Glowing Turmeric Chicken Soup
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 4 quarts
This soup might be considered to have magical powers by some - others will just find it plain delicious!
  • 2 large chicken breasts, bone-in and with skin
  • 4 quarts water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  1. You'll need two stock pots, one to make the stock and the other to make the soup itself.
  2. In the first stock pot over medium high heat, place the raw chicken, water, bay leaves, and apple cider vinegar. Simmer for one hour and then remove chicken from stock.
  3. While stock is simmering, over medium heat in another stock pot, sauce the coconut oil along with the onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until translucent. Add the ginger, turmeric, and garlic.
  4. Strain stock into this soup pot and shred chicken breasts, removing skin and bones. Place chicken meat into soup, add lemon juice, and simmer for 10-20 more minutes.
  5. Serve hot with an extra side of lemon to squeeze into soup just before eating.
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