PostImmune Boosting Chicken Soup

This little beauty is from the super simple and nourishing Changing Habits Cookbook. It’s my go to when I know we have been a little naughty and that the week ahead looks hectic. It makes lots of immune boosting goodness.



1 organic whole chicken

2 large onions, diced

2 celery sticks and leaves, chopped

6 garlic cloves, crushed

6 sprigs of fresh thyme

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 leek, chopped

2 spring onions, chopped

Salt and dulse flakes

1/2 tbs apple cider vinegar

3 bay leaves

1 tbs coconut oil

Approx 2l water (enough to just cover the chicken)

Juice of 1/2 lemon to serve


  1. Melt coconut in frypan and brown the whole chicken all over
  2. Place chicken in slow cooker with remaining ingredients
  3. Cook on low heat for 5-6hrs
  4. Remove the chicken from the cooker and remove bones
  5. Add the chicken meat back to the cooker
  6. You can allow to cool and remove fat layer off the top
  7. Ladel into bowls and squeeze lemon juice and salt/pepper to taste