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Our family has gotten a few colds this winter. My husband, who loves complicated recipes, has made this chicken soup a few times. Warning: It’s not simple. It includes multiple rounds of straining, cooking and deboning.

However, it’s worth it. It tastes about 1,000 times better than chicken soup you’d get in a can. So, if you’re stuck at home during these crazy times and feel like a cooking project, this soup is worth it.

Meg Dickinson is a communications professional who spends many waking hours daydreaming about food. To submit a recipe, email