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This delicious recipe is a regular staple in our household as it freezes well and makes a perfect quick lunch or light dinner.

Food as Medicine

Here’s why the ingredients are perfect for immune boosting goodness:

Chicken – perfect protein to support your production of disease fighting immune molecules

Onion – helps to break down mucous

Garlic – a natural antibiotic

Ginger – stimulates circulation enabling more efficient clearing of toxins

Chilli – high in vitamin C

Enoki mushrooms – have properties that are anti cancer so can help fight any nasty bugs

Risoni – a great carbohydrate source for energy

Lemon – uplifts mood

Parsley – high in iron which stimulates immunity

Goji berries – traditionally used in China in convalescence, specifically in broths

Ingredients

  • Chicken thighs 600gr
  • Chicken stock 1 litre (I always have some pre made in the freezer)
  • 1 brown onion – sliced finely
  • 6 cloves garlic – sliced finely
  • 1 inch fresh ginger – sliced finely
  • 1 -2 chilli – sliced finely, ensure you add the seeds for their heat
  • 200grams enoki mushrooms
  • 80 grams quinoa
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • Parsley
  • 1tablespoon Goji berries

Method

  1. Sauté onions, garlic, chilli, ginger until soft.
  2. Add chicken thighs and brown them.
  3. Pour in your stock and simmer.
  4. Once chicken is cooked take it out and shred with a fork.
  5. Add chicken back in with quinoa, Goji berries and Enoki mushrooms.
  6. To serve, place lemon zest on the bottom of your bowl.
  7. Add soup and top off with lemon juice and parsley.

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