Soothing Turmeric Chicken Soup: An Anti-Inflammatory Delight

Embrace the healing power of nature with our Soothing Turmeric Chicken Soup. This delectable dish is not only a culinary delight but also a potent health elixir, brimming with anti-inflammatory properties. Featuring tender chicken, robust vegetables, and a rich symphony of spices like turmeric, this soup is designed to comfort the body and uplift the spirit. Ideal for those seeking a wholesome meal that soothes and nourishes, this soup is a perfect choice for any day that calls for a little extra warmth and wellness.


For the Soup:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper (optional for added heat)
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa or rice
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish

Optional Additions:

  • 1 cup fresh spinach or kale, roughly chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup coconut milk for a creamy texture


  1. Heat Oil and Sauté Aromatics:
  • In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, sautéing until they are soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  1. Cook Vegetables and Spices:
  • Incorporate carrots and celery, cooking for a few minutes until they begin to soften. Stir in turmeric, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using), and cook for another 1-2 minutes to release the flavors.
  1. Simmer the Soup:
  • Pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Add the shredded chicken and quinoa or rice. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the grains are tender and the vegetables are cooked.
  1. Adjust Seasonings:
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, and add more spices if needed.
  1. Add Greens and Optional Ingredients:
  • If using, add spinach or kale, and chickpeas. If you desire a creamier texture, stir in coconut milk. Allow the soup to heat through.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Once everything is heated through and the greens are wilted, remove from heat. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro.

Tips for Serving:

  • Storage: This soup stores well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and makes excellent leftovers as the flavors deepen. It can also be frozen for up to 2 months.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve this comforting soup with a side of crusty bread for dipping or a light salad for a balanced meal.
  • Customization: Feel free to add other vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, or potatoes to make this soup even heartier.

Our Soothing Turmeric Chicken Soup is more than just a meal; it’s a bowl of comfort and health benefits, thanks to turmeric’s potent anti-inflammatory properties. Whether you’re looking for cold relief, an immune system boost, or just a delicious and hearty soup, this recipe will not disappoint. Enjoy the wholesome goodness of this delicious and nutritious soup today!