The secret to this soup is the homemade broth. It seems like a lot of work to make the broth before the actual soup but it really isn't much hands on work at all. You can either watch it on the stove all day or put it in your crockpot for up to 24 hours. I buy chicken necks, backs, and feet from a local organic farm but you don't need them, the carcus alone will still create a very flavourful soup. I just choose to add them because of the health benefits and it helps to produce a more gelatinous broth. Pre roast a whole chicken yourself or, buy a pre cooked one from the store to make this easier!