Homemade chicken pasta soup to take care of that bad cold

    55 minutes

    super easy

    6 servings

    When you’re battling a bad cold, a steaming bowl of homemade chicken pasta soup can be just what the doctor ordered. This comforting and nourishing dish combines the healing properties of chicken, the soothing warmth of broth, and the wholesome goodness of vegetables and pasta. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and immune-boosting ingredients, this soup is designed to help you fight off that cold and find relief. So grab a bowl, cozy up, and let this healing soup work its magic.

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    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    6 cloves of garlic, minced
    1 yellow onion, diced or chopped
    2 large carrots, thinly sliced
    3 celery stalks, chopped
    1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
    1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    10 cups low sodium chicken broth, 80 oz approximately
    1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
    1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary
    0.25 teaspoon ground thyme
    0.50 teaspoon salt or to taste
    0.50 teaspoon freshly ground pepper or to taste
    0.50 cup De Cecco Acini De Pepe pasta
    8.5 oz can peas and carrots or just peas, drained (optional)



    Place a large dutch oven or pot over medium high heat and add in oil. Once oil is hot, add in garlic, onion, carrots and celery; cook for a few minutes until onion becomes translucent.
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    Next add in grated ginger and ground turmeric. Saute for 30 seconds to let the spices cook a bit, then add in chicken broth, chicken breast, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper.
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    Bring soup to a boil, then stir in pasta. You’ll want the chicken to be covered by the broth so make sure you stir them down to the bottom.
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    Reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
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    Once chicken is cooked, remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a cutting board to shred with two forks. Add chicken back to pot then stir in peas. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.
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    Stay hydrated and rest while enjoying this soup. It's also beneficial to add extra garlic or a pinch of cayenne pepper for added congestion relief.
    This recipe is versatile, so feel free to add your favorite vegetables or herbs to customize it to your liking. You can also make a larger batch and freeze the leftovers for future comforting meals.

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