mama ally’s immune boosting chicken soup

immune boosting chicken soup

You can boost your immune system with what you choose to eat! I’m a Grandma, and here’s my immune boosting chicken soup! Eat healthy!

Healthy Chicken Soups

Really? Is chicken soup immune boosting? Does it have these properties? Read on and I’ll give you some reasons is is or you can Google that question, and, you’re gonna get information overload!

And, yes, there are other ways to boost your immune system. Pops and I also have a simple regime of supplements. If you’re interested in checking them out, just click here! 

Immunity Soup Recipes

According to,

“It’s not just an old wives’ tale. Research supports the proposition that chicken soup actually provides health benefits—supporting the immune system and decreasing the duration and intensity of colds and flu by inhibiting the migration of white blood cells across the mucous membrane to reduce congestion and ease cold symptoms.

But, not only chicken soup, but beef bone broth soup! And, this Asian version, so simple to make, is a must on your list of soups!

Immunity Boosting Soup

It’s also more effective than hot water at thinning mucus and speeding its movement through the nose. This helps limit the amount of time viruses come in contact with the lining of the nose and can decrease the length of a cold.”

Immune Soup

Chicken soup contains vitamins A and C, magnesium, phosphorus, gelatin and antioxidants, which are known to build a strong immune system and fight off viruses. The protein from chicken provides amino acids that are used to build antibodies to fight infection. The carbohydrates in noodles or rice provide easy-to-digest energy that keeps you feeling satisfied.”

Best Immune Boosting Chicken Soup

OK, here’s why this soup is just so good for you:

  • Use bone-in chicken to get the nutrition of the bone marrow in the soup. Once the chicken is tender, debone, and discard the bone and skin.
  • Nutritional yeast. Yes, I use this in so many, almost all of my soups and stews, recipes. Educate yourself on the value of this ingredient. And, I’ve got a link to it after the recipe. You can find it on Amazon.

Chicken Turmeric Soup

  • Spices that are absolutely fine for your health, like turmeric and curry.
  • And, if you’ve never added lemongrass paste to some recipes, then check out the health properties!

Try these habanero sheet pan chicken tenders! Another recipe using lemongrass!


immune boosting chicken soup

immune boosting chicken soup

mama ally’s immune boosting chicken soup

Yield: Feeds about 6-8


  • 2 Tbl. Garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbl. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ½ to 3 lbs. chicken, thighs and/or breasts, bone in, skin on
  • 2 Tbl. Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Tbl. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. ground curry
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbl. Lemongrass paste
  • 1 cup salsa, store bought, mild to medium
  • 3 cups potatoes, Yukon, medium dice, skin on
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups sweet onions, small dice
  • 2 cups celery, sliced with leaves
  • 2 cups corn, previously frozen
  • 2 cups peas, previously frozen
  • 10 oz. cut green beans, frozen


  1. Put a large stock pot on a medium blaze. Add the olive oil and garlic. Saute a couple of minutes until slightly translucent and tender. Remove pot from blaze.
  2. Rinse and wash the chicken pieces. Put it in the stock pot (with olive oil and garlic). Cover chicken with water, about 6” above chicken. Turn heat to high. Cover (lid slightly askew) and bring to boil cooking about 15 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmering boil. Cook chicken until tender (about another 30 to 45 minutes or until chicken pulls easily from the bone). Add water if it goes below the chicken pieces.
  3. When chicken is done, remove to a pie plate. Let it cool. Pick all the meat from the bone. Discard the bones. Return meat to broth.
  4. Mix the nutritional yeast, Italian seasoning, curry, salt, turmeric, and cumin. Add spices and lemongrass, salsa to the chicken/stock mixture and blend.
  5. Turn heat to medium low. Add the potatoes, carrots and onions, cover and cook about 20 minutes. Add the celery and corn, cover and continue cooking another 20 minutes. Shortly before serving, turn heat to medium, add the peas and green beans. Cook another about 10 minutes or until tender.

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  1. Mary Ellen says:

    I love reading recipe comments – people love recipes, then tell you all the changes they’ve made. I am no different.

    Mama Ally, I made your Immune Boosting Chicken Soup. I’m keto, these are the changes I made:
    Left out corn, peas (I hate peas), potatoes
    Used fresh green beans, not frozen
    Did not have lemon grass paste
    Added mushrooms, celery, a bag of frozen spinach
    Substitute diced jicama for potatoes

    I felt unsure about adding salsa, so i am adding it to each bowl right before I eat it. Turns out i love it in the soup.

    Then i used the soup as a “base” and had different add-ins. These are a few variations I made so far:

    Option 1: garnish with a dollop of plain greek yogurt or sour cream or goat cheese, and pumpkin seeds or broken corn or taco chips, sliced avocado

    Option 2: add some sautéed Italian sausage, toasted pignoli, cheese (can substitute tomato sauce for the salsa)

    Option 3: add a dollop of greek yogurt,sliced olives, sautéed ground lamb, sliced peppers, feta

    It’s all about starting with a great recipe and using what you have/like on hand! Thank you Mama Ally! Yum!

    1. Mary Ellen!! Gosh, I love the “keto’izing” of the recipe! I’m going to try it. and, I love jicama, too! Lots of celery is always just fine w/me. So glad you like the salsa. Most people aren’t nearly as creative as you in making adjustments. I’m just blown away and love all the options. Want to try them all, especially #2! You’ve perfectly demonstrated how one basic soup recipe can be morphed into various almost undetectably the same meals. Kind of like that LBD (little black dress) that you can accessorize and make into something absolutely stunning and new each time you wear it! Thank YOU, Mary Ellen, for all these great ideas! xoxx ally

  2. Vali Harmon says:

    When do I add the onions? I went ahead and did it this time with the celery. The soup was AMAZING!!!!

    1. Vali! Thanks for that great catch. And, you did it perfectly! So glad you liked it. Lots of flavor and certainly nutrient dense, luv! Thanks for stopping by and don’t be a stranger! xoxx ally

  3. Hi Mama mama Ally, enjoyed your recent videos with Bobby. Where would I find your shopping preferred list at Amazon, could you provide a link?


    1. Hi, James! I’m so happy you’re here, and thank you! It was so much fun w/Bobby, Dessie and Rose. I’m glad you joined in…we’ll be doing more things in the future. Here’s my Amazon Storefront link. Happy Shopping. I’m always curating new (and removing!) and different products that I think you’ll like. Lots of smiles and happy to you! xoxx ally

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