There is nothing like a bowl of chicken noodle soup when you’re sick.
Ironically, after being diagnosed with varying chronic health conditions, I stopped getting a lot of “colds”. My gut health was all over the place, but I had somehow built up a resistance to getting colds and flus.
The first time I experienced a “cold” it was actually just die-off from a protocol I was doing. I mostly just needed to slow down and rest, but my brain just wanted something comforting. The ultimate sick person comfort food. Chicken noodle soup.
I decided to improvise and try to add some zoodles to my soup (thinking I was a genius and the first person to ever come up with the idea) and I was in chicken-zucchini heaven.
Organic Chicken Tenderloins
I always aim to go for organic meat (even if I can’t afford organic produce). You want to avoid any antibiotics in your meat. I get mine in bulk from Costco, but your local grocery store should have some options as well.
This can be sweet or yellow. Whatever you’re feeling. Get crazy. Yellow onions are nutrient-dense with lots of Vitamin C.
I was lazy today and just grabbed baby carrots. Baby carrots or not, these guys are rich in beta-carotene, fiber, Vitamin K, and rich in antioxidants.
The “noodles”! High in Vitamin C, A, potassium, and manganese.
Broth or Stock
The real reason your grandmother’s chicken soup used to work and that Chick-Fil-A counterfeit doesn’t (ily chick). A natural source of collagen that soothes the lining of the digestive tract. It also has anti-aging effects. I can’t handle heavy duty bone broth, so I’ll just add a little Ancient Nutrition Pure Bone Broth to my soup.
Tools You’ll Need
Every great crafter of food and drink needs their go-to tools. For this recipe, there isn’t too much you’ll need. I will buy whole zucchinis and spiralize them myself because it ends up being cheaper that way.
- Here’s an affordable spiralizer
Plenty of places sell zucchinis pre-spiralized now if you don’t have one. You’ll also need a large saucepan, potentially a peeler, and containers to hold your leftovers in because you will have leftovers. 🙂
Makes 4 to 5 Servings of Soup
15 minPrep Time
1 hrCook Time
1 hr, 15 Total Time
- Organic Chicken Tenderloins (6-10)
- 6-8 Cups Chicken Broth or Stock (I use water and Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth )
- 1-2 Zucchini Squash
- 2 Cups of Carrots
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
- 1 Tsp Parsley
- 1 Garlic Clove or Garlic Powder
- 1 Fresh Ginger
- 1/2 Tbsp Turmeric
- Place the coconut oil in a large sauce pan and put on low to medium heat until oil melts.
- Wash and cut the onion. Place into the sauce pan once coconut oil has melted and stir for 5 minutes. Add salt and turmeric.
- Add in the broth or stock, chicken tenderloins, and spices. Stir occasionally for about 30-45 minutes.
- Add in carrots and zucchini spirals for 10-15 minutes.
- Let cool.
Yum, yum, yum!
If that isn’t comfort food, I don’t know what is. I will also always have this with some colloidal silver when I’m sick. It’s a fantastic way to give your immune system a boost. I like using Sovereign Silver because they’re affordable and easily accessible.
It seriously cuts my cold time in half.
What’s your comfort food when you are sick? Soup? Fried foods? No appetite?