Healing Chicken Soup

Healing Chicken Soup

This healing soup is one of the most nutritious and nourishing meals around. It’s one of my go-to meals for when anyone in the family feels a bit run down and really is food for the soul. A good dose of protein and a rainbow of carbohydrate and fibre-rich vegetables — what more could you ask for in a meal?

Serves: 4



Healing Chicken Soup

By: Georgia Harding

This healing chicken soup is one of the most nutritious and nourishing meals around, perfect for when you feel run down – it really is food for the soul!


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  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed or finely grated
  • 5cm ginger root, finely grated
  • 8 boneless & skinless chicken thighs, diced
  • 1L chicken stock or bone broth
  • 1½ tsp sea salt (if your broth is already salted, reduce to taste)
  • 10 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • ½ broccoli, broken into florets
  • 2 red capsicums, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • Bunch fresh coriander leaves, chopped


  • Place a large pan over a moderate heat and add the oil, garlic, ginger and chicken thighs. Stir-fry for 5 mins until the chicken looks translucent.
  • Add the broth, sea salt and shiitake mushrooms and bring to a simmer for another 5 mins.
  • Add the carrot, broccoli, capsicum and zucchini and cook for 5 more mins to slightly soften the vegetables.
  • Check the seasoning. Sea salt really brings out the flavour in this simple soup.
  • Serve in bowls topped with the fresh coriander leaves.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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