Winter Flu Bomb Chicken Soup

 Winter flu bomb chicken soup

Winter flu bomb chicken soup

It's very rare that I'm sick, but when I do have a cold, there's one remedy I always turn to. I truly believe that food is medicine; as is adequate rest, hydration and positive thoughts. So here is a recipe for my delicious flu bomb chicken soup recipe which is brimming with all of the ingredients required for rapid healing.

INGREDIENTS:

1 organic chicken frame, carcass, or 6 drumsticks

2 carrots

1 onion, skin on

2 celery stalks, plus leaves

4-6 garlic cloves

1 inch fresh ginger, sliced

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh or powdered turmeric

You can also add any leftover broccoli and herb stalks (keep them in the freezer and throw them into the soup prep)

METHOD:

Put all of the ingredients into the slow cooker on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4. Once done, cook up some green vegetables (I like to use leeks, broccoli and courgette) in a little olive oil, garlic, cumin and fennel seeds, grated ginger and turmeric.

Then, add the drained broth from the slow cooker (discard the vegetables and chicken carcass/bones), a little shredded chicken, some coconut milk or cream and fresh herbs to serve. Sometimes I'll add a flat rice or wheat noodle too, plus a bit of lemon, salt and pepper. Oh and chilli if you're feeling up to it.

Serve, eat and wait for it to work its' magic. Delish!