Healthy Chicken Soup; perfect for any season!
One recipe that my family LOVES is my home made chicken soup.
Last month I blogged about great options for staying healthy during this Cold and Flu Season and mentioned that it is a great idea to enjoy chicken soup.
I found a delicious and super healthy chicken soup recipe by Jordan Rubin in, The Maker’s Diet and Perfect Weight America, but it just takes a long time to prepare, so I went on a hunt to make a healthy chicken soup in much less time.
I love this on a cold night, or on a night when someone might be coming down with a cold, or just to have that warm soup that just soothes the soul!
Organic Vegetable Oil (Coconut or Grape seed) to oil the pan
Organic Onion – minced 1/2 cup
Organic Carrots – diced 1/2 cup
Organic Celery – sliced 1/2 cup
Garlic powder – 1/2 tsp OR fresh minced Garlic
Organic Whole Wheat Flour – 1/8 cup
Organic Dried or fresh Oregano Flakes 1/4 tsp
Organic Chicken Broth 3+ Cups ( to liking)
Organic Potatoes, peeled & diced – 2 cups
Organic Chicken – cut in bite size pieces (1-2 Large Breasts)
Organic Whole Milk 1/2 Cup
Whole grain noodles or whole grain rice – or desired grain – preferably organic
1) Heat oil over medium heat in a large sauce pan. Add most of onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Sauté until tender. ( Season with Celtic or Himalayan salt, Organic pepper, Organic All Season salt – as desired) *** be adventurous and add more vegetables that you like – it is fun to see what tastes good 🙂
2) At same time, in large pot, sauté remaining onion in oil and add chicken with seasoning.
3) Add flour and oregano over vegetables and cook about 1 minute
4) Stir sautéed vegetables into pot with cooked chicken and add the chicken broth. Add potatoes, cover and cook until potatoes are tender (about 20 minutes)
5) Add milk and noodles or rice. Cover and simmer until tender – about 10 minutes
** if using rice, you might want start cooking rice separately and combine at this time.
This gives you about 6-8 Servings – 1 1/2 cups each
I have doubled and tripled this recipe for great leftovers!