Hello again, dear readers. In this review, our attention will be focused on the first course. Cooking pickle with chicken. Soups in principle - dishes are very controversial. Many love them, others consider them strange and even useless. But there are many more of the former, and therefore soups are popular, and in some countries they are even elevated to a cult. We meet national first courses everywhere from Hungary to Nicaragua and Guatemala.
First courses were not spared in the national cuisines of the peoples of the former USSR: borscht of different colors and tastes, cabbage soup, hodgepodges, pickles and others are not just eaten, they are loved by many thousands of our compatriots. Pickle soup with chicken and its recipe is just another confirmation of how multifaceted first courses can be. Just imagine that only pickle can be cooked with rice and pearl barley, with chicken and pork, beef and even lamb. And most likely all these will be different dishes. Don't believe? And we will prove it to you. But first, a few words about history.
First of all, it must be stated that pickle is a primordially Russian dish. True, before pickle was called not quite what today we know as soup. In Gogol's time, pickle was a pie made from chicken and buckwheat porridge, which was poured with pickles and sprinkled with chopped eggs. Pickle in Russia is generally a separate issue. But the name of the brine is most closely connected with the brine, or rather comes from it. Brine is a mixture of water and salt in which vegetables and even fruits have been soaked. But the brine itself, as already understood, did not disappear.
The addiction to brines has acquired an unprecedented scope. Pear, cherry, apple and other varieties were absorbed at an industrial pace. Porridge was poured with brine, washed down with a hangover, added to pies and, of course, as we do today, to soups. True, cucumber pickles were most often added to soups, but sometimes they also took beetroot for cold. Often they were even called by the name of the brine - pickles and beetroots. We have prepared one of these options for you today. We decided to cook pickle soup with chicken and pearl barley. Go ahead, friends.
Soups are a good thing in my opinion. Any stomach will rejoice at such a warm and tasty dish. And what's great is that it can be cooked to any taste. If you want, cook pickle soup with rice and chicken. If you want - use any other cereal or meat. It will turn out really well. And the pickle in the refrigerator is a guarantee that there is always something to eat and you can cook it for the future. Isn't it lovely? Do you like first courses? What are your favorites? How do you prepare them? Tell us, we're interested. Your HozOboz!