Momma Jan's Good for What Ails Ya Chicken Soup
65 mins (prep 15, cooking 50)
15 ingredients
12 servings
Ready, Set, Cook! Special Edition Contest Entry. This vitamin and nutrient-packed recipe is easy on the tummy and delicious! The best endorsement to date is from a terminal cancer patient with no appetite who devoured bowls of this soup just weeks before her passing, declaring it "the best chicken soup I've ever had"! It can be streamlined by using rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, preminced garlic, and preshredded carrots. It is also extremely kid-friendly as most of the veggies are "hidden" and cooked down into the broth. After eating two bowls of this at her great-grandmother's house, my 5 year old granddaughter loudly insisted her mom get the recipe from me. Made this grandma proud!

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  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth (i use kitchen basics brand)
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons chicken base (i use better than bouillon brand)
  • 1 medium turnip, peeled and grated
  • 1 medium parsnip, peeled and grated
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 8 stalks celery, chopped fine (1 small bunch)
  • 1 large onion, cut in half through the root (leave root intact, as onion is removed later, or if you are like me, then chop and leave in)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder (mild golden only, the brand i use is mccormick's)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken (boneless skinless thighs, breasts, or combination)
  • 1 large russet potato, grated
  • 2 cups frozen corn


Serving Size (257.82 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 98.26 Calories from Fat 47.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.25g 96.86%
Saturated Fat 1.47g 88.1%
Trans Fat 0.04g %
Cholesterol 48.76mg 195.05%
Sodium 63.44mg 31.72%
Total Carbohydrate 1.75g 7.01%
Dietary Fiber 0.66 g 31.73%
Sugars 0.14 g %
Protein 11.68g 280.33%
Vitamin A 0.26IU% Vitamin C 0.09mg%
Calcium 17.07mg% Iron 0.87mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chicken base, stalks celery, large, russet potato, large, frozen corn