With autumn upon us, I thought it would be a fun idea to share my version of everyone’s favorite comfort food recipe, especially when you’re feeling a cold or flu coming on – Chicken Noodle Soup!
This flavorful recipe includes Ginger and Turmeric for when stuffy noses and sore throats need soothing. And once you have the basic soup made, you can take it in all sorts of delicious directions.
Replace the egg noodles with rice, white beans, spaghetti, or any stray bag of pasta you have in the cupboard. I like mine with Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles. And of course, load it up with extra vegetables to make it even healthier.
I use rotisserie-cooked chicken from the grocery store. It’s easier and reduces the amount of prep time. When you’re not feeling your best, an easy recipe is key.
From start to finish, my chicken noodle soup should take no more than 45 minutes to prepare.
|1 tablespoon||Fresh Grated Ginger|
|1 tablespoon||Olive Oil|
|1||Small Yellow Onion (chopped, about 1 cup)|
|3 stalks||Celery (chopped)|
|½ teaspoon||Black Pepper|
|½ teaspoon||Sea Salt|
|½ teaspoon||Fresh Thyme (chopped)|
|2 teaspoons||Fresh Grated Turmeric|
|2 cartons (8 cups)||Chicken Broth|
|3 cups||Rotisserie Chicken (shredded)|
|8 ounces||Wide Egg Noodles|
|¼ cup||Fresh Parsley (chopped, to garnish)|
|1 teaspoon||Fresh Grated Ginger|
1. In a large pot, turn heat to medium/high, add olive oil.
2. Once the oil is hot, add in onion, carrots, and celery; cook for a few minutes until the onion becomes translucent – about 7 minutes.
3. Add grated Ginger and grated Turmeric, cook with vegetables for 30 seconds.
4. Add in chicken broth, water, black pepper, salt, thyme, shredded chicken, and egg noodles.
5. Stir the chicken and noodles down to the bottom.
6. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 20 minutes.
7. Divide soup in bowls, garnish with parsley, and enjoy!
Get More Turmeric in Your Diet
For thousands of years throughout many cultures around the world Turmeric has been used to calm, soothe, and aid the body in balancing and healing itself. I know I’m giving my body a gift when I add this golden spice to any recipe.
You can add Turmeric to almost anything – soups, stews, and smoothies. Add a teaspoon to rice while it cooks, or add 1/4 teaspoon to a cup of tea. Sprinkle it over your hummus or use it to spice up roasted meats and vegetables. Add a pinch of pepper with your Turmeric. And adding black pepper helps your body absorb its therapeutic properties.
An easier, more manageable way to add Turmeric to your diet is through a supplement.
Stonehenge Health’s Turmeric with Ginger provides 1,600mg of curcumin complex and 10 milligrams of BioPerine, a pepper extract, for increased absorption. A powerful turmeric supplement ensures you’re consuming enough to provide your body with the fullest possible health benefits.