This soup is fully loaded with all things necessary to send your cold packing! Seriously, so much goodness in one bowl. And delicious too. You can make your own chicken stock (which I do and it’s so easy using the slow cooker), but if you are buying it, choose organic in the fridge section 🙂
Garlic, ginger and turmeric are all good for reducing inflammation. Garlic also is full with Vitamin C and B6 which help with increasing energy – something you need more of when you are feeling low from the cold.
Enjoy this one this winter 🙂
2 litres of chicken stock
2 cups shredded chicken meat (extracted from stock making recipe)
1 1/2 cups finely chopped celery
1 1/2 cups finely chopped carrots
2 – 5 cloves garlic minced garlic (a garlic crusher works a treat)
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
1 teaspoon finely grated turmeric
1 cup (loosely packed) finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup (loosely packed) finely chopped fresh coriander
1 can green lentils, drained and rinsed (optional)
generous seasoning of sea salt
Add the finely chopped celery, carrots and a dash of olive oil to the bottom of a cooking pot on a medium heat. Let it simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the vegetables soften.
Add your stock to the cooking pot, together with the chicken meat. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes or until vegetables soften further.
Add the garlic and spices and simmer for another minute or so. Season generously with sea salt. Remove the pot from the heat and stir through the coriander and parsley. Serve immediately.
Frugavore’s tip: After removing the meat from the bones you can make another batch of stock by covering the bones with water, adding some thyme, celery, carrot and onion and simmering for a further two hours on the stove-top. Use this as a base for your next batch of soup.
Time saver: As a short-cut you can buy ready made stock and use chicken breast or leftover roast chicken. However, using a whole chicken is more economical and also provides leftovers for the next meal.
A good one for all the family