Today I’m home sick with a nasty sore throat and wishing someone would make this for me…hint-hint. No worries, a little self-care goes a long way. I’ll stumble in the kitchen and put together one of my favorite home remedies~chicken soup. The thing that makes a big difference in chicken soup is using the whole chicken with all of the bones~they add extra flavor and body to the broth and likely more ” healing powers”…at least I like to think so! If you like, add a little fresh ginger root to the recipe for boosting the immune system~ it tastes pretty good too. Whether you’re recovering from illness or just want to enjoy a healthy, light meal, you’ll love this recipe. And don’t forget, chicken soup is good for the soul, too
PS This recipe is included in my E-cookbook, The Best of Back to the Kitchen: Soups & Salads Vo1 1 available on the homepage of my website for just $5.99.
- 8 cups of water
- 1 whole chicken (skin removed)
- 1 parsnip
- 1 large chopped onion
- 4 cloves fresh garlic chopped
- 4 large carrots chopped
- 4 stalks of celery chopped
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 2 TB sea salt or kosher flakes
- 2-3 TB parsley spigs–pulled apart.
- Put water & chicken in pot w/parsnip, onion and herbs, salt & pepper.
- Bring to a boil, turn down to med/low a let simmer 1 hour.
- Turn off heat, pull chicken out and remove bones–you may use boneless chicken to avoid this step, but I have found the flavor is better with bone in chicken.
- Add celery & carrots. Cook at med for 1 more hour.
- Add parsley right before serving.