Immune Boosting Chicken & Mushroom Soup

Packed with immune boosting ingredients to help fight off colds, flus & COVID-19!
Course Soup
Keyword Chicken, Immune Boosting, Mushroom
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Antonia Wrigley


  • 1 litre Chicken Bone Broth* or stock from organic or pastured chicken carcasses
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin & organic
  • 2 cloves Garlic cut finely or crush and leave to sit for 10 minutes
  • 2 handfuls Mushrooms any but Shitake best
  • 2 handfuls Chicken organic or pastured chicken e.g meat from the carcasses
  • 1 tsp Thyme fresh best
  • 2 tsp Ginger fresh & grated or substitute half this amount of dried
  • 1 tsp Chilli or to taste
  • Salt - to taste grey sea salt or pink himalayan
  • Pepper - to taste
  • 4 tbsp Yoghurt plain, live & organic e.g Yeo Valley Greek or make your own - see recipes page


  • Prepare chicken bone broth* see recipes or: use 2-3 organic chicken carcasses, 2 carrots, 2 sticks of celery, 1 onion, 2 bay leaves and 1 tbs turmeric powder or ground root. Cover with water and bring to the boil for an hour. Remove carcasses to remove the chicken meat then add back and simmer for a further 5 hours or more with the addition of 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Strain.
  • Crush garlic and leave to sit for 10-20 minutes to develop the anti-viral benefits
  • Heat olive oil in sturdy pan
  • Tear or chop the mushrooms & add to the pan
  • Add in the thyme, garlic, ginger & chilli then cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add the broth/stock and cooked chicken and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes
  • Blend if desired & serve with a dollop of live yogurt, adding salt and pepper to taste

All the ingredients are chosen for their medicinal properties, many have multiple properties which will help fight off respiratory infections such as colds, seasonal flus and even Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19. For the rationale for these ingredients see the blog: Boost your immune system with Real Food

*For a full description of making bone broth see Recipe