New co-host Lauren Zenzie shares family recipe

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Mass Appeal’s new co-host Lauren Zenzie in the kitchen to make a family chicken soup recipe. Lauren grew up on home cooked meals from her father and loves to cook herself.


  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 onions
  • 6 celery stalks
  • 6 large carrots
  • 1/2 box of orzo or 4 potatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Prepare chicken stock
    • Place chicken thighs, chicken broth, 1 onion (quartered), 2 celery stalks and 2 large carrots into pot
    • Bring to a boil, simmer until chicken is thoroughly cooked and fork tender
  • Once stock is prepared, strain all ingredients from stock, ONLY keep chicken
  • Shred chicken and place back in stock
  • Add bite sized onion, celery and carrots
  • Cook pasta or potatoes separately from stock….once cooked, add to soup.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring all ingredients to a boil, let simmer and enjoy!

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