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Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe - Reduce the length of the Common Cold

Updated on February 20, 2012

Chicken Soup Recipe for the Common Cold.

There have been only three things that have been shown to have a real effect on reducing the length of the common cold. Chicken soup, Zinc lozenges, and Vitamin C.

Homemade chicken soup is the most warming and comforting of these to help a person to relieve and shorten their bout with the common cold. A cup of chicken soup four times a day at the onset of symptoms can reduce the length of the common cold from approximately five days to three days.

So here is the best recipe I have found for Homemade Chicken Soup. It is really tasty and you can add or take away some of the ingredients to taste.

Homemade Chicken Soup
Homemade Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

  •  Two or three chicken breasts, cooked and cut into spoon size pieces.
  • One package of egg noodle, I like no yolks but any will work.
  • One 14oz can of chicken broth.
  • One 10.5oz can of cream of chicken soup.
  • Two or three carrots, peeled and cut into small pieces.
  • Two or three stalks of celery, cut into small pieces.
  • Half piece of an onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder

 

Chicken Soup works wonders.

Directions:

Add water to large soup pan (more water for runny, or less water for creamy soup) then add chicken breasts and chicken broth, then bring water to a boil and cook breasts whole all the way through. Once they are thoroughly cooked, take them out of the water and cut into pieces, then add them back into the water. Turn heat down to medium and add carrots, celery, and onion.

Allow to cook at a slow boil till carrots are soft. Now add about half bag of egg noodles. Once egg noodles start to soften add Cream of Chicken soup and stir till it is dissolved throughout the soup. Continue cooking till noodles are soft but not mushy. Salt, pepper and garlic powder can be added to taste or not at all. I usually add pepper and leave out the salt as usually the chicken broth already has salt in it. I also add garlic powder as well, since garlic powder has a positive effect on sinuses yet in this recipe it is hardly noticeable to taste, when added at about one tablespoon.

This is one of the best recipes I have found, many friends and family love this soup and ask for the recipe frequently. The best thing they like about it is the meatiness of the pieces of the chicken since usually it is large chunks. And the liquid is very tasty just to drink for relief during cold season.

As I have said earlier you can add to or take away from this recipe pretty easy. Perhaps you like more carrots, or less onions. Or maybe you like dark meat as opposed to light meat. Any small changes to this recipe will not effect the overall effectiveness for relief of the common cold.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and find the relief and comfort it provides our family during this winter season.

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      Diane Inside 6 years ago

      Hey thanks Cloverleaf, I am so glad it worked out well for you. This is really one of my favorite recipes. My husband usually eats plenty and likes it if there is left overs. Thanks so much for letting me know you liked it.

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Thanks for the recipe Diane, I tried it and it turned out really well.

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      Diane Inside 7 years ago

      Thanks Steven, If you ever try it I hope you like it, to bad I can't make you some. Thanks for the comments

      Yours Truly

      Diane

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      Steven Escareno 7 years ago

      P.S. I know you were very much missed here on hubpages, so I hope you'll return back soon. :)

      Yours Truly,

      steven

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      Steven Escareno 7 years ago

      Thanks Diane. It sounds delicious. You know they always say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach. ;) lol. Anyways, I'll be sure to check out your recipe sometime. Hopefully, I'll see you again soon.

      Yours Truly,

      steven

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      Diane Inside 7 years ago

      Hey Bridgette, that's awsome, I'm so glad you liked it, and thanks for letting me know. Thanks for you input.

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      bridgette 7 years ago

      Thank you! It turned out great!! Loved it!

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      Diane Inside 7 years ago

      Hi bridgette, sorry I didnt specify it really is up to you I usually fill a large pot about half full of water,cause I like my soup to be soupy but if you like you can use less, or use less at first then add more later it you want. Thanks for your comment. and Good Luck

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      bridgette 7 years ago

      okay gonna try but how much water do I add in the pot??