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Instapot Cold-Fighting Chicken Soup

A comforting chicken soup packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients to help you stay your healthiest this time of year. It’s loaded with tumeric, ginger, lemon, garlic and couscous all in a delicious and savory chicken broth.




What makes this cold fighting? I simply added in some non-traditional (or at least in this household) ingredients to help boost our immune systems.


Why pearl couscous? Pearl Couscous is an Israeli version of couscous and has more fiber and protein than brown rice. Additionally, it’s lower in calories and has more vitamins and minerals per cup. When you look at it these benefits, why haven’t we been using this all along?

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Why turmeric? It has anti-inflammatory properties, boosts the immune system, improves digestion and many more benefits.

Why ginger? It improves immunity, relieves upset stomach and nausea, and aids in pain reduction and digestion.


I dislike the taste of ginger, however you cannot detect the flavor in this soup. Turns out I should be adding fresh ginger to lots of dishes to simply to give my family the benefits.

Why lemon juice? Lemon has many benefits; immune system boosting and it detoxifies and restores the pH balance in our body.

Why Kale? It’s packed with nutrients and vitamins that benefit our eye, bone and immune system health. Full of vitamin C, A, and K. My family is not a fan of kale so I chop this into fine pieces and add to the soup.


Add some homemade sourdough croutons for added flavor and crunch.


Instapot Cold-Fighting Chicken Soup Prep Ideas

I often cook meat in bulk, both chicken and beef. Having cooked, shredded and seasoned meat in the freezer greatly reduces the headache of quickly throwing together a meal during those busy weeknights.


I also have chopped onions and peppers in the freezer to cut down chopping time and to open up the produce drawers.


How to make Instapot Cold-Fighting Chicken Soup in Slow Cooker

Throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Remove chicken, shred, and return back to the soup.


Instapot Cold-Fighting Chicken Soup Alternatives

Instead of Israeli couscous, you can replace it with any pasta, rice or grain you prefer.


Freezing Instapot Cold-Fighting Chicken Soup

This soup freezes well; place in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. I found that once unthawed it was a bit thicker due to the rice. You can easily add in some water, broth or tomato juice when reheating to thin it out.

 

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