Average Recipe
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours

This is one of my favorite soups to make during cold and flu season. Feel free to add any vegetables you prefer. Diced yams or winter squash are an excellent addition, so are finely chopped hot peppers. You can also replace the napa cabbage with either green or savoy cabbage.

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Super Immune-Boosting Chicken Soup



1 whole chicken (4 to 5 pounds)
16 cups water
1 medium onions chopped
3 celery stalks chopped
2 carrots chopped
5 shiitake mushrooms chopped
1 heads garlic cut in half cross-wise
3 inches fresh ginger chopped
2 tablespoons astragalus root
1 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
1 lemongrass stalks chopped (optional)
1 tablespoons sea salt


1 medium onions chopped
3 carrots sliced
4 celery stalks chopped
2 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
1 large red bell peppers
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
4 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
1 cups chopped cilantro