This Chicken Soup Is The Ultimate Healthy Comfort Food

24 May 2019

Chicken soup - it's the ultimate healthy comfort food for winter. Packed full of nourishment, it feels like a big, savoury hug that restores energy and reignites that inner sparkle. 

This recipe is a favourite of mine - super quick, easy, nourishing and yummy, it's my go-to on days where I'm feeling sniffly or just need an extra boost of nourishment. 

I hope you love it as much as I do. 

Ingredients (Serves 4) 

  • 1L of chicken bone broth (the homemade stuff - you can buy it from some butchers or make it yourself) 
  • 0.5L miso soup (use the fresh miso paste and add hot water)
  • 500g chicken thighs, cut into 3cm peices 
  • Two large nobs of ginger, finely grated
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed or finely grated
  • Grated turmeric (about 1 thumb worth)
  • 1 head of brocolli
  • 8(ish) button mushrooms
  • Mirin
  • Soy sauce or tamari


  1. Pour the bone broth and miso into a medium-sized saucepan. Add the chicken, garlic and ginger.
  2. Cook on a low simmer for about 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, steam the brocolli in another saucepan - you want it on the underdone side of things, as you're adding it to the soup later. You could add it directly to the broth, but I prefer it steamed rather than boiled. 
  4. Also meanwhile, cook the mushrooms in a fry pan with a bit of olive oil or butter, until they're nice and crispy. 
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, add a dash of soy and mirin, to taste.
  6. You're ready to serve. In big bowls, add mushrooms and brocolli, then ladle out the soupy goodness and enjoy! 


  • Add soba noodles or brown rice to the soup for extra heartiness.
  • Add any other veggies you like - spinach, kale, carrot, snow peas and corn all work nicely. 
  • You can use chicken breast if you like.