Chicken Soup - Perfect Home remedy for colds and flus

Chicken Soup for Colds and Flus
An effective traditional home remedy for colds and flus.   I make a large pot of this chicken soup when we get sick.  Garlic, ginger, and cayenne stimulate the immune system. Use as many of the ingredients as you have.

6 cup chicken stock (homemade bone broth is best)
2 cup diced chicken or turkey pieces, (optional)
5 or more gloves garlic, crushed
1/2 - 1 cup chopped onion
1" piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
2 cup carrot rounds
1 cup  celery, chopped
2 cup  rice or noodles, cooked
1/3 cup flour
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. cayenne (optional)
1 tsp. thyme (optional)
1 tsp. savory (optional)
1 C. peas
salt and pepper to taste

Saute the onion and celery in 2 Tbsp olive oil until softened, add the garlic and ginger and saute another 1-2 minutes. Add the stock or broth, and the carrots and simmer until the carrots are tender - 15 to 20 minutes or 2- 3 minutes in a Duromatic at full pressure. Add salt and herbs. Mix 1/3 Cup flour with 1 cup cold water thoroughly so there are no lumps. Bring the soup to a boil, slowly add the water flour mixture while stirring constantly to lightly thicken the soup. Add cooked rice or noodles, and peas, adjust seasonings to taste. This soup is the perfect thing for helping to recover from colds and flus.

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