Nourishing Chicken Soup Recipe

This nourishing chicken soup recipe is the perfect meal to make on a cold winter night when you’re craving comfort food, or even when you’re feeling under the weather. This soup is packed with nutrients- tons of veggies, bone broth, and inflammation-fighting turmeric.

nourishing chicken soup recipe

Cambell’s who? 😉

I’ve been making this chicken soup recipe for years. This is one of those recipes where measuring isn’t necessarily required, and you can add whatever feels right. Sometimes I add brown rice pasta for a ‘chicken & noodle’ vibe, and other times I just leave it with chicken, veggies, and broth. Either way, it’s a delicious soup FULL of nutrients to make you feel nourished from the inside out.

nourishing chicken soup ingredients:

Veggies: This soup has carrots, onions, celery, garlic, and kale to give you as many nutrients as possible- all while giving you the cozy nostalgia of homemade chicken soup.

Chicken: I use an organic rotisserie chicken for convenience, but you can also use two shredded chicken breasts as well.

Bone Broth: This soup recipe uses chicken bone broth as a base. Bone broth has many known health benefits such as fighting inflammation, promoting good gut health, supporting digestion, and is great for joint health due to the collagen in it.

Brown Rice Pasta: You can use any pasta of your choosing here (besides lentil or chickpea pasta, those won’t boil correctly) or even just rice. I personally love having a carb with my protein but if you don’t, simply omit the pasta altogether.

Turmeric: This spice is known as an all-around ‘good for you’ compound. It can fight inflammation in the body as well as supports heart health. This recipe only calls for a 1/2 teaspoon, so feel free to add more if you’d like. NOTE: Turmeric does stain clothing and countertops so be careful when using 🙂

Seasonings: Italian blend, salt, and cracked black pepper. Don’t skip the pepper as it’s important in activating the curcumin in the turmeric.

nourishing chicken soup
nourishing chicken soup

Homemade Chicken Soup

Lexi Finke
This nourishing chicken soup recipe is the perfect meal to make on a cold winter night when you're craving comfort food, or even when you're feeling under the weather. This soup is packed with nutrients- tons of veggies, bone broth, and inflammation fighting turmeric.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large white onion diced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • cups chopped carrots
  • cups chopped celery
  • 4 cups chicken bone broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp sea salt more or less to taste
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp italian blend seasoning
  • 2 cup brown rice pasta dry
  • chicken from one small rotisserie chicken removed from bone (or ~2 chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup kale stems removed

Instructions
 

  • Start by prepping all of your ingredients. Dice the onion, mince the garlic cloves, chop the carrots and celery, and remove the rotisserie chicken from the bone and chop in to small pieces.
  • In a medium soup pot, add olive oil and white onion on medium heat until softened. Once softened, add in the minced garlic, stir, and remove from the heat.
  • Next, add in the carrots and celery along with the bone broth and seasonings. Let simmer on medium to low heat for about 7 minutes.
  • Add in the dry pasta with 2 cups of water so that the pasta is covered. Bring to a boil and let sit for another 5 minutes.
  • Add in the chicken once the pasta is almost al dente (remember, it will continue to cook as the soup simmers). Turn the heat back down to the lowest setting, and let simmer for a few more minutes to allow flavors to combine.
  • Note: The pasta may absorb some liquid, so just add more bone broth or water unless you prefer a thicker soup.
  • Once ready to serve, add in the kale (chopped with stems removed) and stir. Enjoy!

Notes

To reheat, add slightly more water before warming on the stove or in the microwave. When reheating on the stove, cover with a lid. When reheating in the microwave, cover with a paper towel. 
NOTE: Turmeric can stain clothing and countertops so be careful when cooking or eating this soup 🙂 
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