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Organic chicken soup

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Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef, shares a tasty recipe for a chicken soup with ingredients specifically selected to help strengthen the immune system and to help fight cold, flu and allergies.

Why it’s good:
The ingredients in my chicken soup have been specifically selected to help strengthen the immune system and to help fight cold, flu and allergies.

Garlic and ginger are antimicrobial herbs that may help to relieve symptoms of cold and flu, stimulate circulation and boost the immune system.  

Chicken is a great source of complete protein which provides amino acids necessary to fight disease and strengthen your immune system. 

Mushrooms add a vitamin B12 kick for a healthy metabolism and will give you energy, whist spinach helps to alkalinize the body, creating the perfect environment for your cells to nourish and heal. 

Serves 4


  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 bunch coriander root, washed and finely chopped
  • 400 g organic skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 500 ml low salt chicken or vegetable stock
  • 500 ml water
  • A few good handfuls of baby spinach leaves
  • 300 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
  • Coriander leaves to garnish

Combine the garlic, stock, ginger, coriander root, stock, water, chicken and mushroom into a large pot and bring to the boil.
Simmer over a medium to low heat for 8 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse into the stock.
Add the coriander, spinach and lime just before serving. Taste the soup and season slightly with tamari soy sauce.
Ladle the soup into deep bowls and enjoy.

Wheat free – gluten free – low GI – immunity – protein

Teresa Cutter is one of Australia’s leading authorities on healthy cooking. A qualified chef with over 20 years experience, fitness trainer as well as studying nutrition at Deakin university, Teresa has combined her knowledge on food, diet and exercise to specialize in developing healthy recipes for people who love food, who love to eat and who have made a conscious decision to maximize their health and well-being. Visit for more information.