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This immune boosting soup recipe has been in my folder of things to make for two solid years, so I decided last week it was about time to make it.
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Immunity Soup

This delicious soup has ingredients that may help boost your immune system. It's full of antioxidants, fiber, too. Hot soup is known to help clear your sinuses, as well.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 213kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 ½ C onion sweet, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 5 carrots large, sliced
  • 1 bulb fennel chopped
  • 1 lb mushrooms sliced
  • C garlic minced
  • 8 C chicken stock
  • 4 sprigs thyme stems removed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can chickpeas 15 oz, rinsed and drained
  • 2 chicken breasts about 2 pounds total, skinless, bone-in
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 12 oz kale curly, large stems removed
  • 1 C parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Begin by adding olive oil to a stockpot over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, carrots, fennel, and celery to the pot. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the celery and onions are soft.
  • Add garlic and mushrooms and cook for about another five minutes. Your kitchen will now smell heavenly. 
  • Add stock to the pot and stir.
  • Add thyme leaves and bay leaf and lower heat to simmer. 
  • Add chicken, kosher salt, and chickpeas to the pot and cook for about 30 minutes.
  • Take chicken breasts out of the soup and set aside to cool. Remove bay leaves.
  • Cut up or shred chicken and throw away the bones. Add chicken back to soup for about 15 minutes to warm chicken.
  • Add kale and simmer the soup for about five minutes.
  • Serve hot with a bowl of fresh parsley on the table for each person to add as much as they'd like.

Nutrition

Serving: 10Servings | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 855mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g