Healthy Chicken Vegetable Soup

When I get a cold, I make this hearty and healthy chicken vegetable soup. It seems to help a lot, because I feel much better after eating a couple of bowls and heal faster. This recipe uses a lot of garlic and ginger, but in the end, these flavours are not overpowering.

Next time you feel less than 100%, try this soup!


6 chicken wings or legs
3 cloves of chopped garlic
2-3 tablespoons of finely chopped ginger
1 large potato (cubed)
1 large carrot (cubed)
1-2 leeks (10cm slices)
1 cup Chinese chives (10cm slices)
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 tablespoons dried basil
1-2 teaspoons salt
2-3 teaspoons pepper
0.5 -1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 cups small pasta (macaroni, conchiglie…)

Fill a pot with 1.5 to 2 litres of water. Add bouillon cube, chicken pieces, garlic, ginger, dried basil, salt, pepper and chili powder.

Boil for 10 minutes.

Add carrots, potatoes, leeks and chives and boil for another 10-15 minutes.

Taste the soup and adjust flavours accordingly.

Serve on its own or with pre-cooked pasta added later on.

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