A nutrient dense soup for all year round…
LILY'S CHICKEN SOUP
This recipe is so nutrient dense, it's a great one to have if you're feeling a bit run down, or want to give your immune system a bit of a boost. The garlic and onion are full of antimicrobials to help fight infection, and the carrots are high in immune boosting vitamin A.
If you decide to go for bone broth as your base, you will getting a good dose of anti-ageing collagen. Bone broths are full of other nutrients such as glutamine which helps reduce inflammation and maintain gut integrity.
Makes 8-10 portions. You can freeze portions for a later date.
1 tbp coconut oil
3 large onions
8 garlic cloves
40g fresh ginger root
8 chicken breasts
6 large carrots
2 litres chicken stock or bone broth
3 large courgettes
1 green or white shredded cabbage
1. Heat coconut oil in a large non-stick pot over a medium heat and gently sauté the onion, garlic and ginger until soft (not browned).
2. Add carrots to pot and pour over stock or bone broth. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add chicken breasts and simmer for a further 15-20 minutes.
3. Take the chicken pieces out of the pot and on a plate shred the chicken into large pieces using a knife and fork. Return the chicken to the pot.
4. Turn off the heat and add chopped courgettes and shredded cabbage.
Thank you, Lily x
Lily Soutter Bsc (Hons) Nutrition, Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC
Lily is a Nutritionist and weight loss expert providing one-to-one nutrition consultations for health optimisation. She has obtained a Food and Human Nutrition degree from Newcastle University and a Nutritional Therapy diploma from The Institute of Optimum Nutrition. Lily has an extensive knowledge of the science of food and health, which enables her to regularly write for The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Mirror, Women's Health, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan.
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