Chicken Broth Soup

As a young girl, I loved reading chicken soup for the soul. Some beautiful messages, some heart touching stories and time spent with the series felt like a warm reassuring hug.

Chicken soup also is exactly like the series, warm, reassuring and nourishing. This light broth is flavourful and healthy. A must try for any season or mood, an instant lift me up.


200- 250 gms chicken with bones (I use neck and fee other pcs we normally don’t enjoy, but ensure you do have some meat on the pieces too for shredding)
1 big onion chopped
6-7 garlic flakes chopped
1 inch ginger grated
2 bay leaves
4 peppercorns
3 cups water
1 tbsp butter
1 sliced carrot
4 sliced mushrooms
6-7 leaves sliced spinach
1 tbsp lemon juice

  1. In a cooker, put the chicken pieces, onion, ginger, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns and water. Give it one whistle and leave on slow flame for 5 mins.
  2. When the pressure drops seperate the chicken pieces, and strain the liquid from the onion garlic etc.
  3. Shred the chicken and discard the bones. Keep aside
  4. Put the onion bits in the mixer and make a coarse paste.
  5. Take a pot, add the butter, liquid and onion paste, heat the mix.
  6. Add the carrots and salt and let it cook till half done 
  7. Add the mushrooms and let it boil for couple of minutes before adding the spinach.
  8. Allow the spinach to blanch then add the lemon juice and adjust seasoning.
  9. Add the shredded chicken and mix well. 
  10. You can serve it with some bread stick