After splurging during the holidays and with the flu going around, nothing feels better than a nice bowl of soup. This zesty Indonesian chicken soup contains fresh ginger, which is wonderful for curing tummy ills. You might want to call it Indo-Penicillin. It’s low-calorie and yummy.
Enjoy this Indonesian chicken soup recipe!
- 2 lbs chicken breast skinned and boned
- 2 Tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
- 2 Tbsp sweet butter
- 1 cup onions chopped
- ½ cup Scallions (green onion)white part only finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 4 tsp ginger fresh, chopped
- 3 cups chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- lime zest optional
- Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Season to taste with salt and pepper
- Place the chicken in a bowl and cover it with the lime juice.
- In a large pot, saute onions, scallions, and garlic in butter for 3 minutes.
- Add the ginger and chicken, stirring constantly until the chicken turns white.
- Add the broth, bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Add more salt and pepper if desired.
- Serve in individual bowls and sprinkle with lime zest
Ginger is a powerful spice that’s known to treat everything from cancer to migraines and is anti-inflammatory. It’s also antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-toxic. In fact, it has over a dozen anti-viral compounds that help ward off and treat colds and flu.
It’s recommended as a treatment for nausea and helps with digestion.
When you buy fresh ginger make sure it’s firm and has smooth skin. Don’t buy it if it has wrinkled skin, soft spots or mold.
What kind of soup do you love to sip when you have a cold? Please leave a comment below.