Healing Chicken Soup.
Start by making the broth. Put the following in a large stock pot and cover with cold water.
- 1 whole chicken or pieces
- 2 tbsp black peppercorns
- 1-2 tbsp kosher salt
- 1-2 inches fresh ginger sliced
- 2-3 cloves garlic smashed with a knife
Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium, cover, and let cook for an hour.
Skim the top layer of fat and sediment off with a large spoon, pull out the chicken and let it cool on a platter, and strain the broth with a fine mesh sieve.
Return the broth to the (cleaned) stock pot. Now you're ready to make the soup.
Chop and drop your favorite vegetables. Here are mine!
- 2-3 large carrots I like large chunks
- 4-5 stalks celery
- 2 medium sweet yellow onions or one large
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook on medium for about 15 minutes, or until the veggies start to soften a bit.
Reduce to low and add your shredded chicken.
Serve with fresh dill, and more cracked pepper on top, if you like!
Freeze in individual containers for an easy, healthy lunch!