White Wine Chicken Soup


1/2 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken
2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
1 medium head garlic, peeled
2 large onions, chopped
5 carrots, chopped
2 zucchini, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 packet chicken vegetable soup mix
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
8 cups water
1/2 (750 milliliter) bottle white wine
salt and pepper to taste


In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, combine chicken, parsnips, garlic, onions, carrots, zucchini, parsley, celery, potatoes, sweet potato, soup mix, oregano, paprika, water, wine, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 30 minutes, partially covered, then reduce heat to low and simmer another 90 minutes.