A hearty, nourishing chicken soup for those cold, winter days when you’re not feeling top-notch or you just want to curl up with a comforting bowl of soup. Try this quick and easy version of traditional chicken soup that can be made with potatoes, noodles, or wild rice.
It's time to cozy up with a bowl of this gluten-free flu fighting chicken soup. Because, let's be honest. This has been a tough season of illness for so many. My household included. Yours too?
I'm not going to claim that this soup will cure the flu, but it is my go-to feel-better-soon meal when my head feels like it's stuffed with cotton and all of my muscles ache. If I were to do a deep dive into this soup's nutritional benefits, it would reveal immune-boosting ingredients perfect for showing the flu bug or the common cold who's boss.
This soup is so much more than those little packets of dehydrated chicken noodle soup that I ate as a kid when I wasn't feeling well. Even today, so many of the processed chicken soup options available at the store are loaded with ingredients that we'd need our local chemist to pronounce and explain to us. Or they contain enough salt to put the Dead Sea to shame.
This flu fighting bowl of chicken soup love is loaded with whole food ingredients like:
- Chicken stock. The hydrating base of our soup. I personally prefer a high quality, low sodium stock so that I can control the saltiness of my soup while also gaining all the added benefits from collagen and the slightly richer flavor found in stock. If you have time to make your own stock, then definitely do it. If not, there's no judgment whatsoever.
- Chicken. White or dark meat. You pick.
- Sauteed leeks cooked to silky sweetness.
- Thin slices of garlic. Like a lot. Because 1) flavor and 2) garlic has a reputation as an alternative medicine for helping to cure ailments.
- Tender chunks of carrot, celery, and potato.
- Fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and parsley.
- A generous pour of vermouth because it takes the flavor of the soup to a whole new level. And why not add booze to flu fighting soup?! It can only help, right?
- Loads of leafy winter greens like swiss chard and kale for immune-boosting loads of Vitamin C, E, & K.
This soup his soup-er healthy (<--who am I?!) but yet still so comforting and cozy when we need it the most.
And it's versatile. Switch out the potatoes for gluten-free noodles to make it a true chicken and noodle soup. Or replace the taters with some wild rice and you'll have a luxurious chicken and rice soup that will have the whole church talking. Because we talk about soup at church. No, no we don't. Okay, maybe sometimes when it's potluck Sunday.
Stay well friends. And eat some healing, nourishing, flu fighting chicken soup.
MORE TASTY SOUP RECIPES!
- The Best Creamy Butternut Squash Soup a luxuriously creamy (yet cream-less) favorite!
- Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Basil Soup serve with your favorite sandwich or salad
- Easy One Pot Game Day Chili perfect for cold fall or winter days or the big game day party!
Did You Make This Recipe?!
If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment and a star rating below! I greatly appreciate your feedback and it is also so helpful for other PMST readers who are thinking about making the recipe. Remember to snap a photo and tag @passmesometasty on Instagram so I can see!
Now that's a pot of chicken soup for the soul. Eat up.
Disclaimer: All brand recommendations are purely my own opinion and are brands/products that I personally use and enjoy. This post may also contain affiliate links which I may receive a small commission from (without any additional costs to you). The money earned from these commissions helps me to maintain this website. Thank you for supporting Pass Me Some Tasty!