Immune Boosting Chicken Soup

  • Posted on: 25 September 2014
  • By: jessica

Cold and flu season is already here and I intend to bid it farewell immediately! After researching endlessly for immune boosting foods I have put together a fantastic tasting chicken soup. This soup is loaded with a lot of good things to boost your immunity. The turmeric is a quick acting anti-inflammatory. The garlic and lemon are both natural antibiotics. The veggies are loaded with vitamins. The chicken stock is full of amino acids that will speed recovery time, and the list goes on and on. Basically, if you are feeling a cold coming on, or right in the middle of the dreadful thing, this soup is for you. After eating this we immediately feel any swelling in the throat or sinuses go down and begin to notice less pain. Before you start using cold/flu medications please try this soup and see how you feel! 

Most of my ingredients came from Publix1 whole pastured or cage-free chicken thawed, As many fresh herbs as possible to make 2 handfuls (I used cilantro, rosemary and basil,), Enough filtered or distilled water to cover the entire bird, 3-4 tablespoons of ground turmeric Be very cautious with the turmeric because it will splash and stain. It is a very bright yellow, As much pepper as you like (pepper actually allows turmeric to be absorbed into your body), 3-4 tablespoons salt-free seasoning of choice (the “cleanest” ingredient list you can find), several pieces of ginger, Zest and Juice of one lemon 

Boil on high for at least 1½ hours until the chicken begins to fall off the bone.

Then strain the stock into a pot and allow the chicken to cool a little. Then pull out all the bones. 

Add the stock back to the big pot and add: 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and chopped, 2 large carrots, 1 tablespoon crushed garlic, 2 cups of broccoli ( I used frozen and it worked great, organic frozen is very cheap at Costco), 1 large onion roughly diced, 5-10 mushrooms (depending on your preference), and Juice from another whole (large) lemon.

Boil this on medium high for about 1 hour (your boiling time may vary, just make sure that the chicken is cooked and falling apart)

Once everything is tender and cooked through Add 1 can organic whole fat coconut milk and it's ready to serve!

Immune boosting chicken soup - Spiffy Eats & Giggle Water

I hope you all enjoy this soup. Let me know how it turns out for you and if you're fighting a cold, let me know if it helped you feel better! Thank you for reading!


Whole Pastured or Cage-free Chicken
Handfuls of Herbs (I chose cilantro, basil, and rosemary. Choose your favorites.)
3 T
Ground Turmeric (This stuff is colorful and it will stain! Be cautious when handling it.)
2 t
Pepper (Use as much as you like. Pepper allows your body to absorb turmeric. Always eat them together.)
3 T
Salt-free Seasoning of Choice (Choose one with the "cleanest" list of ingredients)
5 sli
Small Slices of Ginger
Large Lemon (Separated! Zest it, then juice it, then discard it!)
Sweet Potatoes (partially peeled and chopped up)
Carrots (diced)
1 T
Crushed Garlic
2 c
Broccoli (Fresh or frozen)
Onion (diced)
Mushrooms (depending on your preference)




Fabulous, thank you!

Thank you for reading, DJ!

Can't wait to try this. YUM! <3

Awesome, Sheryl! Beware of the yellow fingernails from the turmeric. Soak them in peroxide and warm water right after you tear the chicken apart and you shouldn't have any stains! Thanks for reading.

This looks and sounds absolutely delicious!! And turmeric is the real deal! I remember going to Taj India one day when I wasn't feeling well (mostly just sinus troubles) and ordering my favorite dish, the ghobi mattar masala, and almost immediately feeling better. I asked the owner if it had any healing properties, and she said, "Oh, that's the turmeric you're feeling." Good stuff, that turmeric.

Mandy, that is awesome! I'm so happy to hear that you have a similar experience with pain relief from turmeric! It is amazing stuff. Thank you for reading.

I've only made a couple of soups from scratch, and this one sounds delicious! Perfect for fall weather, too.

Thank you, Jennifer! I hope you make it. It's very good.

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