Take the chicken apart. Take the skin of if desired but cook it with the meat as fat under the skin is essential for the flavor of the soup.
Add the rest of the broth ingredients. Optionally, the tomato can be cut into four if desired.
Fill the pot up with water. The more water we use, the more ingredients we have to add for a flavorful soup. Never add water at the end of the cooking process!
Place the lid on and cook the meat ready on low heat. Young chickens generally don't need more than one hour of cooking. Older birds though, could require hours of simmering.
Add the rest of the vegetables to the soup then bring it to boil on high heat. When the soup starts to boil lower the heat and simmer it until the vegetables have the desired texture. The cooking time for vegetables varies but 10 minutes simmering should be plenty to cook them tender and still preserve some of their nutritientes.
Take it off heat and let it sit for at least 10 - 30 more minutes with the lid still on. It could be served immediately but it's scorching hot so not really recommended. When the dish is served as an only meal thin noodle like pasta is served in it to provide more energy on one go.
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