Chicken Walnut Soup (Qull Pule me Arra)

Chicken Walnut Soup (Qull Pule me Arra)


  • whole chicken
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For paprika sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


Place whole chicken in a large pot and add enough water to cover it. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pot and place it to a roasting pan. Butter all over and season with salt and pepper. Slide the pan in a preheated oven at 400 F. Bake the chicken for about 15 – 20 minutes or until fully cooked.

After your chicken is roasted, transfer to a cutting board and allow 10-15 minutes before carvings.

Reserve the chicken broth into the pot. Meanwhile in a food processor chop walnuts and garlic together into small chunks. Put them aside.

Melt the butter in a deep saucepan over low heat. Add the flour and stir to combine to make a roux. Cook in low flame and whisk constantly until the roux gets a reddish-brown color. Gradually add the reserved chicken broth to the roux whisking continuously. Pour white wine , walnut chunks with garlic, tomato paste and salt. Stir to combine, reduce heat to low and cook slowly until the sauce gets a reddish-brown color and has a nutty flavor. In a small pan melt butter with paprika for 30 seconds. Pour paprika sauce on the top of chicken soup and serve with toasted or rustic bread.

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