Every stinkin’ year, everyone and their dog gets sick, and I end up catching it…


In the interest of avoiding cold and flu season…I offer you…

Chicken Soup for Sickies



  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced (or from a jar)
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced (about ½ cup)
  • 2-3 stalks of celery, chopped or sliced thinly
  • 2-3 carrots, chopped (or get a bag of shredded carrots  in the produce dept. and use about 1/3 of the bag)
  • 1-2 packages Tyson  or Oscar Mayer sliced grilled chicken, chopped
  • 1-2 cartons organic free-range chicken broth or stock.  (Kitchen Basics is good, and so is Tom Thumb Organics or Pacific Organics.  In the soup aisle.  Don’t use the canned stuff.  It’s all salt!)
  • OPTIONAL:  ½ bag of kosher egg noodles (Streit’s or Maneschewitz)  (If the soup is Jewish Penicillin, you GOTTA have kosher noodles!)
  • ALSO OPTIONAL:  If you don’t want to use noodles, you can also use a handful or two of rice.       




1.      Heat stockpot or soup pot over med hi heat.  Add about 2 tbsp olive oil.  Add garlic, then onions and sauté until onions are clear.

2.      Add carrots and celery and sauté for a few minutes, until celery is sorta clear.

3.      Add chicken and warm through

4.      Add stock, bring to a boil, and then add noodles or rice if desired.  Cook for about 20 minutes more if noodles or rice are added.  Otherwise, you can eat it as soon as it’s hot.

5.      Enjoy!  And get better, dangit!