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By Alex Allan on 03/11/23 | Recipes


Did you hear that chicken soup is great when you’re unwell? If you thought it was just an old wives’ tale, you’d be wrong. 

Research suggests that a bowl of chicken and vegetable soup can slow the speed at which neutrophils move around your body. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell and part of the immune system, protecting your body from infection. 

When the neutrophils move slowly, there’s a greater chance of them becoming more concentrated in the areas of your body that need the most healing. Studies have shown chicken soup to be particularly helpful in reducing symptoms in upper respiratory system infections. 

This lovely soup contains garlic and ginger (known for their antiviral qualities). 


For the paste

1 large red chilli, seeded

1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated

1 tsp ground turmeric

3 garlic cloves, crushed

½ onion, roughly chopped

For the soup

1 tbsp coconut oil

400g can coconut milk

400ml chicken stock  

1 tbsp fish sauce

2 chicken breasts, cut into small dice

100g broccoli, cut into small florets

Handful sugar snap peas, halved

Handful of coriander leaves, chopped

4 spring onions, sliced


  • To make the spice paste, tip all the paste ingredients into a food processor, then add 4 tbsp of the coconut milk and whizz to form a paste.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a large pan, add the spice paste and cook for 1–2 mins. Add the rest of the coconut milk, stock and fish sauce. Bring to the boil then gently simmer for 7–10 mins.
  • Add the chicken to the pan and cook for 2–3 mins. 
  • Tip in the broccoli and cook for a further minute, before adding the sugar snap peas and cooking for another minute.
  • Pour into bowls and sprinkle over the chopped coriander and spring onions to serve.
  • Enjoy!

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