Tasty Healing Chicken and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Tasty Healing Chicken and Vegetable Soup Recipe

This delicious bone broth soup is a meal in one.  It supports the immune system and is great for building energy, and repairing the digestive system and a leaky gut. It is an easy “chop & chuck” kind of meal.  Great in the lead up to winter to strengthen your resistance to colds and flu.


1 large medium onion diced

1 leek chopped

Approximately 1-2 thumbs of ginger (more or less if you like)

2-3 big cloves of garlic chopped

Dried shitake mushrooms. If whole, 5-6 chopped. If already sliced 1-4 cup.  An age old immune stimulating mushroom.

Stock (either homemade or massel chicken stock cube  – 1 cube)

Chicken (either use 3-4 organic chicken legs with skin off; or chicken carcass plus organic chicken meat as extra added).  Cooking with bones supports repair of digestive lining and builds immunity & energy.

Miso paste – available from health food stores (as extra flavouring/stock, and for digestive support) 1 desert spoon

Vegetables – 1 large carrot; 1 capsicum; 1 zuccini; 1 head of broccoli; handful green fresh beans; ½ cup of sweet potato or pumpkin chopped;  1 bunch of coriander or parsley; 2-3 sticks celery with green leafy tops on ends. Or whatever extra vegetables you prefer.  Optional:  ¼ cup of brown basmati rice.


  1. Sauté the ginger, garlic, leek, onion in some rice bran oil then add stock cube
  2. Add  chicken, then celery, pumpkin/potato, carrot, zucchini, capsicum, shitake mushrooms; chopped coriander roots and half bunch coriander/or parsley (other half to add at the end).  Bring to boil, then place on low, simmer  for 1-2 hours, adding enough water to cover.  Place lid on.  Add rice now if wanted.
  3. After cooked for 1-2 hours, take out bones (removing edible meat and returning meat to pot), add chopped beans, chopped broccoli and miso paste (1-2 desert spoons stirred through).  May need to add a little more water.
  4. Turn off heat and keep lid on while added veg is steaming in the soup, without boiling.
  5. When broc and beans are cooked lightly, eat & enjoy! A splash of good dark olive oil can be added on top with a handful of fresh coriander or parsley.  Yum!

Makes approx 4-6 bowls of soup….better to eat it within 2 -3 days.  It isn’t great frozen as the vegetables lose their freshness. Aim to have it as a gut building medicine 1-3 times a week and to strengthen a weakened immunity.  I have it all year round. Enjoy!

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