Recipe Review

This Is the Best Chicken Soup You Will Ever Eat

published Sep 24, 2018
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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Soup (Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

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Whenever I feel even the slightest of cold symptoms coming on, my body enters autopilot and my subconscious proceeds to make a vat of chicken soup — enough to consume for three meals a day, seven days a week, until that little sucker is GONE.

While I have the process down to a science at this point, I always wish I could rewind to the days when my mom would whip up a restaurant-sized pot full of chicken soup and force my siblings and I to put our faces as close to our bowls as possible (just short of actual submergence) with hopes that the soupy steam would kickstart the immune systems that inevitably failed all three of us at the same time.

That said, I firmly believe that chicken soup has more healing properties (or a greater placebo effect) when someone else makes it for you. So if you’re demonstrating the early signs of that dreaded back-to-school bug, try to convince someone to make this chicken soup from Ambitious Kitchen for you. This recipe boasts the powerful anti-inflammatory, cold-fighting properties of ginger, garlic, and turmeric — so, in other words, you’re golden. Slurp that cold goodbye.

If you can’t convince someone to make it for you, here’s how to do it yourself: In a large Dutch oven, cook garlic, onion, carrots, and celery in oil until the onion is translucent. Add in grated ginger and turmeric, sautéing everything together so those healing spices can eventually work their magic. Add in chicken broth and chicken breast and bring the soup to a boil, stirring in pearled couscous as well. Simmer for 30 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and remove to shred. Stir in the shredded chicken and scoop yourself a big bowl of immune-boosting goodness.

→ Get the Recipe: The Best Chicken Soup You’ll Ever Eat from Ambitious Kitchen

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

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