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The Best Chicken Soup Recipe Ever

I know so many people who have been struggling with cold and flu season this year, so I thought why not share a cold fighting, comforting, chicken soup recipe that you can come back to year after year.

I’ve been a soup lover my whole life! I love coming up with new soup recipes. I’ve been trying to perfect my chicken soup recipe for ages, and it finally happened! This chicken soup recipe came together after my home was plagued by yet another cold virus. This is the best chicken soup that you will ever eat! It is the perfect recipe to make when you’re feeling sick. It has anti-inflammatory ingredients like ginger, garlic and turmeric. 

They say chicken soup is good for the soul- this is truly a soul soothing soup. Try my recipe, I guarantee it will be one of your favorite soups of all time!


  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  • 5 cloves of garlic (minced)

  • 1 yellow onion (diced)

  • 2 large carrots or 15 baby carrots (grated)

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

  • 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric

  • 6 cups chicken broth (I prefer the low sodium)

  • 1 pound of skinless chicken drumsticks (5)

  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher/coarse salt

  • 1 cup of pearl or Israeli couscous

  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Place a large pot over medium high heat and add in the oil. 

  2. Once the oil is hot, add in the garlic, onion, and carrots; cook for a few minutes, until the onion is translucent.

  3. Add in the grated ginger and turmeric. Sauté for about a minute to allow the spices to cook a bit.

  4. Add in the chicken broth, chicken drumsticks, and salt.

  5. Bring the soup to a boil, then stir in the couscous. Gently stir.

  6. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 35 minutes (the chicken should be fully cooked by then).

  7. Once chicken is cooked, remove the drumsticks and shred the meat off the bones with two forks.

  8. Add the chicken back to the pot of soup then stir.

  9. My mom always adds some freshly squeezed lemon juice to her bowl (I don't!) Bon appétit!

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