Is there any single food associated with warmth, healing, and comfort more frequently than chicken soup? Moms, old wives, and the majority of culinary cultures around the world agree: Whether you're under the weather, battling the incoming winter chill, or simply feeling out of sorts, nothing else feels as restorative as a steaming bowl of the stuff.
During the latest cold snap, I decided to stray from the Campbell's route and prepare Sopa de Ajo, a Basque version of chicken soup. While the Basque recipe traditionally calls for day-old-bread to give the soup some textural heft, I substituted it with potatoes to make the recipe a bit heartier and more crockpot-friendly .Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker Recipes
This is the chicken soup of our collective childhood consciousness on steroids. Aside from the fact that it's perfumed with more than 40 cloves of garlic, pinches of saffron, cumin, cayenne, and paprika, it is topped with a poached egg, which, when pierced, leaks its golden yolk into the soup's depths. It's almost magical, and is virtually guaranteed to cure that cold of yours in no time at all.
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