My Healing Chicken Soup with Greens, Lemongrass and Ginger is a tasty flu-fighting concoction that’s ready to eat in less than 30 minutes, because when you’re sick the last thing you want is standing around the stove. (Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free, Paleo).
I call this soup healing because it combines the comforts of the traditional Western flu remedy that is a bowl of hot chicken soup, with plenty of greens and a good measure of lemongrass, ginger and chilli inspired by the Asian flavours of Hainanese Chicken Rice. These tasty additions are not only fragrant and warming, but they also are said to have medicinal, flu-fighting properties and aid digestion.
It is exactly what my body needed when I came down with the worst viral cold I’ve had in a long time… Lots of rest and time were prescribed by the doctor, but how was I to rest with a house move in 2 weeks?? Luckily, both Mr Chipconnoisseur and the children were away for a week so I did manage to relax my schedule a little. The worst part of it all was that for a few days, I could not taste a thing, which meant less time spent in the kitchen and more time to
rest pack up the house for our impending move.
While I used ready-made barbecue chicken I went for the free-range variety and used Stock Merchant’s Free-Range Chicken Stock to make the soup more wholesome. As for the greens, anything goes really, but make sure to add a couple of sprigs of sliced spring onions – they have similar properties to garlic!
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