Ingredients

How to make it

  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large soup kettle. Add all chicken pieces (except breast, if using).
  • Saute until chicken is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until chicken releases its juices, about 20 minutes.
  • Increase heat to high; add water (along with whole chicken breast, if using) and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer, then cover, reduce heat to low and barely simmer until chicken breast is cooked and broth is rich and flavorful, 20 minutes longer.
  • While soup is cooking, puree garlic in a food processor.
  • Remove chicken breast from kettle; set aside. When cool enough to handle, remove skin from breast, then remove meat from bones (if necessary) and shred into bite-size pieces; discard skin and bones.
  • Strain broth into a large bowl and discard any remaining chicken pieces and bones.
  • Skim fat from broth (there won't really be any if you just use boneless, skinless thighs) and reserve 2 tablespoons.
  • Pour 1/2-1 cup of broth into food processor with raw garlic and puree well.
  • Return soup kettle to medium-high heat. Add reserved chicken fat, remaining soup, and chicken.
  • Simmer 10 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add pureed garlic and chicken broth mixture. Stir in well.
  • Serve, adding salt to taste to help cut the garlic, if desired.

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    " It was excellent "
    maywest ate it and said...
    two flavors that go execlent together and the fact that it really works dosnt hurt either.this is perfect for that boost you might need. thanks.
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  • sitbynellie 5 years ago
    Sounds brilliant - preventive as well as curative I would think!! A great boost for the immune system and will taste great into the bargain!
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  • eeks 5 years ago
    Very Nice....I love a good homemade chicken soup, but adding the Garlic...that's awesome....Now if I could figure out a good way to add a good single malt scotch to this...I'd be all set!!
    Thanks for a great post....
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  • sas 5 years ago
    I believe so much in this soup because it works. The trick here is to use just-peeled garlic and not a jarred one. I started to ingest garlic many years ago after several severe bouts of bad colds and bronchitis. Haven't had a sniffle in 7 years. Make this soup GR people, it is delicious.
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  • jenniferbyrdez 6 years ago
    Love this. My hubby's been gone a long time so I don't care if I reek of garlic. Thanks Irish.
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    Im to scared to try it...my body reeks like garlic after I eat it;(..cool recipe though!
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  • irishmama 6 years ago
    "The Healer," LOL. I could get used to that!

    Hope it works for you!
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  • marriage 6 years ago
    Chicken soup with a load of garlic, I'm coughing a little, sounds like I need to make this right away. Thanks for sharing. I shall call you the healer.
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