In a large pot fill a little below the top, drop in a whole chicken or you can use chicken breast. Bring the water to a boil then simmer.
WHOLE CHICKEN: If using a whole chicken, simmer for about 45 minutes then remove to cool in a strainer. Once chicken has cooled, begin to remove the meat off of the bones and place back into the broth. Add in your chopped veggies and spices (except the chopped parsley). Allow to come to a boil once again, then simmer for 30-45 minutes.
CHICKEN BREAST: If using chicken breast then place the chicken breast in the pot along with all the ingredients veggies and spices ( except parsley), remove the chicken breast from the pot after simmering for 45 minutes, allow to cool then shred the chicken. Place the shredded chicken back into the pot. If using an instant pot follow the same steps and place the instant pot on high for one hour.
Garnish the pot of soup or instant pot with freshly chopped parsley. Adjust the salt if needed.
For added flavor add crushed red pepper to your bowl to spice it up and for added benefits.