In our household, when we get ill, eating is the last thing we want to think about. This past week or so we have all suffered with this cough and cold that seems to be doing the rounds. Now poor C has it on top of her other illnesses.
She is a nightmare with eating anyway, and prefers to graze, but when she is ill it is harder to find something she wants to eat that is also getting some nourishment into her, but she always eats my homemade chicken soup.
Homemade chicken soup helps the body with heat, hydration, and nutrients. Chicken soup is rich with vitamins and minerals, which are useful against common ailments like the common cold, the flu, and food poisoning.
One thing C will always eat when suffering with cold virus is my homemade chicken soup. With C I have to be careful with what I put in it as that child (although now a few weeks from becoming an adult) will know. I make a basic soup for her and if we are also having it will add other bits and pieces. It is quick and easy to make as well.
Chicken Breasts – I used two
Diced Onion – I used my cheats frozen onion
2 x chicken stock cubes
2 x carrots sliced
potatoes cut into small cubes
Add the chicken breast to a pan of water and boil until the chicken is cooked, if you have left over chicken that is already cooked you can skip this section.
Once cooked remove the chicken from the pan, shred the chicken and leave to one side.
Add the potatoes, onion, stock cubes, vegetables and garlic to the pan and cook through until the potatoes are cooked. This will act as your starch and thickening ingredient.
Remove the pan from heat and then blitz to a smooth liquid and add the shredded chicken and sweetcorn. At this stage stir in cream if using.
Season and serve
This really is a soup C loves, the garlic and ginger are added per your preference. As I said this is just the basic soup which you can add whatever you want or have in.
What do you turn to when ill that is your comfort food?
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