Cold-fighting Couscous Chicken Soup

January 28, 2019

his is the best healthy chicken soup for when you’re feeling a little sniffly and achy. Or just need a big comfort food hug! Couscous chicken soup is loaded with health-supporting ingredients like ginger, garlic, turmeric, and lemongrass, and its light and cheery flavor is comfort food at its best. (Now with Instant Pot instructions!)

I knew this winter was going to be a tough one when my annual, knock-down-drag-out cold arrived in October. I really hope that I’ve paid my cold dues for the season, but judging by the red-noses and saggy faces of folks schlepping around the grocery store, looking like death warmed over, cold season has arrived with claws extended.

I don’t care if there’s science behind it; I don’t care if it’s a placebo effect of memories from my youth, sipping healthy chicken soup when sick. Can chicken soup can really help cure a cold? {shrugs}

What I do know is that there’s no better comfort food than chicken soup when you’re under the weather. It’s pure comfort and nourishment on a spoon!

Cold Fighting Couscous Chicken Soup |

This delicious couscous chicken soup includes health-supporting ingredients like:

  • ginger
  • garlic
  • lemongrass
  • turmeric
  • and a big squeeze of lemon

Anti-inflammatory and wonderfully tasty, these amazing aromatics create a light and bright soup: Comforting and good for you! It’s absolutely a win-win, whether you’re sick or not.

Three bowls of Cold-Fighting Couscous Chicken Soup

I’m a big fan of pasta in my chicken soup (when I was young, it was chicken and stars), so I always add pearl couscous to my soup. Pearl couscous is the perfect size and texture for chicken soup, mostly because it’s far easier to keep on the spoon than noodles!

You know what I’m sayin’ — you don’t want to struggle with your soup and those long, splish-splashy noodles when you’re sick.

Use a little couscous for a brothy soup, as seen in the video at the top of this post, or a lot of couscous for a hearty stew, as in the photos (<< my favorite!). Good, good stuff.

Cold Fighting Couscous Chicken Soup |

So delicious, light, and healthy, couscous chicken soup is easy to make, too — you’re just a half hour away from a big fragrant pot of soup! Make lots, eat some, freeze some.

Winter is coming, and I’ll start soup season by making a big pot of couscous chicken soup, dividing it into individual servings, and stashing it all in the freezer. I’m always so grateful to have this soup ready to go, for when a cold hits the house!

Stay healthy, everyone, and eat lots of healthy chicken soup!

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