 peeled carrots, chopped (about 2 cups)

2 envelopes of Goya's Sazon without Annatto (or see my note below for other options)**

Finishing salt (such as French Grey or another coarse sea salt)


**Note: This soup will be bland without seasonings. Although Goya Sazon is my favorite, you can substitute 2 bouillon cubes combined with a spice blend that includes onion and garlic powders and ground black or white pepper. Certainly, add any other herbs or spices that you enjoy (e.g. cumin, paprika, thyme, rosemary).



DIRECTIONS: 

Step 1: Pour the cold water into the pot. Throw in the smashed garlic and bay leaves. Bring the water to a brisk boil. Place the chicken into the pot, skin side down. (The meaty part of the breast should be submerged in the water.) Boil uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes or until the meat is tender enough to come off the bone and be shredded with two forks. The water in your pot will boil down during this process. Add in fresh water to replace the water lost, but do not add more water after this step.

Step 2: When the chicken is cooked enough, remove it from the pot. Add the chopped vegetables, and seasoning (Goya Sazon or 2 bouillon cubes and your own spice mix), and boil for another 10 minutes. While veggies are cooking, remove the skin from the breast and the meat from the bone and shred the breast meat. 

Step 3: When the carrots are fork-tender (10 minutes of cooking should do it), remove the bay leaves from the pot, and add the shredded chicken. If your split chicken breast was particularly large, hold back a bit of the chicken meat from the soup because you don't want to overload it. Add only enough to keep the ingredients balanced.(*Note: If you'd like to make this a chicken noodle soup, this is the point where you'd add your noodles and cook until they're soft.) Cook the soup for another 6 to 8 minutes and...eat with joy!












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52 comments :

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  2. I enjoy reading the Coffee House Mystery Newsletter which I forgot to mention in my comment on the Chocolate Bottom Banana Bars which still cracks me up. Thanks for making it easy to download your recipes in pdf with a link that works. I'll keep this version of chicken soup in mind for the next time a cold comes my way. So far, green tea, exercise, vitamins and sleep have been keeping me healthy.

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  28. Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter. I am going to try vegan chicken and see if this recipe will be just as yummy. And thanks for the other dairy free recipes!
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  29. Looking forward to making this soup. I love getting your "Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter"
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  34. After reading the "Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter," it reaffirmed my belief of the power of Chicken soup!! I don't need to be sick to enjoy a bowl of it, however. I just need to have a taste for a bowl of this golden liquid, and I start cooking a big pot of it, along with Kluski, or Polish noodles for the perfect garnish!! Thank you for the great giveaway!! Probe211@aol.com

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  36. I love to read the "Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter" nearly as much as your books! Such fun, and, holy smokes, a second chance to win a tote... and COFFEE?!? Thanks for the time and effort you guys put into your wonderful series. (facebook - Bernie Charles)

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    1. Congrats to you Becky (aka Bernie Charles),

      By now you know that you won the giveaway! Thanks to everyone for entering and stay tuned for my next giveaway, coming up on my next Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter!

      Until then, may you eat (and read) with joy...

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  37. Hi love your Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter and u can reach me at diamaz0912@gmail.com or 708-733-6325. Thank you

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  38. I should make up a batch and freeze it, instead I am always to sick to do anything but open a can when I need it. Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter - pat at irish84404@yahoo.com

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  39. No doubt about it - chicken soup cures lots of ails! Can't wait to try this new version. Nothing better than a Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter for today's news! marafran2003 at yahoo dot com

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  40. I believe it probably does help when sick, but I need a chicken soup with no chicken. : ). I'll have to enjoy the other recipes in Cleo's Coffeehouse Newsletter.

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  41. Went straight to this post since this soup is a must have recipe in all homes. Thanks for all your recipes and two excellent book series! Awesome to get your Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter in my Gmail! cynhaley@gmail.com

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  42. absolutely homemade chicken soup does a body good. really any homemade soup works for me because my mom adds that special ingredient - LOVE - in the making of it LOL! another great Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter in my inbox..always so entertaining. mardox@consolidated.net

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  43. Oh, I love chicken soup. I am sick with pneumonia right now, and this would totally hit the spot. Thank you for sharing such delicious recipes (along with delicious mysteries!). Another wonderful edition of the Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter in my inbox at brooke811 at ymail.com

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  44. Just signed up to receive the Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter today. Can't believe I hadn't done so before now. But that's okay, since either way it led me to this great sounding chicken soup recipe (among others). Thanks for the recipe and thanks for the chance to win. Blackfur1129@aol.com

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  45. Sounds like a super recipe from the Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter. Can't wait to try it. Thanks perrynana@gmail.com

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  46. I look forward to each new release of the Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter. Great recipes and always watching for the release of the Bogus Bookseller.

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  47. Thinking I need to try this recipe to make the hubby feel better. Thanks for the recipe and the give away. Ladygeena2004@gmail.com "Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter" Have a wonderful day!

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  48. Thanks for the Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter. It's great to get news and recipes from you and your husband. I follow you on Facebook. jhteague at me dot com

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  49. Heard about this nifty post from the Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter :)
    As a Vegan, I don't eat Chicken soup- most of my family LOVES it though! (half of our 8 children still eat meat). I'll agree with the properties of soup though... just make mine Veggie, lol!

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  50. Thanks to EVERYONE for your comments. Marc and I read every one, and we very much enjoyed hearing from you.

    The winner of the giveaway was "Becky" aka Bernie Charles. Congrats to her! And stay tuned for my fun, new giveaways, coming up in my next Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter!

    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
    “Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
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