Soups & Salads

Best-Ever Chicken Soup

Posted: October 19

Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Is there anything more comforting than chicken soup? Whether you feel a little run down, a bit chilly, or just a tad hungry, chicken soup can make you feel so much better. This Best-Ever Chicken Soup elevates a household favorite into something truly magical! Juicy, shredded chicken swims with tender, earthy vegetables and fluffy couscous in a savory broth. You'll find yourself sipping the broth from the bowl, you won't want to waste a single drop of the Best-Ever Chicken Soup!


1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
6 cloves of garlic, minced
2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
2 large carrots, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon turmeric, grated, or 1 teaspoon turmeric, ground
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
1 pound chicken breast or thighs, boneless and skinless
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon thyme, chopped and stems removed
1 teaspoon rosemary, freshly chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup pearl or Israeli couscous
2/3 cup frozen peas, optional


Step 1

Set a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat, then add in the oil.

Step 2

Once the oil heats, add in the onion, garlic, celery, and carrots, cooking for a few minutes or until the onion is translucent.

Step 3

Then, add in the grated turmeric and grated ginger.

Step 4

For 30 seconds, sauté, allowing the spices to become fragrant.

Step 5

Next, add in the chicken, chicken broth, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

Step 6

Bring to a boil, making sure to stir the chicken down to the bottom of the pot so the broth covers it fully.

Step 7

Reduce to medium-low heat, letting it simmer for 20-25 minutes, uncovered until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 8

While the chicken simmers, stir in the couscous so it cooks according to the suggested cook time.

Step 9

Once the chicken is done, remove with a slotted spoon and move to a cutting board.

Step 10

With a fork, shred the chicken.

Step 11

Return the shredded chicken back into the pot and stir in the frozen peas, if using.

Step 12

Adjust the seasonings to taste, then serve.

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