Chicken Soup for the Soul

I know how much I love my chicken soup. I can literally live off it forever. Well, atleast for 3 days without grumbling! :D

I have been stuck with this bad cold for the last 4 days, and I have literally been living off soup to help me deal with the sneezing, the stuffy nosie and now, the permanently leaking nose. Ugh! Anyhoo, enough of my ranting. Back to important things. Chicken soup. Super quick to make. No oil needed. No skills needed. Can be made in under 15 minutes. Convinced? Well, I will add some more reasons later. Now for the all so important recipe! =D

Ingredients: Makes Enough for 1 (Trust me, you don’t want to share! :P )

Chicken (Boned preferably, it adds more flavor) – 4 medium thigh pieces

Peppercorns – 20 (Lightly ground using a mortar and pestle)

Carrot – 1 Diced

Beans – A handful, diced ( I used about 10 odd)

Onion – 1 medium sized, diced

(I did not have these veggies at home, but you can also add cauliflower florets, peas, broccoli)

Water – 300 ml

Salt – To taste

Cooking: My easiest recipe ever! EVER!

Put everything in a pressure cooker and let it cook for 2 whistles. That’s it. (You guys love me, don’t you?)

Quick and Healthy Chicken Soup

Quick and Healthy Chicken Soup

Serve in a pretty bowl. Add buttered toast to make a meal out of this. I just had it straight up, no carbs.

Convinced? Well, go ahead and make it already! :)

When do you make this:

  • When you have the damned cold and cough or the flu
  • When you want to make a no hassle soup
  • When you don’t have time to make an elaborate meal (Elaborate means more than 15 minutes! :D )
  • When you want to pamper your mom with a quick soup
  • When you want to diet, but want tasty, yummy and healthy food
  • When you want chicken soup, to heal your soul :)
  • All of the above, plus you don’t really want to admit to being lazy about cooking ;)

Chef’s Tip:

Replace the water with chicken stock for more flavour in your soup.

Don’t add oil. The chicken has it’s own juices, which add a depth of flavor without the additional fat and calories.

Make this, and read Tuesdays with Morrie! :)

Psst: Diwali was really fun this year. New office, new friends, old friends, crackers, sweets, nostalgia, dressing up, lanterns, fairy lights, diyas, rangolis and all that jazz! :D

Will be putting up more posts soon. Have a fun weekend guys. :) And please leave your thoughts in the comments section! Feedback helps create new recipes!

I was asked, what do you want to be when you grow up? As a kid I answered that I wanted to be a good person. It was only recently that I realized that all I want to do, is eat good food. And make good food, since; for me, and I quote George Bernard Shaw - "There is no love sincerer, than the love of food."

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  • Neha Vinekar

    Hi I am Neha – your recent biggest fan! LOL :-) I like to cook, but simple dishes which dont take a lot of time…which is why I said ‘Like’ not ‘Love” ;-) I am a lazy food enthusiast who loves to eat more than cook! Loved the Chicken soup recipe! Am making this for my 2yr old and myself, as I type ;-)