Whenever I am sick with the flu or just have a cold, I crave my Mom’s chicken soup which she used to make for my sisters and I whenever one of us was sick. Since being an adult means, Mom isn’t always available when you are sick, sometimes I have to fend for myself. Although I can never get my soup to taste anything like what Mom used to make, I do try from time to time. This version of my soup really helps for when you know you need to eat and no taste in your mouth. Also helps clear that sinus 🙂 Try this soup at your own risk – meaning adjust the ingredients to your liking.
My Flu-Time Chicken Noodle Soup
3 chicken drumsticks
5-8 cloves of Garlic, sliced
1/2 small Onion, chopped
1 inch Ginger, chopped
1/2 tsp Cloves, use more or less to your taste
3-5 Lime leaves (optional)
Noodles of your choice (I used rice vermicelli noodles)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp oil
green chili (optional)
In a pot add all the ingredients except noodles and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is cooked. At this time you can take the chicken out of the broth and chop up the meat. At this time you can also strain the liquid to remove all the spices from it (this step is optional). Now return the meat to the broth. Add the noodles to the soup. Once the noodles are cooked, take the soup off the heat and serve hot.