Chicken Ginger Soup

Chicken Ginger Soup

Chicken Ginger Soup

Most people who go on GAPS do so because they felt pretty bad in the first place! You don’t want to have to do elaborate cooking every day. If you can stock up on the basics, you’ll be in for a lot of easy meals. Here’s another simple soup I’ve been enjoying while I heal. I got a bit overzealous with my veggies this time but I promise the stock is in there!

ps – you don’t have to be on a special diet to enjoy soup!

Chicken Ginger Soup

Ingredients

  • Chicken stock
  • Chopped carrots
  • Broccoli (or cauliflower) florets
  • Chicken – either saved from cooking in stock or leftovers from a roasted or crock-pot chicken
  • Fresh ginger – 2 slices about the size of a penny
  • Salt

Put stock in pot and add the slices of ginger and salt. Chop carrots and add to the stock. Trim broccoli to remove fibrous parts. Cook carrots and broccoli in the stock at a slow boil until they are almost soft. Chop up your cooked chicken and add to the soup. Serve!

This post is part of Health 2day Wednesday, Fresh Bites Friday, Lunchbox Love, and Living Well.

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4 comments to Chicken Ginger Soup

  • Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing w/ Healthy 2Day Wednesday! Hope to see you back next week!

  • Ceej

    This is just what I will make for lunch tomorrow! Maybe even breakfast. Just curious but what is the longest that you’ve kept leftover cooked chicken before using it? My leftover roasted meat seems to get “gamey” tasting after a day in the fridge and I’m wondering if ginger (which I love) will be my ticket out of my leftovers woes. Thanks
    -CeeJ

    • Hi Ceej,
      We keep cooked meat up to about 5 days. I haven’t noticed a real gamey taste, but then again, I like gamey meat more than most people. I wonder if your meat is getting dried out and that’s the problem?

      Cooking leftover meat in broth does make it tender again, and the strong flavor of ginger definitely impregnates the whole soup. Please let me know how it works out for you!

  • Ceej

    I did make some the following day! My 12 month old and I enjoyed it to the last drop. The gamey flavor mellowed out with the ginger as you mentioned and I added 4 day leftover chicken which tasted perfect to me. I think my husband may have pointed out the smell at first which made my taste buds a little nervous. Thank you for this recipe, it has inspired me to use up leftovers more efficiently.

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