Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kick Your Cold Chicken Soup


I am way tardy on posting this, but it was so good that I do need it up here! I made this last winter when the whole family was quite sick. I was doing some research on home remedies, and came across a site where a doctor broke down why chicken soup, especially with lots of garlic and herbs, truly is good for sickies. So I cooked up a pot of this and could not believe how good it was! Ron loved it as well. We would be happy to eat this any time, not just when sick. The only warning is, it was fairly spicy, so it might not be great for kids or need to be altered a bit.

Kick Your Cold Chicken Soup

2 cans Low-sodium chicken broth or3 1/2 cups homemade broth
1 Garlic head (abt 15 cloves), peeled
1 medium Onion, quartered
½ teaspoon Parsley, minced
½ teaspoon Cilantro
1 teaspoon Mint, minced
1 teaspoon Basil leaves
1 teaspoon Curry powder
¼ teaspoon Red pepper flakes
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice

Put all ingredients except the lemon juice in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered or uncovered (*), for 30 minutes.
In a blender or food processor, puree the cooked garlic, onions and herbs with a little liquid
and stir back into the soup. Add lemon juice.
If you want a clear broth, filter out the solid constituents.
Makes about 3 1/2 cups. (*) Omit the cover if you with to inhale therapeutic cooking fumes.

NOTE: I boiled some chicken pieces to make the broth, and then pulled off the meat to include in the soup. I also added some carrots.

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