• Kim Spiezio

Healing Chicken Soup

Updated: Feb 20, 2020

This soup has lots of garlic and salty warm broth, two ingredients that Dr Oz recently claimed that, with rest, helps to fight against the symptoms of a common cold. For added protein to satiate your appetite... you know... "feed a cold" and all, I use bone broth instead of traditional chicken broth. And, for a fun twist, use alphabet macaroni instead of orzo. Another tip to keep it simple is to use a garlic press instead of chopping your garlic... it will save time and you won't get all that garlic under your fingernails!

Here is the recipe adapted over the years from Chicken Alphabet Soup, Sunset Homemade Soups, 1985, pg 74.


2 TBSP regular olive oil

1 large yellow onion, chopped

8 cups chicken bone broth

4 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped

1/2 tsp thyme leaves

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1 TBSP dried parsley

3 medium sized carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

1/2 cup orzo or other small macaroni

1 small zucchini, chopped

1 can diced tomatoes, drained

The meat from one rotisserie chicken, shredded or coarsely chopped

Shredded Parmesan cheese ( as garnish)

Heat oil over medium heat in a 4-5 quart heavy pot. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft. (about 10 minutes) Add stock, garlic, thyme, pepper, and parsley. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in carrots and macaroni; simmer uncovered, until macaroni and carrots are tender. (about 10 minutes). Stir in zucchini, diced tomato, and chicken; heat until steaming. Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese. (Makes about 6 servings)

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