from mina November 2011.
Detox Soup: Chicken and Veggies
Easy to cook everyday! Delicious no matter how many times you eat it! A soup full of basic goodness.
204kcal / serving
For more variety, check out 6 Delicious Chicken Soup Spin-offs!
The Secret Behind Detox Foods
Celery: Normal food is full of unwanted components, and celery helps to clear out old waste materials in your body through detox.
Onion: Keeps your blood flowing easily and smoothly and ups your metabolism lots.
Ginger: Ginger helps to encourage perspiration, heating up your body. It also increases metabolism and prevents your body from getting too cold.
Carrot: The antioxidant properties of carotenes slows down ageing of your skin and body.
Broccoli: The Vitamins C and E in broccoli support your body’s renewal.
Chicken Thigh: Provides your body with essential proteins, and the collagen keeps your skin beautiful.
Ingredients (for 7 days’ worth)
Chicken thigh……2 pieces
Onion…………..1 big bulb
Salt……………1 large tablespoon
How to Cook
Step 1: Cut up ingredients, start by cooking the meat
Cut up the chicken thigh into bite-size pieces, the onion into 8 equal slices, the celery into 5-cm long strips, the carrot into 1.5-cm wide slices, and the ginger into thin slices. Add water, ginger and chicken thigh into the pot and cook under high heat. Scoop out any scum that floats to the top.
Step 2: Add in veggies, then seasoning while the soup is simmering
Add in the chopped onion, celery and carrot, and cook for 10 minutes. When the veggies have softened, add in small pieces of broccoli and allow to simmer for another 1~2 minutes. Lastly, add in salt for seasoning and you’re done!
Step 3: For storage, separate the ingredients from the soup
Place a seive over a large bowl, then ladle the ingredients into the seive. While it is fine to store the veggies and soup together, separating them is easier when you want to reheat only small portions. Store in the fridge or freezer after food has cooled to room temperature.