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the best chicken soup in a pot

The Best Chicken Soup You'll Ever Eat

The BEST chicken soup you'll ever eat is the best homemade nourishing healthy soup when you're feeling under the weather. Packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients like ginger, turmeric, garlic. This is the BEST CHICKEN SOUP RECIPE EVER!

Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Soup
Keyword best chicken soup, chicken soup, chicken soup recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 269 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated turmeric (or 1 teaspoon ground turmeric)
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme, stems removed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup pearl or Israeli couscous
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas (optional, but recommended)

Instructions

  1. Place a large dutch oven or pot over medium high heat and add in oil. Once oil is hot, add in garlic, onion, carrots and celery; cook for a few minutes until onion becomes translucent.
  2. Next add in grated ginger and grated turmeric. Saute for 30 seconds to let the spices cook a bit, then add in chicken broth, chicken breast, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper.
  3. Bring soup to a boil, then stir in couscous. You’ll want the chicken to be covered by the broth so make sure you stir them down to the bottom. 
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.

  5. Once chicken is cooked, remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a cutting board to shred with two forks. Add chicken back to pot then stir in frozen peas. If you find that you don't have enough broth, feel free to add in another cup. Everyone likes their soup differently. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

To make vegetarian or vegan: Use vegetarian broth and sub 1 can of drained chickpeas for chicken.

To make the soup gluten free: You could use a gluten free couscous if you can find it, or try 3/4 cup quinoa. The cook time will remain the same.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Chicken Soup You'll Ever Eat
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.3g8%
Carbohydrates 30.4g10%
Fiber 3.6g15%
Sugar 3.5g4%
Protein 23.8g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.