Chicken Noodle Soup with Ginger

Chicken Noodle Soup with Ginger
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When my family is sick, chicken soup is my go-to meal for them. The addition of ginger bumps up the soothing nature of this soup by helping to sooth upset tummies and the flavor is subtle enough to not overpower the rest of the dish.

Chicken Noodle Soup with Ginger

Chicken Noodle Soup with Ginger

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 351kcal
Author While It's Cooking
Cost $10

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion cut into quarters
  • 3 stalks celery cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 carrots cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 large ginger root peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 rotisserie chicken skin and breasts removed (save breasts for another dish)
  • 2 tsp herbs de provence
  • .5 pound pasta (about half a box or bag of your favorite noodle soup pasta - I like bowties or egg noodles)

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in stock pot over medium heat and saute chopped onions, celery, and ginger until onions are translucent.
  • Add approximately 1 cup of water to pot to deglaze the pot and cook off the browned flavorful bits off the bottom.
  • Stir in the rest of the water, chicken bouillon, and herbs de provence.
  • After skin and chicken breasts have been removed from the rotisserie chicken, add it to the pot and bring to a slow boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours.
  • Using colander, strain all the solids from your stock pot into another large soup pot.
  • Put soup with broth back on stove top and set heat to medium. Add pasta and cook until pasta is al dente (time varies depending on pasta you are using).
  • While pasta is cooking, pick meat of chicken thighs, wings, etc. and shred into small, bite-size pieces where necessary. Set aside.
  • When pasta is al dente, ladle pasta and broth into soup bowls. Add shredded chicken to any bowls where tummies can handle a protein (just serve pasta and broth - or just broth) to anyone whose stomach is still queasy.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
Make it a Meal…

Since this tends to be a sick day food for my family, it is usually served solo (maybe with some saltine crackers on the side).  Chamomile has also been found to help reduce vomiting and upset stomachs.  Chamomile tea is a great option to help hydrate the sick person while settling their stomach.  If the person is still suffering from nausea, take small sips every 10-15 minutes so they don’t throw it back up.

While It’s Cooking…

Since ancient times, people have turned to ginger as a cure-all for everything from pain to nausea. It’s not just an old wives’ tale, either. StudiesTrusted Source have shown that ginger can be a very effective treatment for some kinds of stomach upset.

A natural anti-inflammatory, ginger is available in many forms, all of which can help.

Source: 7 Natural Remedies for Your Upset Stomach, Healthline

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While It's Cooking

I love cooking. Always have. As a busy mother of two young kids, oftentimes the best time I have to pick up a cookbook or explore a new idea is while food is cooking. Sometimes I use that time to explore more about the meal I am preparing - the food, the traditions, the culture. Sometimes I use that time to figure out what I'm going to cook next and delve deeper into ingredients and techniques to experiment with. Usually while I'm cooking my family leaves me alone in the kitchen and I can enjoy a rare moment to myself. One of my favorite times of the day is "While It's Cooking."

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