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Posted on: August 30, 2016 at 1:16 pm
Last updated: November 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm

There’s nothing like a warm bowl of chicken soup to satisfy you. Chicken soup is a popular dish for treating the common cold and clearing those sinuses. This heartier version takes your traditional sodium-filled Campbell’s canned soup and amps it up by adding spices and other ingredients.

Spice Up Your Life

Thai red curry paste is responsible for most of the flavor in this recipe. But it’s also responsible for providing us with a load of nutrients and healing benefits. Curry paste is made with a number of ingredients and spices that come with various medicinal properties.

Chili Peppers

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Fresh chili peppers help stimulate digestion and contain antioxidants that protect our bodies from free radical damage. These fiery red peppers also contain a substance called capsaicin, which has been found to be an effective treatment for pain and inflammation. Capsaicin is also effective in clearing congestion, ideal for colds and the flu.

Moreover, chili peppers kill bad bacteria in our gut, playing an active role in preventing stomach ulcers. In addition, they aid with weight loss and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is also said to be effective for treating colds and stimulating digestion. In addition, it can treat coughs, sore throat, high blood pressure, and fevers.

Garlic

Garlic is a rich source of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese. Consuming garlic boosts the immune system and helps the body fight the common cold and other sicknesses.

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Galangal

This herb is another digestive aid as well as a powerful remedy for nausea. It is also effective in alleviating constipation and vomiting, treating ulcers and reducing inflammation of the stomach. Moreover, galangal has been found to improve blood circulation and aid with respiratory problems.

Ginger

This recipe also calls for ginger, another superfood to help us maintain good health. Like the others, consuming ginger helps with digestion, and reduces pain, inflammation, and nausea.

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Reap these healing benefits and more with this Thai Coconut Chicken Soup.

This recipe is shared with permission from our friends at draxe.com.

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup Recipe

Serves: 6-8

Prep time: 20 minutes

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Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, cut in half and smashed
  • 1 medium knob of ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1–2 bird’s eye chili peppers, optional
  • three 13.5-ounce cans coconut milk
  • one 4-ounce jar Thai red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or coconut oil
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 2 large Japanese sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • one 13.5-ounce can bamboo shoots, drained
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • juice of two limes

Instructions:

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If you enjoyed this recipe, try out these spicy dishes – Spicy Crockpot Curry and Roasted Eggplant Chips with Mayo Dip!

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