Healing Chicken Soup — Paleo & Whole30 |

Healing Chicken Soup Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

This Healing Chicken Soup recipe is infused with garlic, ginger and turmeric! Perfect for keeping the sniffles at bay! Paleo & whole30.

Course Soup
Cuisine Chicken, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 151 kcal


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 inch fresh ginger sliced into thin coins
  • 1 inch fresh turmeric sliced into thin coins, sub 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled & smashed
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 4 oz shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 3 green onions white and light green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot medium, julienned or shredded
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 cup zucchini noodles optional


  1. Pour the chicken broth into a medium pot, and add the ginger, turmeric, garlic and fish sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 20 to 30 minutes to really infuse the broth with flavor. Note: If using turmeric powder (ground turmeric), start with ¼ teaspoon (0.5 gram), and increase to ½ teaspoon (1 gram), depending on your preference. I find turmeric powder to be insanely potent, much more so than the fresh root, so always add less and bump it up if you’d like. While the broth is simmering, prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove the ginger, turmeric and garlic. Discard. Or, if you like to live dangerously, leave it all in the soup and pick around it while you’re eating (like I did in the photo). Just be aware: Biting into a large chunk of ginger, turmeric or garlic is usually not pleasant.
  3. Add the chicken, mushrooms, green onions, carrot and if desired, your noodles. Heat about 5 minutes on medium-low or until everything is warmed through. Taste and adjust the seasoning with sea salt.

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Nutrition Facts
Healing Chicken Soup Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1135mg47%
Potassium 689mg20%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 2780IU56%
Vitamin C 30.4mg37%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.