Nona's Chicken Soup


1 Whole Chicken, cut up
1 Large Onion , chopped
5 – 6 Garlic Cloves, sliced
6 – 8 Carrots, sliced
6 – 8 Celery Ribs, sliced
1 Cup Parsley, chopped
1 Bay Leaf
Salt & Pepper
1 Tablespoon Tomato Sauce


Lay Chicken in the bottom of a large soup pan. Season with salt and pepper, add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer until done, 20 to 30 min. Remove chicken and set aside. When cool enough to handle remove chicken from the bone and into bite size pieces. Add vegetables to cooking water, season to taste. Cook until carrots are tender. Add tablespoon of tomato sauce. Add chicken back to pot. Serve with grated cheese.