Cozy Thyme Chicken Soup

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!