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Best Chicken Healing Soup

A powerhouse soup that will boost immunity and leave you feeling satisfied!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Soup
Cuisine American, international


  • 2 chicken breasts or 1 small whole chicken
  • 1 cup egg noodles
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 2 potatoes chopped
  • 1 cup corn drained
  • 2 cups fresh kale chopped
  • 1 bunch parsley chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 ginger knobs minced
  • 5 cloves whole
  • 1 anise star
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder or fresh turmeric minced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • crushed red pepper for seasoning
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 1 tablesoon Himalayan salt


  • In a large pot fill a little below the top, drop in a whole chicken or you can use chicken breast. Bring the water to a boil then simmer.
  • WHOLE CHICKEN: If using a whole chicken, simmer for about 45 minutes then remove to cool in a strainer. Once chicken has cooled, begin to remove the meat off of the bones and place back into the broth. Add in your chopped veggies and spices (except the chopped parsley). Allow to come to a boil once again, then simmer for 30-45 minutes.
  • CHICKEN BREAST: If using chicken breast then place the chicken breast in the pot along with all the ingredients veggies and spices ( except parsley), remove the chicken breast from the pot after simmering for 45 minutes, allow to cool then shred the chicken. Place the shredded chicken back into the pot. If using an instant pot follow the same steps and place the instant pot on high for one hour.
  • Garnish the pot of soup or instant pot with freshly chopped parsley. Adjust the salt if needed.
  • For added flavor add crushed red pepper to your bowl to spice it up and for added benefits.



Instant Pot method:  You can make this soup in the instant pot!  It is super easy.  You place all your ingredients, including your chicken (raw), spices and veggies (minus the parsley) recommended to garnish the pot of soup with freshly minced parsley for best flavor but it is optional. 
Instant Pot Method:  Place the ready cut veggies into the instant pot, the spices, salt, ginger, egg noodles and the chicken (raw) except the chopped parsley.  Place water to cover 2 inches more of the ingredients in the pot (be sure you don't exceed the max limit of the p0t).  Cover the instant pot then pressure cook on high heat for 1 hour!  Once finished, release the pressure then add the chopped parsley.  Enjoy warm!
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