Glad everyone loved it. And made the house smell incredible! I have my leftover turmeric roots frozen and waiting! My family of 5 inhaled it and said the only problem with it is that I didn’t double the recipe!! I skipped the ginger and added kale. Going to make it today. Best chicken soup is right! (My son-in-law is from India and cooks it for us frequently.) Hi! Thank you. Turned out amazing! But maybe don’t need to do that with couscous? Also I used dried coriander and a bit of curry powder instead of turmeric. I added a little fresh lemon grass to brighten it up even more. . I’m making it today – it’s a chilly autumn day and the menfolk have manflu – what better thing to feed them than the magic potion! I liked this so much I’m going to use it, minus the couscous as my base for matza ball soup next Passover. This may cause the chicken to end up tough because it becomes overcooked. I loved the seasonings; they all blended very well together. Thanks Monique! So cozy and full of nutrition. Such a great, healing soup. Really good recipe! The turmeric and and ginger put this soup on an entirely new plane, along with the rosemary and thyme, of course. :). The best part isn’t just how delicious this chicken soup is, but also how wonderful the anti-inflammatory, cold-fighting ingredients are. I bought a huge bag of Quinoa at Costco. Delicious!!!! I could taste all the aromatics, and the chicken, though it took a bit longer to cook for me because my pieces were pretty big, was tender. October 30, 2020 at 2:18 pm. Offensive. I will try making this recipe. To be honest with you, this is the best Chicken soup l have ever eaten. Thanks for this delicious recipe! Return meat to pot. Parents nowadays aren’t teaching kids respect like our parents did. Do you know if this soup freezes well, even with the couscous added? I made this yesterday and it is SO FLAVORFUL! This is a wonderful soup that my whole family loved (ages 5 to 42). If you like more broth in soup, maybe add an extra cup or so. So happy to hear that Rhonda. Serve hot. I added a tea spoon of cayenne pepper. And thank you for the feedback . Happy to hear that Jan! Thanks for the great recipe! I was exhausted but it was worth it. Thank you very much. I didn’t have couscous so I used some brown rice elbow macaroni. Yum! I was on the verge of getting better, then all of a sudden I took a turn for the worst and spent an entire weekend sneezing, coughing and barely able to breathe. Thanks for sharing! I know anyone who tries this recipe will thoroughly enjoy it! This is delicious and one I will definitely make again. I can’t find the pearl couscous here in Canada. for the noodles just break up some spaghetti pasta with hands into small lengths. They were super tender and pulled apart easily. Either way, I enjoyed the ease and tastiness. So happy to hear that! Sorry to hear you didn’t like it! Once oil is hot, add in garlic, onion, carrots and celery; cook for a few minutes until onion becomes translucent. This was the best soup I have ever made, thank you! How big is a serving, 1 cup, 1 1/2 cups? Delicious! Your soup has a lovely flavor. I think it will freeze just fine with the couscous , This soup was absolutely delicious!! When I took the chicken out to shred I added the noodles and replaced the lid. It is! Such a delicious way to use up leftovers from Thanksgiving! My husband has a cold so I thought this would be a good meal for healing. Loved this soup, as did my three teenage girls. Any ideas? Great recipe, family liked it. It was a lot of work grating the fresh tumeric and ginger and I was very disappointed. It’s the perfect chicken noodle soup upgrade so glad the kids love it! Hope you love this one – perfect for rainy weather! The first time I made it the couscous was overdone. We attach meaning to them. The flavor was excellent and the chicken was very tender. My hubby said he loved it and totally loved the aroma. I’ve made it so many times now and it is so simple, easy, and sooo delicious. Minutes after I started eating this delicious soup, my symptoms started to decrease rapidly. Thank you so much for sharing. The only alteration I make is extra broth because by the next day the pearl noodles really soak it up. Should I cook it all together and remove the bones afterward, or should I make a stock from my chicken and then make the soup with the stock later, adding in the cooked chicken at the end…? Made this for dinner tonight, and SOOOOO good!!!!!! Glad you enjoyed . Even my husband doesn’t like soup and really like this one. In all my years of making soup it has never occurred to me to use chicken breast! Love, love, loved the flavor! Would recommend to anyone looking for a cozy meal — whether you’re sick or not! So much flavor and packed with good for you stuff. How do I tone it down? Thanks! I think the combination of turmeric and ginger – along with the amount of garlic used – really takes this to another level. I did find it to be too thick for me and next time would try reducing the couscous to maybe 1/3-1/2 cup. God bless you. It really works. After the chicken cooks for 20 mins in the soup I take it out & shred it& discard the skin. This recipe was fantastic! But you could always add cooked couscous to each bowl if you prefer. ), will add a salad and a panini and call it dinner! This soup is a bomb!!. I made with some alphabet shaped pasta I had since the soup was mostly for my sick kiddo. Elise and Angel, get off your high horse(s) and get a life. 3 times now I have made this soup and it doesn’t disappoint. In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. <3. LOVE IT. I just made this soup, and can say is a winner! Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. I am counting calories. This is now my go-to chicken soup recipe – thank you! Hope you find some other recipes here that you love! This chicken soup in the crockpot recipe is the best! Thank you thank you thank you , Hi Shannon! If you try it, I suggest adding in the last 5 minutes of cooking. Lives up to it’s name! I double the recipe and eat it for days—- so delicious and nutritious. i made this and it was YUMMO!! If you are thinking about making it, think no further. I would give it 10/10. I transferred that to the Slow Cooker along with the chicken, stock and herbs. I think I’ll probably be in the eye of the storm for the next few days, but glad I have this to give me some nutrients and hopefully shorten the life of this sickness. Next time I would add more onion and carrot. If you click the button that says “Show Comments” right underneath where you submit your own comment you’ll see them all. It would be great if you could “make it go away” by somehow deleting those “non-food” posts so that we can totally focus on the great food you are creating. Just made this soup and it was amazing! Anytime someone starts with the sniffles it’s requested that I make it. Eating in FL! Very delicious just one question! I love any reason to use ginger and turmeric, and omg those little pearls are so cute! Added some chickpeas to soup, too. Hope you get a chance to try it! Finally, the Israeli couscous really added to the texture and heartiness. It truly is the best chicken soup I’ve ever had. More than a couple of days and it is toast. The dumplings sound delicious . This is straight up amazing. I truly never comment on FB, but if you can’t tolerate the rather tame “curse” words that have been found with a fine-toothed comb you should simply stop reading the posts. Hope it turns out as good as the photo looks. I love this soup and have made it about 3 dozen times!! It was a ton of fun to make! I added a lot more chicken stock – probably 1 1/2 cups, as that was to my liking! thanks very much. I don’t consider myself to be a soup person, but it’s delicious. Definitely recommend! I couldn’t find pearl or Israeli couscous anywhere so I cooked some rice and threw that in my bowl before I poured the soup on top. Everyone loved it! Glad you enjoyed even with dried herbs . Made in Chicago during quarantine on a snowy day and it was just perfect! I did not have couscous so used noodles instead. OMG! I’ve been searching for an amazing chicken soup recipe forever! I followed this to a T except I did not have thyme or couscous. This soup is amazing!!! Don’t have these fresh and wanna try it. This recipe is my favorite, really! I’ve made some stellar chicken soups, and some not so stellar. Glad you loved this one Brittney! It needs a little acid, and adding 1/2 lemon makes it simply perfect. I can’t wait to try it! hi your soup looks so yummy can you tell me what Israel couscous?? I’m curious if you’ve ever tried with farro? Perhaps make couscous and add to each bowl?? This is the most delicious soup! I was a little tired when I made it so I let it set overnight. I am not a cook! My all-time favorite glad you enjoyed! Such a delicious recipe! The prep time was much longer then 10 minutes but what else do I have to do? the best soup ever yummy yummy yummy. He LOVES this chicken soup!! I did only allow it to cook 15 minutes at a simmer.) Easy and quick – the taste is great. So hearty and flavorful. It’s my absolute go-to – enjoy all winter . Your email address will not be published. I’m so happy I came across this recipe & tried it! When it came to having to shred 2 pounds of chicken I found a shortcut on the web – put all the chicken breasts into a large bowl and with a hand mixer put some pressure in the middle of the each piece of chicken one at a time in in less than 4 minutes, you’ll have perfectly shredded chicken! The BEST chicken noodle soup you’ll ever make, with options for making a simple homemade chicken broth and homemade egg noodles!. I only wish I could have gotten my hands on a ginger root, but none of my stores are carrying them during COVID-19. I used 4 chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken and since my boyfriend does not like onions I put 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic instead. This is unclear to me. I am an herbalist with a hubby who has a heart problem, so we eat very healthy, as much as we can. In a large soup pot, bring 32 ounces of chicken stock and 4 cups of water to a boil. I double the recipe for a weekly meal prep and freeze it. So happy the whole family loves it, too! I made a batch last night thinking I might freeze some for later — but just might finish it all over the course of the next few days!! This time I’m adding it in last (when you suggested adding the frozen peas)! I might suggest chopping everything up even smaller. This recipe is amazing. It was so good that even her toddler loves it! It is pure comfort soup. Loved this soup! Absolutely amazing! Absolutely love this recipe! Wow, best chicken soup by far that I ever have ever eaten. I dont think I can do it before ( I rarely cooked any thing) Thank you for your post. Scrumptious chicken soup and so easy to prepare. David and I both home sick and like you, love a great chicken soup. This one’s great for customizing. It