Dinner Tonight: My Family’s Chicken Soup

chicken-soupChicken soup isn’t just good for the soul. Experts at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha found evidence the soup contains anti-inflammatory properties that may help prevent a cold’s miserable side effects. Although they couldn’t pinpoint the exact biological reason, they did find that eating chicken soup can help prevent cold symptoms.

Here is one of my family’s favorite chicken soup recipes. It is loaded with veggies, herbs and spices and it always makes us all feel better.

Chicken Soup

• 1 whole chicken or a few chicken legs/breasts (whatever you have on hand)
• 6 cups (or more) of water or organic broth (if you are using just the breasts or the thighs)
• 3 celery stalks, chopped
• 3 large carrots, chopped
• 2 medium onions, chopped
• 6 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 bag of fresh or frozen spinach (or you can use kale, bok choy, swiss chard)
• 1 head of broccoli, chopped (fresh or frozen)
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