Chicken Noodle Soup with Mushrooms to Boost Immunity

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There’s nothing quite like a pot of Chicken Noodle Soup with Mushrooms bubbling on the stove. For me, the aroma alone brings comfort and joy… a sense of home and belonging. A sense of well-being. As if, in that moment, everything is right with the world.




But, as you know, chicken noodle soup is much more that.

Long touted for its healing properties, the ultimate comfort food is also mom’s best cure for the common cold.

And now research backs that up.

How Chicken Noodle Soup Boosts Immunity

In case you’re wondering, science tells us the components in our favorite nostalgic bowl of chicken noodle soup actually help ward off viruses and build immunity. Here’s why:

Chicken Broth – Hearty broth contains vitamins, minerals, and some fat. The warm liquid can help to improve upper respiratory tract symptoms by providing hydration and stimulating nasal clearance.

Carrots, Celery, Onion – These vegetables contain vitamin A, C and other antioxidants that have been known to help build a strong immune system and fight off viruses. They may help the body recover from illness more quickly.

Chicken – The star of the dish is packed with protein, which supports the immune system.

Noodles – High in carbohydrates, they will help you to feel full and satisfied.

Mushrooms — High in antioxidants that help build the immune system, and contains selenium which aids liver function, detoxifies and helps fight inflammation.

Chicken Noodle Soup with Mushrooms Recipe

So whether you’re feeling under the weather, want to warm up on a cold winter day… or just crave a bit of comfort, this Chicken Noodle Soup with Mushrooms will certainly do all that.

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Chicken Noodle Soup with Mushrooms

Chicken Noodle Soup with Mushrooms to Boost Immunity | 31Daily.com

There’s nothing quite like a pot of Chicken Noodle Soup with Mushrooms bubbling on the stove. For me, the aroma alone brings comfort and joy… a sense of home and belonging. A sense of well-being. As if, in that moment, everything is right with the world.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • box white mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock, reduced sodium
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1-1/2 cups extra wide egg noodles
  • 2 cups cooked chicken

Instructions

Heat the olive oil in a dutch oven or a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery to the pot; cook until the veggies are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the butter, garlic and chopped mushrooms to the pot. Continue sauteing until the mushrooms are cooked and soft.

Add chicken stock, water, salt, thyme, and dill to the pot; bring to a boil. Once the broth is boiling, add the chicken stock and water and bring it back to a boil. Then sprinkle in the dried egg noodles and continue to simmer another 7 to 10 minutes or until the noodles have cooked. Finally, add the chicken and heat through.

Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired. Ladle into bowls and serve.



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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.