Kick It Immune Boosting Chicken Soup

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a hearty, spicy chicken soup that will give your immune system a huge boost and (in my opinion) kick any cold or flu!!!!! It does have a bite!! I cook this up at the sign of a cold and it does the trick. You can opt not to use the chilli - however Chilli gives your metabolism a hit and also shakes up any nasty mucus on your chest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dice onions, chilli, ginger and sweet potato/parsnip.
  2. Dice or crush garlic.
  3. Slice celery, carrots.
  4. Wash chicken inside and out and place into a large stock pot.
  5. Put all ingredients into the pot and cover with chicken stock.
  6. Bring soup to the boil, then simmer for approx 2 - 2.5 hours or until the chicken falls of the bone.
  7. (I use a pressure cooker to cook mine for approx 1 hr).
  8. Pull chicken out of soup and discard all bones and large clumps of fat.
  9. Return chicken meat to soup.
  10. For a variation, try adding a ham hock to the ingredients as well!
  11. This chicken soup does have a bite, but it it will sweat out all those nasty cold bugs!
  12. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Sooo good. I didn't have pearl barley or green lentils. I discarded all the seeds of the chiles, but I would recommend leaving some in for extra flavor. Also, I didn't know what soup mix to use, so I chose a chicken noodle packet and sifted the mix into the soup. I used dried shitake mushrooms b/c that's all I had, I would either get fresh ones or skip that ingredient next time. Maybe substitute another mushroom. I used both sweet potato and parsnip, delicious. Next time I will chop the vegetables rather than dice, and add more garlic and leave in some chile seeds and spice. Yummy. Thanks!

lewis001 April 15, 2008

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