The simplest and best healthy chicken soup
This is a no frills chicken soup recipe that never fails to hit the spot. It’s always the simple recipes that taste the best and that’s especially true when it comes to chicken soup.
The simple recipes are also often the healthiest because there’s nothing in them but real, whole foods. Coming into winter, it’s more important than ever to stick to hearty whole foods to strengthen and protect your immune system. A good old fashioned chicken soup is jus the trick!
1 whole organic chicken
4 cloves garlic
4 cm piece of turmeric
2 small red chillies
1 leek, sliced
2 carrots, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 cup sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 cup broccoli
1 small bunch of kale
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place chicken in a cast iron pot (or similar) and cover with water. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
Add all remaining ingredients except broccoli, kale and salt and pepper. Cook, covered, for two hours.
Remove chicken and tear flesh away from the carcass. Place shredded chicken back in the pot and add broccoli. Cook until broccoli a tender then add kale.
Serve, seasoned with salt and pepper.