Comfort food that’s actually healthy might be the best thing for mind, body, and heart right now. And this Thyme Chicken Soup ticks both boxes – it’s loaded with electrolytes, minerals, bone broth to nourish and heal the gut, and one special ingredient that supports respiratory health.
Plus you get to make use of one of the last veggies left in the produce section – the celery 🙂
The best part about this Thyme Chicke Soup is that it’s super basic! All you need is:
- 3 chopped carrots (I quarter and slice mine)
- 3 finely chopped stalks celery, one finely chopped yellow onion
- 4-5 sprigs thyme
- one whole chicken or bone-in chicken fryer parts
- bone broth
- salt to taste
The rest is just extras: turmeric powder, bay leaves, whole peppercorns, etc. if you like.
First, you’ll combine everything in a large pot and cover with water, then bring to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes – 1 hour, until the chicken falls off the bone.
Remove the thyme stalks, and remove the chicken and shred it (discarding bones and skin). Add back the chicken and salt to taste.
You’ve got a bowl full of benefits:
1.) mineral-rich bone broth
2.) electrolytes from the salt and broth
3.) comfort food, and
4.) thymol is a phenol found in thyme, and to quote people smarter than me: “Thyme possesses potent antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, antiseptic, antioxidative, expectorant, antispasmodic, antifungal, antivirotic, antihelminthic, carminative and diaphoretic effects.”
So basically, like I said, this Thyme Chicken Soup is a healthy comfort food to nourish all of you!
If you like this Thyme Chicken Soup recipe and you’re interested in adding even more gluten-free, gut healthy meals to your diet, make sure to download my free 101 Gut Healing Foods list. Different foods can affect your health both positively and negatively….but small adjustments can lead to big changes!