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, 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 🙂
It’s super basic: 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, and salt to taste.
The rest is just extras: turmeric powder, bay leaves, whole peppercorns, etc. if you like.
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 1.) mineral-rich bone broth, 2.) electrolytes form 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!