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Chicken Soup - best remedy for colds and flu

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Chicken soup or broth is an age-old remedy for colds, flus and throat pain. It instantly warms the body and can be safely consumed during fever. It gives energy, protein, nourishment, and helps in fluid replenishment when appetite is low due to cold and cough.



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Clear Chicken soup


Every winter, my family drinks lots of chicken soup and is a favorite irrespective of age.

Ingredients

The ingredients do not have a specific quantity. Just go on popping them into the saucepan.

Chicken bones OR neck pieces
Whole spices like cinnamon, star anise, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaf, cardamoms, all of these crushed roughly
Fennel seeds
Salt
Lemon grass leaves
Ginger, mashed
Garlic, mashed
Onions, roughly chopped
Carrots
Chopped coriander
Chopped mint (optional)
Lots of water
Big saucepan with a lid



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Spices



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Veggies


Method

Clean the chicken. I prefer to remove the skin to cut down on the fat. But it is a personal preference.

In the saucepan, add all the ingredients and enough water.



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how to make chicken soup


Cover and let it come to a boil. Now lower the heat and continue to simmer.

You will notice a foamy scum forming on the surface. Carefully remove it and discard.



how to make chicken soup
Remove the foamy scum


Close the cover and continue to simmer on low for about an hour. For best results, simmer for 3-4 hours.

Strain and serve hot. Sprinkle some pepper for added taste.



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Leftover soup can be stored in the freezer for over a month. Use it as stock in gravy dishes for extra flavor.

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