turmeric chicken sOup with spinach and pOtatOes

AuthorHeather WallaceCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory plant that is related to ginger, whose rhizomes (roots) are used in recipes such as soups, stews, and curries. They are also dried and turned into powder, supplements.

It's tasty when minced like ginger and incorporated into your favorite smoothie or soup...like this one! This delicious healing soup is perfect at any time of the year whether you want the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits or just want to try something new.

Curcuminoids found in Turmeric have been found that they may aid in reducing pain. Studies have been done with curcumin, a type of curcuminoid, for cancers, colitis, diabetes, surgical pain, and as an ingredient in mouthwash for reducing plaque. Additionally, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has studied curcumin for Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and prostate and colon cancer.

It can help improve digestion and heal your gut to protect against IBS or IBD. All around, it's a pretty good addition to your spice rack. Just make sure if using Turmeric supplements to check with your doctor first.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

 olive oil
 2 organic chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
 1 medium onion, chopped
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 small thumb turmeric root, peeled & minced
 3 large carrots, peeled & chopped
 8 cups chicken bone broth
 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
 2 bay leaves
 2 tbsp dried parsley
 1 lb baby potatoes
 5 oz fresh organic baby spinach
 salt & pepper to taste

Gather the Ingredients . . .
1

Cook the Chicken . . .
2

In a large dutch oven or stock pot heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Place 2 cubed chicken breast seasoned with salt and pepper in hot oil and brown, about 5 Minutes or until cooked.

Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

Saute the Vegetables . . .
3

Add another drizzle of oil to the pan and add 3 chopped carrots, and 1 medium chopped onion.

Saute for 7 Minutes until onions become translusent.

Simmer . . .
4

Meanwhile, peel 1 small thumb of turmeric root and mince into very small pieces, be careful to cut turmeric on a surface that you don't mind being stained...and watch your nails, you could stain your nails so handle carefully and wash hands after chopping.

5

Stir in the turmeric, 1 clove of minced garlic, 8 cups of chicken bone broth, 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme, 2 bay leaves, 2 tablespoons dried parsley, cooked chicken, and 1 lb of baby potatoes.

Bring to boil, reduce heat and cover; simmer for 20- 30 Minutesuntil potatoes are cooked.

6

Fish out thyme sprigs and bay leaves; discard.

7

Add 5 ounces of baby spinach and stir, cook for 3- 5 Minutesmore until spinach is wilted.

8

Season with salt and pepper to taste, serve hot.

Ingredients

 olive oil
 2 organic chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
 1 medium onion, chopped
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 small thumb turmeric root, peeled & minced
 3 large carrots, peeled & chopped
 8 cups chicken bone broth
 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
 2 bay leaves
 2 tbsp dried parsley
 1 lb baby potatoes
 5 oz fresh organic baby spinach
 salt & pepper to taste

Directions

Gather the Ingredients . . .
1

Cook the Chicken . . .
2

In a large dutch oven or stock pot heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Place 2 cubed chicken breast seasoned with salt and pepper in hot oil and brown, about 5 Minutes or until cooked.

Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

Saute the Vegetables . . .
3

Add another drizzle of oil to the pan and add 3 chopped carrots, and 1 medium chopped onion.

Saute for 7 Minutes until onions become translusent.

Simmer . . .
4

Meanwhile, peel 1 small thumb of turmeric root and mince into very small pieces, be careful to cut turmeric on a surface that you don't mind being stained...and watch your nails, you could stain your nails so handle carefully and wash hands after chopping.

5

Stir in the turmeric, 1 clove of minced garlic, 8 cups of chicken bone broth, 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme, 2 bay leaves, 2 tablespoons dried parsley, cooked chicken, and 1 lb of baby potatoes.

Bring to boil, reduce heat and cover; simmer for 20- 30 Minutesuntil potatoes are cooked.

6

Fish out thyme sprigs and bay leaves; discard.

7

Add 5 ounces of baby spinach and stir, cook for 3- 5 Minutesmore until spinach is wilted.

8

Season with salt and pepper to taste, serve hot.

turmeric chicken sOup with spinach and pOtatOes
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