Chicken Soup Cure All

November 4, 2010

It’s that time of year.Changing seasons (yes even here in Sunny Florida) bring on the allergies,and the germs. This soup is good for what ails you,no matter what it is. The rich chicken broth’s protein has healing abilities. Garlic will scare off any germ that had the nerve to enter your body. Cayenne pepper is going to clear your nose,and speed up your metabolism, sweating the impurities away. Lastly, the addition of fresh lemon gives it a great taste ( yes, you can taste now that the cayenne has cleared your poor nose!) as well as cutting the phelgm and easing throat pain. I swear it works!!  So grab a mug, your favorite blankie, and feel better soon!

  • 2 C. chicken stock (preferably Bubbe’s Chicken Soup!)
  • 3 cloves garlic,sliced in thin circles
  • 1/2 t. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 C. cooked rice or soup  noodles,your choice & optional
  • 1/4 – 1/3 shredded soup chicken,optional
  • 1/4 fresh lemon
  • lemon circle for garnish

Bring broth to low boil,add the garlic and cayenne to the broth and simmer slowly for about 5 minutes,until garlic is soft. If you are adding cooked noodles and chicken add it now and turn heat off.Let sit until they are warmed – no need to simmer them,the soup should be hot enough to heat them through.Squeeze your lemon into your mug right before you are going to eat it.Garnish with a circle of lemon. Don’t cut corners just because you are sick-make it look pretty too!

When I make soups I always make the noodles,or rice separately.Cooking them in the soup uses up too much broth.The chicken from the chicken soup is removed and shredded, and the broth is drained.Sometimes when I’m not feeling well,I don’t want all the add ins. Keeping them separate gives me that option.Noodles only take a few minutes if I want them, and serving sizes of soup chicken can be frozen to add to each mug. (When you are sick- soup just tastes bettter in a big favorite mug)

Get your tissues, a good book or movie, cover up and enjoy your hot cup of comfort.



  1. Yum…will try this but what is shredded soup chicken????
    I have never seen any soup that says that??? It shows optinal but of course I would want it…lol

    • Shredded soup chicken would be the meat from the chicken that you used to make the broth -provided you made the broth from scratch. If you just use a can of broth- you can saute – broil or grill a piece of chicken,cut it up and put it in the broth.Chicken that is used to make stock tends to “shred” easier with your hands, rather than cutting it with a knife.

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