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Cold-Fighting Chicken Soup Recipe

This cold-fighting chicken soup is a delicious, hearty soup packed with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant-rich ingredients that work together to help soothe you when you're feeling under the weather! The rich broth is made with ginger, turmeric, garlic, and onions and is loaded with chicken, potatoes, and veggies in every bite!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 358kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • 1 lb potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces/cubes (use red, fingerling, or gold potatoes)
  • 8 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 3 large carrots, cut into dials
  • 3 celery stalk, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder (or 2 tbsp fresh turmeric, minced)
  • 8 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Herbs de Provence (or Italian Seasoning)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly group pepper, plus more to taste

Instructions

  • Lightly Brown The Chicken
    Season the chicken with salt and pepper on each side. Over medium heat, add cooking oil to a dutch oven pot or large pot and lightly brown the chicken, cooking it for 1-2 minutes on each side. Then, remove the chicken and set it aside.
  • Saute The Veggies
    In the same pot, add the onions and cook for 2 minutes. Then, add the ginger and garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Next, add the celery, carrots, turmeric powder (or raw turmeric), dried oregano, Herbs de Provence (or Italian Seasoning). Mix well and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add The Remaining Ingredients And Bring To A Boil
    Add the chicken breast to the pot, along with the fresh herbs, bay leaf, potatoes, broth, water, salt, and pepper. (Make sure the chicken is fully submerged in the broth). Bring the mixture to a boil and let boil for 5 minutes.
  • Cook Uncovered For 30 Minutes
    Then, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook uncovered for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork and the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Shred The Chicken
    Remove the bay leaf and stems from the thyme. Remove the chicken and place it on a plate or cutting board. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Then, place the shredded chicken back into the pot. Taste the soup and adjust the seasonings, if desired. Feel free to add more broth, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal