Sunday, 27 October 2013

Canja de galinha

Canja de galinha, or simply canja, is a popular chicken soup of Portuguese cuisine. The Portuguese term galinha means "hen".

The basic ingredients include chicken, rice or massa pevide. Common flavoring ingredients are olive oil, mint, salt and pepper. It is sometimes accompanied by slices of Portuguese broa bread on the side for dipping.

Canja de galinha is usually consumed by Portuguese people when they have a cold. In Portugal, canja de galinha is widely believed to help a person overcome colds, digestive problems, and other mild forms of sickness.

Since canja de galinha is very simple and light, it is often consumed before a main course meal as well as a late supper.


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