Nothing quite as comforting as chicken soup. Not only does it feel it’s feeding our soul, it is so good for digestion and rejuvenating after a possible series of poor diet choices.
To start off any good soup, you need broth. It is always best to make your own chicken stock, there is more collagen and gelatin in the broth when the bones have had a chance to really simmer. And here is the recipe for how to make your own broth if you have the time:
But if you don’t have the time or the bones on hand, no worries. You can still make this with store bought broth. Just make sure you are reading the ingredients carefully, and that there isn’t any sugar or chemicals added. Sometime it is the store/generic brand that actually has the most cleanest ingredients.
Okay, now back to the recipe. This recipe includes a couple of steps, but if you don’t have the time, just chop everything up and throw it in the pot. It will still taste great. I just love the strong onion flavour you get when you first boil the ginger and shallot or onion in the broth. Then you can take out the pieces, and it doesn’t leave any soggy onion in your final soup. But really, don’t worry too much about this. Most important part is you are going to have a delicious and healthy soup to enjoy soon!
Here is the recipe!
Serves 4 Servings
1 hrCook Time
1 hrTotal Time
- 8 cups broth (with no salt or sugar added)
- 1 Onion or 2 Shallots, peeled and only cut once in half
- 3" Ginger, peeled and cut into 1" slices
- 6 Chicken Thighs (bone and skin removed)
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp Celery Salt
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp Sage
- 8 Carrots, peeled and sliced
- 4 Celery Stalks, diced
- 3 Potatoes, diced
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, bring all broth ingredients to a boil. Let boil for 10 minutes.
- Remove onion/shallot and ginger from broth.
- In a large skillet, heat oil and add chicken sliced into strips. Add in spices, and let brown.
- While chicken cooks, prep veggies and add them to broth.
- Add in chicken when browned, stir occasionally.
- When carrots and potatoes are cooked through, soup is ready (approx 20 minutes)