Algerian Food – Chicken Soup

Algerian Food - Chicken Soup

Algerian Food – Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup, a comforting and timeless dish, holds a special place in Algerian cuisine. While chicken soup is a global culinary phenomenon, the Algerian rendition is characterized by a unique blend of North African flavors and cultural influences.
This classic dish has been cherished in Algerian households for generations, often served during cold seasons, as a remedy for ailments, or as a heartwarming meal to bring families together. The preparation of Algerian Chicken Soup reflects the country's rich history, with influences from Berber, Arab, and French culinary traditions.
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Algerian
Servings 4 People
Calories 120 kcal


  • 1 whole chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup vermicelli or small pasta
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • Preparing the Base
  • Sauté Onion and Chicken:
  • In a large pot, heat vegetable oil and sauté chopped onions until translucent.
  • Add chicken pieces, browning them on all sides.
  • Add Spices:
  • Incorporate ground ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir well to coat the chicken with the spices.
  • Create the Broth:
  • Pour enough water to cover the chicken and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and let it simmer until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Cooking Steps
  • Add Vegetables and Vermicelli:
  • Introduce diced carrots, potatoes, zucchini, and celery. Allow them to cook until tender.
  • Add vermicelli or small pasta, letting it cook until done.
  • Adjust Seasoning:
  • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  • Serve Hot:
  • Ladle Algerian Chicken Soup into bowls, garnish with fresh parsley, and serve hot with lemon wedges on the side.
Keyword Algerian Cuisine, Algerian Food, Algerian Recipes, Chicken Soup

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