Easy, low-carb SPICY chicken soup ideas?
February 3, 2014 1:10 PM Subscribe
Who's got an easy, spicy, flavorful, low-carb variant on the best known cure for the common cold?
posted by lonefrontranger to Food & Drink (21 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
The lfr household is experiencing our annual bout of the common cold, and both of us are craving chicken soup (radical improvement over "ugh too stuffy/feverish/exhausted to eat" which was Saturday. I'm looking for suggestions for simple, flavorful ways to make chicken soup more potent / palatable. As low-carb as possible (sadly this means mom's classic "matzoh-ball soup" remedy is off the table). No soy/gluten/dairy.
My plan is to pick up a rotisserie chicken and other ingredients at the grocery after work tonight, but my attention span is pretty limited by how meh I feel in general, so things that are simple and spicy and can be rapidly prepared would be an infinite blessing.
So to sum up, looking for a chicken soup recipe that is:
1) Simple - needs to be something I can make in an hour or less with limited energy for shopping and a low attention span (OTC decongestants, bleh).
2) Low-carb - no grains/beans/dairy/soy and especially no pasta or gluten.
3) Spicy and/or flavorful - neither of us has much sense of taste right now so something capable of busting through the congestion would be so awesome.
I'd love a chicken variant of "hot-and-sour-soup" that is soy and gluten free and doesn't involve a ton of obscure ingredients. I have chicken stock and a wide variety of spices in the pantry.
Thanks, and I promise not to breathe on anyone!