Healing Chicken Soup

by Natural Healing Expert, Leah E. McCullough ©2014

Makes 12 to 16 Servings

The healing chicken soup is my own recipe and it is inspired by the GAPS Diet. I usually make this low-carb, without any starches such as beans or rice. I freeze this and keep it in stock at all times in case someone comes down with a cold or virus.


¼ cup oil to cook with, such as the fat left over from roasting a chicken, lard, or coconut oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

2 stalks celery, ¼ inch slices

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried

1 cup white wine

1 cup cut up cooked chicken

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 quarts of chicken broth

Unrefined sea salt and pepper to taste


In a large Dutch oven or stockpot, heat up the pot on medium-high heat. Add the cooking oil. When the oil is hot add the onions, carrots, celery, and parsley. Sauté until onions and carrots are tender. Add the wine and scrape any bits off the bottom of the pan. Cook the wine down until almost all the liquid disappears; this takes around ten minutes. Add the garlic, broth and chicken. Bring to a simmer. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.

You can add carbohydrates and still keep this healing chicken soup GAPS by adding two cups cooked white beans.

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