Immunity Booster Chicken Broth

This homemade immunity boosting chicken broth recipe is packed with nutritious ingredients and flavorful spices. Carrots, onions, leeks, and celery serve as the base, while lemongrass adds a citrusy and refreshing twist. Free range chicken is spiced with garlic, ginger, turmeric, and peppercorns to create a warm and comforting broth. Thyme, laurel leaves, and bay leaves add depth and complexity to the overall flavor profile. This broth is perfect for boosting your immune system and fighting off colds and flu.
Immunity Booster Chicken Broth 1 pinit
Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 2 hrs Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4 Calories: 130 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Halve the onion and heat a dry non-stick frying pan. Cook the onion, cut side down for 8 minutes on medium heat (the bottom of the onion may become browned).

  2. Meanwhile, chop the leeks, carrots, celery, and lemongrass into 1 inch (3cm) pieces. Crush the peppercorns with a spoon and peel the ginger and cut into slices.

  3. Heat the oil in a large soup pot and fry the ground turmeric 30 seconds. Place the chicken in the pot and pour in the water, then bring to the boil. Scoop off any foam with a spoon.

  4. Next, add in all the vegetables, pepper, thyme, bay leaves and half of the lemongrass, and half of the ginger and gently simmer for 2 hours on low heat. Scrape off any foam with a spoon.

  5. Take the chicken out of the broth and set aside and strain the broth. Allow the broth to cool to room temperature, and then place in the refrigerator so that the fat solidifies, and you can scoop it out with a spoon.

  6. In the meantime, remove the skin and meat from the chicken so that you can use it in other dishes, like pasta, salads or stews.

  7. Put the pot with the broth back on the heat. At this point add the rest of the ginger and lemongrass and let it simmer for 45 minutes on low heat.

  8. Remove the ginger and lemongrass, before serving or allow to cool to room temperature and freeze.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 130kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Protein 12g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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