turned out perfectly. I can’t wait to make it again!! The smell of the fresh ginger and tumeric while it was bubbling away was amazing. And this one is so nourishing for a cold. But tastes absolutely devine and will make many times! Very good, love the flavour although I did have to sub all the fresh herbs for dried which probably changes the flavour a bit. Perfect for any time of the year. Turned out perfect — so flavourful. The soup was delicious! Reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Another great recipe! Did not have any couscous so I used orzo. Only issue I had was with the pearl cous cous expanding so it wasn’t like soup after the first day. My new favorite chicken soup! I find this soup and the broth perfectly seasoned with all of the spices involved. The couscous is the best! You can feel free to use less broth for a thicker soup! My husband had two bowls. I don’t want my allergies to interrupt my day. The flavor is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it and helping me get over the hurdle of whole chickens! So glad this helped – I hope you’re doing better! Dried herbs are stronger. I have always had a passion for cooking and over the years I have made so very many variation recipes of the quintessential Chicken Soup…..but this recipe…..took it to a level of perfection that I didn’t expect and I made exactly as written, the most delicious, healthy Chicken Soup ‘ever’! I am Gluten Free so we used Whole Foods’ GF animal noodles instead (cooked outside the soup and then added when served to avoid them getting too mushy). No kidding! Comforting just like the soup you know (but with some extra goodness). So happy to hear that! The ingredient combo is delicious and the seasoning is spot on. So glad the whole family liked it. I have celery seeds? Wondering if you or anyone has done this in the crockpot? The couscous really has a noodle-like feel to this soup but feel free to add in noodles in place of the couscous. It’s so easy, and full of yummy healthy ingredients. I will make this another 826 times. I had made it without and with both are nice. Thank you! Highly recommend. Thanks for stopping by to fuel your health journey! Love this soup! My absolute favorite for a reason . Have you made this soup with quinoa to make it gluten free? We have just finished our large bowls of delish soup and I decided to post… rarely do. I couldn’t find Israeli couscous in my grocery store, so I substituted whole wheat orzo. So glad your Instant Pot worked out for this . Thank you for bringing me back memories of my childhood! Sorry. Thank you for sharing your recipe. It smells divine. I am going to the store now as l am writing this to purchase Rosemary/ thyme to prepare it three consecutive days. Next time I’ll remember to add the peas! Do you have a chicken broth you recommend? Great idea to add some spinach . This recipe isn’t really meant to taste like Indian food – I just use ginger and turmeric in it for their anti-inflammatory, cold-fighting properties (as you’ll read in the post). Love it!! My ‘adopted’ daughter wanted the recipe to take back to her Dad. This soup is just what I needed while home sick- I will keep this in my rotation! Had it in a bottle, at least. ); Soothing Garlic Soup – A favorite for immune-boosting soup with a chicken broth base; Egg Drop Soup – Soothing soup in 10 minutes (and with the added benefits of … Also…if you’re using dried ingredients…for ginger..what would the measurements be? So happy you love it! I can now say that I can make soup!!! Thank you for following along . I made the soup and it was just just delicious! I made this soup for a friend who had a really bad cold and I wanted to help build up her immune system and provide a delcious comforting meal. I hope your husband and friend are feeling better! Thank you for the recipe! I am printing it out to save to make again – which is rare, but it was just that good. I made this last night and the whole family requested that it become a staple. LOVED this recipe!! Thank you for your awesome recipe!!!!! Absolutely delicious. The dried thyme I mixed right in to the soup but the dried rosemary I made a sachet and added it like that so that my kids wouldn’t complain about thick rosemary pieces in the soup, In any case, this was by far the best chicken soup I’ve ever had. But very good stuff. It plumps up really nice and has some added nutritional benefits. Glad you loved this . My absolute go-to and the perfect cure for sickness. So glad you both loved this one Be well! The peas really are great addition and my whole family loves this soup! So happy you found it, and great for freezing, too. Felt like I was drinking medicine for the body. I took off a star because surprisingly the broth was bland in the end. This is the best chicken soup! I actually don’t calculate sodium content! I don’t have any and I don’t know what kind of flavor it adds. With the broth AND the soup made from scratch in under an hour, you will be craving this often! Followed the instructions to the letter (using homemade chicken stock). Turmeric and ginger were a great addition to this classic. Thanks! We have been trying to eat meals that give us as many goodies as possible….this us a fabulous soup!!! So I’ve made this soup twice now and it is definitely the best chicken soup I’ve ever had in my life!!! Absolutely right, Allie. So glad you enjoyed! Probably the best soup recipe I have tried! Maryanne. 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