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Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

bowl of spicy chicken noodle soupIn the 12th century the great physician and philosopher Maimonides prescribed herbal baths and chicken soup as remedies for the common cold.

More than 800 years later, the New England Journal of Medicine confirmed that Maimonides was right. Researchers found that chicken soup was a mild antibiotic, decongestant and throat soother. Chinese healers to this day also use chicken soup to treat colds, though they do add some herbs, like ginseng, to their brew.

To make a healing chicken soup simply add chicken, onion, carrots, pepper and a pinch of salt to a pot with water. Bring to a boil. Add a chilli pepper and garlic. Boil slowly until the chicken is soft and tender. Skim off the fat and pour through a sieve. Add a few squirts of lemon juice and serve steaming hot. Sip slowly.

Here’s one of my favourite chicken noodle soup recipes. To boost its cold fighting properties I add loads of ginger, garlic and chilli pepper.

Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup
 
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  • 1,5 litres chicken stock
  • 2 carrots, peeled, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 5 ml salt
  • 2 ml pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 chilli pepper, chopped
  • 150 g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 50 g raw egg noodles
  • 150 g cooked chicken, diced
  1. Bring stock to a boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the carrots, celery, spring onions, salt, pepper, ginger, garlic and chilli pepper. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the mushrooms and noodles. Add the chicken and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.

Hierdie resep is ook beskikbaar in Afrikaans.

3 thoughts on “Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. Heerlike sop veral vir die koue maande.
    Baie dankie.
    Willie

  2. Thanks Di-Di, this sounds delicious!

  3. Hi,
    this sound delicious, can it be frozen for future use. There are only 2 of us at home and that’s a lot of soup

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