Organic Emily

Cold Remedy Chicken Soup

Immune Boost Chicken Vegetable Soup

I love this soup! I love the process of it too! From cooking the whole chicken for a few hours during the day with organic vegetables and herbs to actually making the soup itself. This soup is nutritionally dense, supports the immune system and digestion. We love to eat it with homemade sourdough bread!


For the Chicken and Broth

1 whole organic chicken

10 cups purified water like Reverse Osmosis

1 tablespoon sea salt

1 teaspoon peppercorns

1 onion, quartered

2 ribs celery

2 carrots

1 leek

1 small 3×5 or 4×6 muslin bag or mesh tea ball filled with 1 tablespoon each of all or your choice burdock root, dandelion root, milk thistle seeds, astragalus root, echinacea root. (you could even throw in the herbs and then strain. I like to put them in a bag because I throw it into the soup for a second decoction).


Cook the whole chicken with the salt, peppercorns, veggies and herbs on medium heat simmering for a few hours until the chicken meat is tender and falls off the bone. Strain into a bowl and shred the chicken. Set the chicken aside and measure out 8 cups of broth. Set aside.

For the Chicken Soup

2 tablespoons avocado oil

1 small onion chopped

1 head garlic chopped (set half aside)

2 tablespoons ginger finely chopped

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 large celery root chopped (or parsnips or even potatoes if you want)

6 large carrots chopped

4 celery stalks chopped

1 bunch flat leaf parsley chopped

On medium heat add the avocado oil to a large dutch oven pot. Saute the onion, half the garlic, ginger, salt and pepper for a few minutes. Add the carrots, celery, celery root and saute for a few more minutes. Add the broth and the muslin bag of herbs again. Simmer on medium until the vegetables are tender. Remove the bag of herbs and add the chicken and chopped parsley. Check to see if the soup needs more salt. Serve warm.




Emily Saddler

Emily is first a wife to her best friend Ryan, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of Utah and Traditional Naturopath outside of the state of Utah, master gardener, yoga/pilates instructor, certified clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist, and doula. She is a very passionate advocate of all things Mother Nature! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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