Liquids, like soup, can help combat dehydration during illness. And hot soup produces steam that can help break up nasal congestion and keep your nasal passages moist. Many recipes for chicken soup also contain garlic, which has antibiotic and antiviral properties that may help fight a cold or infection.But the most powerful effect may simply be the comfort of sitting down to a bowlful of memories, and there's nothing more soothing than that.
here's a simple and heart warming chicken soup recipe:-
1 stick carrot cut into bite size or you may grate it if you like (if grated add this last)
2inch of celery finely cut
2 potatoes diced (bite size)
2 tomatoes cut into large wedges (the redder the soup the better so more tomatoes are allowed)
2pcs of boneless chicken cut into small piece (you can add more chicken if you like and please add in the carcass if you have any it'll add to the flavour)
3 cloves garlic sliced thinly
1 1/2 inch ginger sliced thinly (its ok to add more - more healing power!)
1tbs vege oil
salt & sugar to taste
black pepper *optional
- heat the oil in medium heat and saute the garlic and ginger until fregrant.
- add in water, chicken and salt to taste. let it simmer.
- then add in all the other ingredients, occasionally stir the soup
- let it reduce the soup a little then its ready to serve…
its like making chicken stock except that we don’t use bay leaf here.