Linda's Own Super Healing Chicken Soup

Linda Kauppinen


I make this soup during cold and flu season. It is a remake of regular chicken soup but also using vegetables that are very high in antioxidants that promote fast healing. It is a great tasting soup with tons of flavor.

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8 - 10


1 Hr


1 Hr


Stove Top


whole chicken - i prefer precooked skin on
1 large
onion - diced
5 stalk(s)
celery - thick slices
2 - 3 clove
garlic - minced
yellow bell pepper - diced fine
3 c
bok choy - fresh thinly sliced
3 c
spinach - fresh
3 c
fresh kale, chopped
4 sprig(s)
fresh cilantro - chopped
6 sprig(s)
fresh parsley - chopped
1 c
green cabbage - thinly sliced and chopped
2 large
bay leaves, dried
1 Tbsp
sage, dried and crushed between fingers
1 tsp
rosemary, dried, crushed between fingers
1 Tbsp
sea salt
1 tsp
black pepper or 4 whole peppercorns
1/2 tsp
dill, dried, crushed between fingers
2 pinch
basil, dried, crushed between fingers
1 pinch
oregano, dried, crushed between fingers
4 large
carrots, fresh and sliced thick
2 medium
potatoes, cut into small cubes, skin on
6 - 8
baby portabella mushrooms, sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

1 Whole chicken, baked at 350 degrees until skin is browned lightly to remove the majority of fat from the skin.
While chicken is baking in the oven, add all the other ingredients into a large stockpot, cover with water and turn the stove to simmer until the chicken is done baking. Do not bring to a boil.
When Chicken is done baking, transfer the chicken into the stock pot. If you want to keep it all together, wrap it in cheese cloth first. If more water is needed, Add water to just cover the top of the chicken. Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 1 hour.
Remove chicken from the pot, remove cheesecloth if used and then remove meat from the bones and add the meat back into the soup mix. You can either shred the chicken, which is what I do or you can wait till it cools down and cube it.
If you like, you can add egg noodles or cooked rice to the soup as well. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom