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Immune Boosting Chicken n Veg Soup

How This Recipe Will Nourish You

  • Supports digestion
  • Gut healing
  • Immune boosting
  • Hormone balancing
  • Promotes healthy hair, skin and nails

Immune Boosting Chicken n Veg Soup

What you’ll need:

1 whole chicken

Handful thyme leaves

4 litres filtered water or even better, chicken broth

2 tbsp butter/ ghee/ coconut oil

7 cups of vegetables, chopped into small bite sized pieces (at least 5 of these being green)

eg. 1 1/2 cups broccoli, 1 1/2 cups zucchini, 1 cup celery, 1 cup carrot, 1 cup pumpkin, 1 cup leafy greens (spinach, kale)

1 onion, finely diced

2-4 garlic cloves, finely diced (depending on your love of garlic and digestive tolerability)

Juice 1 lemon

Salt and pepper, to season

What you’ll need to do:

Add the chicken, 1/2 handful of thyme leaves, pepper, salt and water to a large pan. If you have any extra veg you would like to chuck in here for enhancing the flavour, go right ahead. eg. onion, garlic, celery, carrot, stems of broccoli.

Bring to the boil and reduce to simmer, covered for 45 minutes (small chicken)- 1 hour (large chicken)

Remove the chicken from the broth and set aside to cool for 15 minutes

Carefully over the sink (trust me…you don’t want sticky broth to end up all over your kitchen floor) strain the broth into a large bowl (or 2 if needed). Set aside.

Add 1 tbsp ghee/ butter/ coconut oil into the pan over medium heat and add your onion and garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes before adding in the vegetables, rest of the thyme and lemon juice. Stir though another tbsp of the butter/ ghee/ coconut oil and add the lid. Allow to sweat for 5 minutes, stirring a couple of times.

Add the broth back into the pan with the vegetables, bring to the boil and allow to simmer, stirring every 5 minutes until the veg are cooked, but still crisp.

While you are waiting for the veg to cook, remove all the chicken meat from the bones and carcass and chop into small pieces. Keep the bones aside as you will be able to continue cooking these to make another broth afterwards.

Add the green leafy vegetables and the chicken meat and continue simmering  for another 2 minutes.

Season with extra salt and pepper and serve with a sprinkle of fresh thyme ontop.

Enjoy!

You can get more delicious & nutritious meal ideas in My Vibrant Morning and Winter Warmers recipe eBooks.

What are your favourite ways to support your immune system through foods?

Love, health & happiness,

Kasey

 

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