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Soljanka is a Russian favorite. It's essentially a chicken soup (with the usual soup vegetables) however the various other ingredients like allspice, gherkins, dry white and yogurt all blend together fabulously to create an amazingly great taste.
Servings: 4
Calories: 482


  • 1 small chicken weighing 2 1/2 lbs
  • soup vegetables carrots, leeks, celery, etc.
  • 1 onion
  • 2 1/2 pt water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 1 1/4 lb white cabbage
  • 2 pickled gherkins
  • 4 floz dry white
  • 2 pinches white pepper
  • 6 tbsp soured cream or yogurt
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill


  • Wash chicken and giblets.
  • Clean and rinse soup vegetables, then coarsely chop. Peel and halve onion.
  • Bring water to the boil with salt and allspice berries.
  • Put in chicken, onion and soup vegetables. Cook uncovered for 30 minutes, skimming off scum as it forms.
  • Almost cover pan with lid and continue to cook chicken for 1 hour more.
  • Clean and rinse white cabbage and shred coarsely. Cut pickled gherkins into julienne strips, add both to pan and cover completely before continuing to cook.
  • Take chicken from pan, remove meat from carcass and cut into pieces.
  • Boil soup uncovered, until reduced by half.
  • Return chicken meat to soup, add wine and season to taste with pepper.
  • Stir soured cream or yogurt into soup.
  • Sprinkle with dill before serving.
Calories: 482 kcal
Carbohydrates: 12 g
Protein: 38 g
Fat: 29g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 143 mg
Sodium: 1345 mg
Potassium: 666 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 6 g
Vitamin A: 443 IU
Vitamin C: 57 mg
Calcium: 99 mg
Iron: 3 mg
Ingredients Chicken, Whole Chicken
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