Rosół – chicken broth. How to make it home?


Rosół is a traditional Polish soup, loved by children and adults. The broth is most often served on the Sunday table. It is an aromatic, clear soup served with noodles, chopped, cooked carrots and pieces of meat. Additionally, you can sprinkle it with chopped parsley or chives.


  • 1 chicken weighing about 1.2-1.5 kg (or chicken parts with bones e.g. legs, wings, body)
  • 3 litres of water
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 parsley root
  • approx. ¼ of celery root
  • 1 onion
  • piece of time
  • a few sprigs of parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 grains of allspice
  • approx. 10 grains of black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • a sprig of fresh lovage (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • noodle (c.a 50g/person)


“Rosół” is one of the easiest polish soup to prepare
  1. Cut the chicken into pieces. Clean, cut off excess fat and rump. Rinse, transfer to a pot and pour 3 litres of cold water. Bring to a boil.
  2. In the meantime, prepare vegetables: Wash carrots, parsley, celery, leeks, sprigs of parsley and lovage. Peel and cut carrots, parsley and celery. Peel the onion. Rinse the onion peels. (They will add colour soup). Burn the onion (e.g. stick it on a fork and burn it over a gas burner, either using the Crème brûlée burner, or by putting the onion in the oven with the grill function set, or like me: cut the onion in half and bake in a dry pan, placing it cut down ).
  3. After boiling, scum will form (white-grey foam), which must be collected with a slotted spoon, a strainer or a regular spoon.
  4. Put carrots, parsley, celery, leeks, tanned onion with shells, bay leaves, allspice, and peppercorns in the pot. Reduce the burner temperature to low (so that the water only blinks slightly), cover the pot with a lid, leaving a small gap and cook for 1 hour.
  5. After an hour of cooking, add salt, parsley and lovage. Continue to cook for 30 minutes.
  6. Check the taste of the broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Take the carrot from the broth. Cut into slices or cubes.
  8. Serve the broth with cooked noodles, chopped carrots, pieces of chicken meat and freshly chopped parsley or chives.


Check also: Żurek – how to make it home.