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This Turmeric Chicken Immunity Soup Has Magical Powers

April 17th, 2017

Most of us have finally woken up to the fact that food is medicine — what we put into our bodies has an incredible effect on how well it operates, and over the last couple of years I’ve become fascinated with learning more about ingredients that possess super powers when it comes to boosting health. I first read about the idea of an Immunity Soup from Dr. Andrew Weil, whose recipe includes Chinese herbs and mushrooms that have immune-enhancing properties. So I decided to create one of my own, and this Turmeric Chicken Immunity Soup uses easy-to-find ingredients that most of us have floating around in our fridges at any given time.

photos by Ashleigh Amoroso

Turmeric Chicken Soup

This **Turmeric Chicken Immunity Soup** is incredible healthy and delicious

Serves 4


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and diced or grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder, OR 1-inch piece of turmeric root, grated
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • small bundle of buckwheat soba noodles (look for gluten-free) – I used about 1/4 of the package
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken – I used half of a rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • garnish: more cilantro, lime wedges, thinly sliced red chili or a sprinkle of red chili flakes, sliced avocado


  1. Heat up a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat, then swirl just enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pot. Add ginger and garlic, and sauté for about a minute.
  2. Add carrots, celery, and turmeric, and sauté for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until carrot and celery is tender. Add broth and bring to simmer, then add the noodles and cook just until the noodles are al dente (check package directions for cooking time.)
  3. Add chicken and cilantro and cook just until everything is warmed through, then divide into bowls and top with cilantro, lime wedges, sliced red chili, and avocado. Eat!

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  1. My household is feeling under the weather this week, so perfect timing for an immunity soup with super powers! Thanks for the recipe, Camille!

  2. Looking forward to lunch when I can have the Chicken Turmeric Soup again! Soooo yummy!

  3. Carolyn says:

    Do you have the nutrition info? Looks AH-mazing!

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