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Healing Chicken Turmeric Soup

by Heather

Healthy golden healing chicken turmeric soup is everything you want when you’re searching for comfort and nourishment together. In this warming great recipe, we are combining loads of veggies, protein-packed chicken, turmeric, ginger, and all the goodness of bone broth. The little secret ingredient (red curry paste) pairs so well with turmeric and coconut milk. It’s a big hit with the whole family – the kind of soup you’ll want to sip this soup up over and over again! 

Thank you to Perfect Supplement for sponsoring this recipe!  All opinions and thoughts are my own.

Healing Chicken Turmeric Soup

Healing chicken soup with ginger and turmeric

Whether I am under the weather with a sore throat or am just looking for a feel-good delicious recipe, soup is always one that I always gravitate towards.

This warming bowl is so comforting, especially when the weather is a bit chilly.

I am all about adding more goodness to my meals, and this soup does just that.

It has tons of flavor, nourishment for the whole body, and so many good-for-you ingredients – the best chicken soup!

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What makes this nutritious soup so healing and good for you?

Bone broth – Perfect Supplements bone broth powder gives you all the goodness you would find in homemade bone broth like collagen, glucosamine, and all the other natural ingredients. Gut healing properties and nourishing! I love that the only ingredient is simply organic free-range chicken bone broth powder. You know what you’re getting with zero added fillers.

Chicken – Protein-packed with needed amino acids, full of vitamins and minerals, and helps with feeling full for longer

Turmeric – Turmeric is naturally full of anti-inflammatory properties

Ginger – Ginger is loaded with antioxidants which are important for a healthy immune system

Kale – Kale is full of fiber, vitamin C, K, iron, calcium, antioxidants and so much more (and it’s just so tasty!)

healing chicken soup with ginger and turmeric

Healthy ingredients you’ll need for this recipe

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How to make this healing chicken soup recipe

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

  1. Heat a large dutch oven (or a large pot) to medium heat and add the ghee. Once melted, add the chicken breast, ½ tsp sea salt, and ½ tsp pepper. Sear on one side for 4-5 minutes, flip, and sear on the other side for 4-5 minutes. You’re looking for a nice golden color on the chicken.
  2. Add the onion, celery, and carrots into the pot, along with the remaining sea salt and pepper. Saute the veggies with the chicken for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Next, pour in the broth. Stir in the turmeric, thyme, bay leaf, and red curry paste. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
  4. Remove the chicken from the soup and turn the heat off. Shred chicken, or dice tit into bite-size pieces. Stir in the kale and coconut milk. Next stir in the bone broth powder. Lastly, add the chicken pieces back into the soup.
  5. Serve as is, with your favorite crusty bread, or even over rice!

Watch me make this homemade chicken soup

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this good chicken soup recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Ghee – Butter, olive oil, and avocado oil are all good alternatives.

Chicken breast – You can substitute chicken thighs for the chicken breast, or purchase a rotisserie chicken and remove the chicken meat from it. Cooking a whole chicken at home and using the chicken from it will work too! Turkey works too! You can also make this soup vegetarian and add a can of chickpeas instead of using chicken.

Fresh garlic – If you don’t have fresh cloves of garlic on hand, use dried garlic.

Fresh ginger – Dried ginger will work here too.

Vegetable broth – Don’t have vegetable broth on hand? You can use chicken broth or even just water – the soup will still be incredibly flavorful!

Coconut milk – Can’t use coconut milk? Use heavy cream instead.

Kale – Swiss chard or spinach are good alternatives to kale. Amp up the veggies and add diced sweet potatoes into the mix.

Turn this into a chicken noodle soup by adding a package of egg noodles!

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Healing Chicken Turmeric Soup

Healthy golden healing chicken turmeric soup is everything you want when you’re searching for comfort and nourishment together. In this warming great recipe, we are combining loads of veggies, protein-packed chicken, turmeric, ginger, and all the goodness of bone broth. The little secret ingredient (red curry paste) pairs so well with turmeric and coconut milk. It’s a big hit with the whole family – the kind of soup you’ll want to sip this soup up over and over again! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bone broth, chicken, kale, soup, turmeric
Servings: 6
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a large dutch oven (or a large pot) to medium heat and add the ghee. Once melted, add the chicken breast, ½ tsp sea salt, and ½ tsp pepper. Sear on one side for 4-5 minutes, flip, and sear on the other side for 4-5 minutes. You’re looking for a nice golden color on the chicken.
    how to make healing chicken soup
  • Add the onion, celery, and carrots into the pot, along with the remaining sea salt and pepper. Saute the veggies with the chicken for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute.
    how to make healing chicken soup
  • Next, pour in the broth. Stir in the turmeric, thyme, bay leaf, and red curry paste. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
    how to make healing chicken soup
  • Remove the chicken from the soup and turn the heat off. Shred chicken, or dice tit into bite-size pieces. Stir in the kale and coconut milk. Next stir in the bone broth powder. Lastly, add the chicken pieces back into the soup.
    how to make healing chicken soup
  • Serve as is, with your favorite crusty bread, or even over rice!
    how to make healing chicken soup
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Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1143mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5662IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg
healing chicken turmeric soup

If you try this healing turmeric soup recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

Originally published November 2020. September 2022.

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8 comments

Brooke Sinang November 13, 2020 - 7:59 am

5 stars
Sooooo comforting, my family loved this. I’m definitely going to keep this one in my fall/winter soup rotation!

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Heather November 15, 2020 - 5:11 am

I’m so glad your family loved this one Brooke!

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Brooke Sinang November 13, 2020 - 8:25 am

5 stars
Sooooo comforting, my family loved this. I’m definitely going to keep this one in my fall/winter soup rotation! Also first time cooking with ghee and I loved the flavor it gave the chicken and broth! So good.

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Heather November 15, 2020 - 5:11 am

It’s such a good combo 🙂

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Janet November 17, 2021 - 5:27 am

5 stars
This is a family favourite in our our, even my pickiest eater loves it and requests it all the time!
Thank you so much for sharing this phenomenal recipe❤️

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Heather November 17, 2021 - 5:53 am

I’m so glad everyone loves it, Janet! Thank you so much for sharing! ❤️

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Bev December 11, 2021 - 8:41 am

5 stars
Delicious and easy to prepare soup. My husband has a cold and I made this soup. He ravished two bowls of it.

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Heather December 12, 2021 - 5:19 am

That’s fantastic! It’s my go-to soup when I’m sick too 🙂

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