Chicken Soup is not only healing but it’s also comforting.  Recently I made it on the list for a much needed surgery.  Needless to say minutes before surgery prep, it was cancelled as a precaution due to a sore throat and voice loss.  This virus has kicked my butt and it only got worse so chicken soup for a healthy soul to the rescue! Part of my pre-surgery prep was to stop taking all of my health supplements, probiotics and I wasn’t sleeping as soundly as usual (surgery nerves of course).  Remember to take care of yourself.

Chicken Soup Post

I almost always make my own chicken broth.  It sounds intimidating but it is very simple.  There is nothing better than the nutrients that come from your own kitchen and a real chicken carcass.  Two meals in one: Supper #1 Roast Chicken and Supper #2 Chicken Soup (the entire carcass is used for chicken broth).  The next time you roast a chicken or purchase a roasted chicken make the broth or save the carcass and freeze it for later use.

Chicken Soup Bone Broth

  • Entire chicken (or turkey) carcass (excluding skin)
  • 10-12 cups of water
  • 1 whole onion (peeled and cut in half)
  • 3 whole carrots (wash, break in half, skin on)Chicken Soup Recipe
  • 2 pieces of celery (wash and break in half)
  • Pepper
  • 2 tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Add ingredients to a pot, bring to a boil, cover and reduce to low/simmer for 4 hours (you can speed this up but I usually do this after supper for the next day)
  • While the broth is brewing, I cut up all of the veggies and set them aside in a tupperware
  • After the broth is done, strain it in another pot so there is just left over broth (discard everything else)
  • I like to leave it over night and restrain it in the morning but that’s up to you
  • By the way, the house will smell delicious!

Soup for the Soul

  • 8 carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 1/2  a red onion diced (or any onion you prefer)
  • 3 whole celery stalks
  • Cooked chicken cut small or shredded (left over from the night before or cooked chicken breast)
  • As a remedy I add the above ingredients
  • As a meal I add  1.5 cup of cooked Quinoa
  • Serve and Enjoy!

 “Cup a Soup” for me since it reminds me of my Mom taking care of me when I was sick as a kid

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