If you’re stuck at home sick, this healing chicken soup will help you out! It’s not like your everyday chicken noodle soup. Instead, it’s made with healing adaptogens, homemade chicken, and lots of soothing herbs and spices. This chicken soup is freezer-friendly, so you can heat up a bowl when it gets cold!
The time spent making chicken soup is worth it. Not only does it taste better than store-bought, but it can be loaded with all kinds of healthy, anti-microbial goodness. Homemade bone broth is a staple in my house because it always makes me feel good.
Health benefits of chicken soup
Like bone broth, homemade chicken bone broth is a direct source of protein, collagen, vitamins, and minerals. It can help:
Strengthens the immune system, helps with gut health and digestion.
Relieves upset stomach.
Reduces stress in the body and helps in recovery.
Give your daily dose of vitamins and minerals.
This chicken recipe is great because it’s made with ingredients like shiitake mushrooms and oyster mushrooms. You can eat it by the cup or sip the healing broth and feel better!
If you want to know more about the benefits of bone broth, click here.
What is an adaptogen?
Adaptogens are herbs that help the body restore energy and adapt to stress. They increase the body’s resistance to physical, emotional, chemical and environmental stress, and protect against acute and chronic stress. Once you include adaptogens in your diet, you will become more stable, harmonious and rejuvenated.
Chicken soup ingredients
Whole Roasted Chicken – This is the foundation of our chicken. Whole chickens are best, as chicken feet, legs, and leftover chicken carcasses will result in less chicken in the soup. Alternatively, you can use a combination of chicken breast or other bone-in or meaty cuts.
Vegetables for soup – Onions, garlic, celery and carrots are all you need.
Shiitake Mushrooms – These can be substituted with other types of mushrooms or mixed mushrooms. Consider using adaptogenic mushrooms instead, such as Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, and Turkey Tail to help your body restore a healthy balance.