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Family Chow 10/29/13 – Also Cold Fighting Chicken Soup Recipe

Chicken Soup

Today for breakfast the girls had Super Cereal with a persimmon. Lunch was leftover Pizza Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for all of us. My girls have a cold so I decided to make them a very healing dinner. I made some chicken soup and filled it with spices that are supposed to help with cold symptoms. The ginger that I added is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and the curcumin in turmeric contains antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties and is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory as well. My husband kept telling me how good it was so I think it’s a keeper :)

Cold Fighting Chicken Soup

5 lb organic whole chicken, giblets removed, but keep the neck
12 oz of carrots, chopped
4 large scallions, diced
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 large bay leaf
6 cups water
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 portabella mushroom caps, chopped

Place the carrots and scallions on the bottom of your crock pot. Add the spices and bay leaf, then fill water and vinegar. Stick the chicken breast side up and the neck on top. Cook on high for 6 hours, flipping the chicken over halfway through. 1 1/2 hours before it will be done, add the mushrooms. When 6 hours is up, carefully remove the chicken and neck. Let it cool a bit and then pull off every last bit of meat. Add the meat back to the pot and continue to cook for 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and serve.

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Category: Daily Eats, Recipes
  • Joyce taylor says:

    If you added some garlic cloves it would help fight the cold even more

    January 4, 2014 at 6:27 am
    • Tanya says:

      I can’t believe I didn’t put garlic in this! I usually put it in everything. Good tip for next time although cooking garlic does degrade some of the allicin which contains the anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

      January 4, 2014 at 10:50 am
  • Eileen @ Phoenix Helix says:

    This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol (a rare thing). So, thank you! I host a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m trying to expand resources for the AIP community. Here’s the link (you click the blue button at the bottom of the post to add your recipe): http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2014/07/09/paleo-aip-recipe-roundtable-34/

    July 9, 2014 at 5:53 pm
    • Tanya says:

      Thank you Eileen! I just linked it on your site. I have some other AIP friendly recipes that I’ll link up soon :)

      July 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm
  • Jackkay says:

    I made this last night and it was delicious and so easy to prepare! Looking forward to having the leftovers today. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

    January 5, 2015 at 5:49 am
    • Tanya says:

      That’s awesome! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it :)

      January 5, 2015 at 8:31 pm

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