Soup for the sick

Posted on: July 31st, 2011 by admin 3 Comments

Being sick is the worst.  I’ve been hit pretty badly this time, so for a week being out of action- what to eat?  Luckily Beans makes me a simple soup that is the most perfect thing for when you’re feeling bad (yes sick in the middle of summer – the injustice).  Then again I love this flavorful broth so much I wish it wasn’t reserved for ill health.

Simple Chicken soup

  • 1/2 L (2 1/4 c) water
  • 1 chicken breast (organic would be best)
  • 2 big nubs of ginger
  • 4 cloves of garlic

Add the water to a small pot and bring to the boil.   Peel the ginger and slice it from the halfway point, so that the whole piece stays together but has a lot of cuts in it.  Peel the garlic cloves and give them a gently bash.  When the water is boiling add the chicken breast and ginger and garlic and let the whole thing boil for about 10 minutes, then turn it down to a simmer for another 10 minutes or so, depending on how large a chicken breast you used.

Serve some of the chicken with the delicious broth and get well soon.

Song for this recipe:

“Get me away from here,  I’m dying” – Belle and Sebastian Get Me Away from Here, I’m Dying - If You’re Feeling Sinister

A Scottish ‘wistful pop’ indie band, who’s intricately titled songs are usually a pretty good listen.  Sometimes their sound is compared to the Smiths, but I find them a little more cheerful.  Although this song was chosen more for how I’ve been feeling lately.

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3 Responses

  1. Hope you feel better soon!

    I generally never get colds but was hit hard this winter also, wish I’d had your lovely soup tbh.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks Emma! Finally coming out of it after a full week! Horrible. Definitely calls for soup! Of any kind.

  3. Love the song choice, hope you are feeling better xx

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