Instant Pot Immune Boosting Chicken & Spinach Soup

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Instant Pot Immune Boosting Chicken & Spinach Soup – a chicken soup that provides nutrients, beautiful colour and taste. This recipe is a real reviver… Soothing, comforting and gentle. A reminder of how very subtle and delicate soups can be and why they make us feel so good!

When the flu season is in full force, it is essential for the body to build up immunity to stay healthy. In this soup, I wanted to include ingredients packed with antioxidants and are known to be superfoods. A fresh lemon, spinach, garlic, ginger, and turmeric. Not only they add healthy nutrients, but these simple ingredients add so much flavour to simple chicken soup.

What do we know about antioxidants?

It is documented that antioxidants may help lower your risk of infection. So when the flu season is in full force, it is advised to increase your antioxidant intake. 

What I love about this soothing Instant pot immune-boosting chicken soup recipe is, it’s speedy. If you have an Instant Pot, you can have a bowl of wholesome, healthy chicken soup under thirty minutes. How amazing is that? When we look back, I remember when my grandmother would have a pot of chicken soup on the stove simmering for hours, how times have changed. I want to mention that by using an Instant Pot, you will retain more nutrients than by simmering the soup on the stove. By cooking the chicken soup under pressure, the flavour is also much better.

Some scientific studies found that chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties making this soup suitable for soothing cold and flu symptoms. 

If you need more immune-boosting recipes, check out our healthy recipes that include soups, tonics and salads

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 organic celery stalks, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. Grated fresh turmeric or 1 tsp. GF ground turmeric
  • 1 GF bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp. GF ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. GF ground cloves
  • 4 medium organic carrots, diced
  • 6 organic free-range, skinless, chicken thighs or drumsticks
  • 1/2 small lemon
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz. organic baby spinach, roughly chopped
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    Instructions

  • Set Instant Pot to sauté. Add olive oil, once heated add onions and celery, cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Turn the instant pot off
  • Stir in ginger, turmeric, bay leaf, black pepper and cloves until combined.
  • Add carrots, chicken, lemon, water and salt. Lock the lid with the valve in closed position. Set to manual, and set the timer to 17 minutes. When the time is up, quick-release the steam.
  • Once the steam is released, carefully remove the lid. Discard bay leaf and lemon. Add garlic and spinach into the hot soup and stir. Serve!


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