This delicious homemade healing chicken soup takes less than 30 minutes to throw together and is sure to help you kick the cold with its illness fighting ingredients!
The healing power of chicken soup!
When you are feeling under the weather there is nothing like a hearty, comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup to make everything right in the world.
This soothing soup recipe contains cold busting ingredients like turmeric, garlic, lemon, fresh herbs and bone broth to heal the body and soul and get you back on your feet in no time.
And even if you're not sick, it's a delicious recipe that you're whole family will love!
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- Cutting Board
- Sharp Knife
- Dutch Oven or Large Pot with a Lid: I love my Le Creuset Dutch Oven and use it more than any other kitchen tool.
- Rotisserie chicken: To make this soup a 30 minute meal I opted to use my favorite timesaving ingredient... a grocery store bought rotisserie chicken. However, if you have the time you can always roast up a chicken on your own or or simply boil chicken breasts or thighs and then shred and add to the soup.
- Old Fashioned Egg Noodles: I absolutely love using Mrs Miller's old fashioned egg noodles in chicken soup. If you can't find Mrs Miller's old fashioned egg noodles you can use a favorite noodle of your choosing. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time and check it for doneness so they don't overcook.
- Chicken broth or bone broth: See note below.
- Onion: I typically use yellow onion but white or red will work in a pinch.
- Garlic: Fresh garlic works best!
- Turmeric: Turmeric has fantastic inflammation fighting properties and really adds to the healing power of this soup.
- Thyme, fresh
- Rosemary, fresh
- Parsley, fresh
- Lemon zest and juice
- Bay leaf
- Cayenne (optional)
- Olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
Why use bone broth?
While regular store bought chicken broth definitely works in a pinch, I highly recommend using chicken bone broth for this recipe.
Recent studies have come out singing the nutritional praises of bone broth. Some of the proposed health benefits include:
- Source of amino acids
- Supports gut health
- May support immune function
- May support bone and joint health
You can find bone broth pretty easily now at most grocery stores or it's actually super easy to make at home.
How to make chicken bone broth at home?
Making chicken bone broth at home is so much easier than you might think!
The next time you roast a chicken or even use a rotisserie chicken do not throw away those bones!
Simply add the chicken carcass to you slow cooker along with a few carrots/onion/celery and other aromatic vegetables.
Cover with water and slow cook on the low setting for around 14-16 hours.
Once the chicken broth is cooked, simply strain out the bones and veggies and salt to taste.
How long does homemade bone broth last in the fridge or freezer?
Your homemade chicken broth will stay good in the fridge for 5 to 7 days.
It will last up to 6 months in the freezer.
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Healing Chicken Noodle Soup
- Cutting board and knife
- Dutch oven or large pot
- Large spoon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into ⅓rd inch rounds
- 3 stalks celery, halved and sliced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves or sub ½ tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped or sub ½ tsp dried rosemary
- ½ lemon zest and juice
- 1.5 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- pinch of cayenne optional
- 1 bay leaf
- 8 cups chicken broth or bone broth
- 2-3 cups dry egg noodles I prefer flat noodles but you can use your preferred shape
- 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and shredded
- 2-3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- salt & pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven of heavy pot with lid over medium to medium-high heat until hot and shimmering.
- Add carrots, celery and onion and sautee on medium heat for around 10 minutes until veggies are softened.
- Add in garlic, turmeric, thyme, rosemary, lemon zest, salt, pepper and pinch of cayenne (if using). Sauté over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant.
- Stream in chicken or bone broth and add in 1 bay leaf and juice of ½ lemon. Stir to combine and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Once a boil is reached, add in 2-3 cups of egg noodles and shredded chicken. Bring back to a boil and then cover and turn heat down to low.
- Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes until the pasta is soft. Remove from heat. Taste and add additional salt & pepper according to preference. Add in chopped parsley and serve. Enjoy!