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Cold and Flu Fighting Chicken Broth Soup

Cold and Flu Fighting Chicken Broth Soup

 

I don’t know about you but this cold one day – hot the next weather crap is getting to me and my poor little guy. I amped up our probiotics and vitamins but still needed something to kick my cold in it’s butt. On the FIRST day of us having symptoms, I made this soup. The very next day my sore throat and Noah’s cough were gone !!! (insert proud mom smirk here 😉 )

 

Chicken broth is so good for you. BUT. You have to make it homemade. The crap you get in a can isn’t even close to the real thing. Look at the ingredients next time. It isn’t even made from a chicken half of the time! Bouillon cubes are just as bad.

 

Using a whole chicken will give you more of flavorful and nutrient filled broth, but you can use just chicken breasts. You can also add in noodles or rice to give it more carbs (which you probably need if you haven’t eaten). Honestly, I meant to add something at the end and completely forgot until the next day. It was so good and still hit the spot. Noah even loved it and man is he getting picky lately (but we’ll save that for another day!). If your little one won’t eat it, try putting some of the broth in a cup for them or even a medicine dropper. No matter what, GET THIS IN THEIR BELLIES! It will help their poor little bodies fight hard!

 

Although you literally just dump the ingredients in a pot and cook, I would make this ahead or keep the ingredients on hand because who feels like going to the store and making something when you don’t feel good? This freezes and warms up very well!

 

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Cold and Flu Fighting Chicken Broth Soup
This homemade chicken broth is so vitamin packed that it will kick your cold or flu right in the butt!
Course Soups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Course Soups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients except salt and pepper to a large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil and remove any foam that forms on the top.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 3 hours.
  4. Remove chicken and shred meat. Replace meat back into soup. Add salt and pepper to taste. You may add noodles if you would like!
  5. Use soup within 2-3 days or freeze once cooled.
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