Chicken Soup Recipes

Chicken soup recipes are passed down from generation to generation and each family seems to have a recipe that is said to cure many ills from hangovers to asthma. Although the medicinal effect might have more to do with the amount of TLC in a pot of homemade soup, there does seem to be some scientific evidence that the “Jewish antibiotic” does actually work!

The basis for a good soup is the stock. Traditionally the soup was made from older, tougher and more flavoursome chickens to which water, vegetables and herbs were added and then boiled for a long time. Thus the soup was able to produce its own stock, but today we mostly do not have the time.

I use the best quality powdered stock I can afford. Check the list of ingredients and my rule of thumb is that if I do not recognise an ingredient as a common food then it is an additive that should not be in my food! Of course you can always make your own stock.

Chicken Stock Recipes
Not as difficult as you think....

When my son returned from a 10 day school camp, all he wanted was this family favourite. This is a variation on this Greek classic chicken soup with lemon juice, rice and eggs, as it has added vegetables.

Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe
For those cold winter nights, thickened with potato and richly flavoured with cream.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
The combination of lime, coconut milk, ginger and lemon grass makes this meal-in-one soup irresistible.

Chicken and Chickpea Spiced Soup Recipe
Brightly coloured and with warm Indian spices this soup is bound to keep the winter colds at bay.

Golden Chicken and Pumpkin Soup Recipe
This substantial and nutritious soup with pumpkin and spices is a rich golden colour, pleasing to the eye and the taste buds alike.

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup
This is my husband's favourite. Tofu, black mushrooms and bamboo shoots combined with the exotic flavours makes this soup recipe not just tasty but also nutritious.

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