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Immunity-Boosting Turmeric Chicken Soup

This turmeric chicken soup includes carrots, parsnips, kale, bone broth, and more for an immunity-boosting powerhouse meal. It’s super quick and easy to make and is paleo, keto, AIP, and whole30.

 

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Is there anything more gratifying than a big bowl of chicken soup?

Truthfully, I don’t discriminate when it comes to chicken soup genre – I’ll eat it all (so long as it’s noodless…read: gluten-free)! Pho, ramen, classic Chicken and Rice Soup, Thai Chicken Soup, White Chicken Chili …You name it, I’m ON it!

I find the whole process of preparing a big batch of chicken soup and enjoying it for days on end to be incredibly therapeutic. The scents, the familiarity, the belly-feel…it’s all so pleasant and uncomplicated.

If you’re like me and you enjoy a big bowl of chicken soup during those chilly fall and winter evenings, you’re going to go BONKERS over this recipe. The basic premise is this is a classic chicken soup with the added pizzaz of turmeric, ginger, parsley, and kale for a nice antioxidant punch, giving you even more nutrients and flavor.

Immunity-Boosting Turmeric Chicken Soup with kale, carrots, parsnips, ginger, and bone broth. A superfood bowl of soup that happens to be paleo, keto, and whole30 | TheRoastedRoot.com #glutenfree

In addition, I add coconut milk to balance out the sting of the turmeric and ginger so you’re left with a beautifully flavored, oh-so satisfying bowl of yummy superfood.

This is a powerfully healing recipe for both preventing and getting rid of colds. Since cold and flu season is upon us, you’ll want to keep this one in your arsenal to stay on top of your immunity game, and to whip up when someone in your house gets sick.

In case you’re new to turmeric, I’ll give you a brief run-down about why it’s so cool.

Health Benefits of Turmeric:

  • Natural anti-inflammatory (great for those with autoimmunity, arthritis, or those looking to heal from something…anything!)
  • Packed with antioxidants, which helps eliminate free-radicals, thereby preventing disease, slowing down the aging process, and fighting cancer.
  • Boosts levels of your brain hormone, BDNF, which can help reverse and prevent brain-related illnesses like Alzheimer’s and depression.
  • May lower your risk of heart disease by improving the function of the endothelium (the lining of your blood vessels).

I will say, you can absolutely over-do it on turmeric, so be careful not to get too excited and add too much.

I find 1 teaspoon is the perfect amount for this soup, where you get a hint of the flavor but it is far from overpowering. If you’re a turmeric-loving badass, you can adjust up if you’d like.

Superfood Immunity-Boosting Turmeric Chicken Soup with ginger, bone broth, kale, carrots, and parsley. This nutrient-dense meal is paleo, keto, and whole30 | TheRoastedRoot.com #glutenfree

One of the best parts about chicken soup is it is incredibly easy to make, and doesn’t require very much hands-on time.

How to Make Turmeric Chicken Soup

Start by sautéing the vegetables in a large stock pot (I use my French oven). Add the chicken and allow it to brown for a few minutes.

Add the spices and stir well. You’ll want to continue sautéing everything until you can smell the turmeric.

Add the bone broth and coconut milk, cover, and cook at a simmer for at least 15 minutes, preferably 1 hour.

Once the soup is nice and flavorful, add the chopped kale leaves and stir them in. Continue cooking until they are nice and wilted.

Serve it up with your choice of crackers, bread, grilled cheese…however you like to eat your soup!

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Recipe Adaptations:

  • To make this recipe Low-FODMAP, omit the onion and garlic – don’t worry, the soup will still be plenty flavorful!
  • If you want to infuse this soup with even more vegetation, consider adding broccoli or cauliflower florets, or even bok choy.
  • Add ⅓ cup rice or quinoa for some grain action.
  • Add 1 Yukon gold potato or a small sweet potato for some veggie starch action.
  • I like using bone broth for maximum nutrients, but you can use regular chicken stock or even vegetable broth.

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I hope you enjoy this colorful display of belly-warming comfort food!

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Immunity-Boosting Turmeric Chicken Soup

Yield: 3 to 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory chicken soup recipe, great for a boost to the immune system!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and saute, stirring occasionally, until transluscent, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the carrots, parsnips, celery, and garlic and continue sauteeing, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened but still al dente, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped chicken and cook just long enough to brown the meat, about 2 to 3 minutes. 
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, stir well and cover. Cook at a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally, for at least 30 minutes (ideally one hour). Taste soup for flavor and add more sea salt if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*Omit onion and garlic to make Low-FODMAP

Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 278Total Fat 14gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 10gSugar 4gProtein 27g
Immunity-Boosting Turmeric Chicken Soup - an anti-inflammatory soup recipe with kale, carrots, onion, celery, chicken, and turmeric. Flavorful and delicious and packed with nutrients for a healthy meal!
Immunity-Boosting Turmeric Chicken Soup with carrots, parsnips, parsley, ginger, and bone broth - a powerhouse meal that is paleo, whole30, and keto. | TheRoastedRoot.com #glutenfree #healthy #paleo

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Ashley

Tuesday 21st of September 2021

Outstanding! Our whole family loves this soup! We like heat, so I added a little cayenne - just a preference. The recipe is amazing as it’s written. Thanks for a new family favorite!

Kelly Lowery

Thursday 12th of August 2021

Yummy!!! such a great recipe, thank you for sharing! I eat fodmap low for crohns and green onions are fine if you only use the green part(: Plus if you crave garlic, like I do, then there are some garlic infused oils you can sauté your veggies in too. *Namaste* -Kelly from yogamindovermatter.com

Megan G

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

Loved this! Had to leave out the parsnip because I accidentally put turnip on the grocery list instead and my boyfriend gets the groceries. 😂 Also added 1/4 cup of orzo in the last 10 mins and put the chicken in whole (shredded when done) because I didn’t want to cut it raw. Thanks so much!

Julia

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

Ooh, I love the idea of adding orzo! So happy you're enjoying the soup! As a side note, turnip will work in the soup too (in case you didn't end up adding it)! xoxoxo

Kathy Taylor

Saturday 6th of February 2021

OMG I read your whole recipe early this AM. I took advantage of all the comments, suggestions, and answers from you. Thank you for doing that too. I didn’t think I would like bone broth as the base but I said heck I will give it a try so many people loved it. Also not a fan of kale but we eat so much spinach I felt confident the kale would be a healthy change from spinach. So my hat is off to you this is best soup I have eaten in a long time! The only one thing I added was mushrooms. I would have still loved it without them too. Thank you again, definitely in my recipe rotation.

Julia

Sunday 7th of February 2021

I'm so happy you like it, Kathy! Thanks so much for the feedback! xoxo

Linda

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Can I swap the kale for something else and omit the parsnips please?

Julia

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Hi Linda,

Absolutely! You can use Swiss chard or spinach instead of kale (or leave the leafy greens out altogether), and use more carrot instead of the parsnip. Or swap it for turnips or potato. Hope you enjoy! xoxo

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