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Restorative Chicken Ginger Soup

Description

Chicken soup is an age-old remedy for boosting the immune system during cold and flu season. This nourishing broth combines with plentiful veggies to feed both the body and the soul. Serve over a bed of quinoa, brown rice, brown rice pasta or a piece of crusty bread if desired. Use within four days or freeze.

Ingredients

1 tbsp
extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium
yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 tsp
sea salt, divided, plus more to taste
4 medium
carrots, cut into half moons
1 cup
roughly chopped rutabaga or turnip
2 cup
sliced portabella or wild mushrooms
2  
celery stalks, roughly chopped
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 tbsp
freshly grated ginger
5 cup
chicken broth (see additional notes)
3 cup
shredded organic chicken
4 cup
baby spinach
1 medium
napa cabbage, shredded
1 bunch
fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Instructions

Heat a 4-quart stockpot on medium heat and add oil. Add onion and sweat for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add carrots, rutabaga another 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add mushrooms and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add celery, garlic, ginger and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook for an additional minute. Cover veggie mixture with broth, cover and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer covered for 15 minutes. Then stir in chicken and simmer for 5 more minutes. Turn off heat and stir in spinach. Taste to adjust salt. Serve each bowl with 1/2 cup cabbage and 1/4 cup cilantro.

Notes

For added health benefits, try using "Basic Bone Broth" as your broth base for this dish.

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Restorative Chicken Ginger Soup
Yield
Servings
SourceCopyright 2012, S. Sammartino, Original recipe, www.thymetospiceitup.com
Prep time
45 minutes
Cooking time
N/A
Total time
45 minutes