Dinner Lunch Recipes

Soup for the Soul: Global Chicken Recipes

25th September 2017

By MACROS | Published on September 25, 2017

Chicken soup might be good for you, but there are recipes that extend beyond grandma’s. Here’s some global inspiration…


Classic base

• 4-6 carrots

• 4 celery sticks

• 1 large onion

• 1 cloves garlic

• Shallot, diced

• 2 leeks

• 300ml chicken stock or broth


Dice up the ingredients and cook in a pot for 45 minutes. Simple, eh?


Make it… Asian

Add the following:

• 8g ginger

• 2 small red chillies

• 2 tbsp soy sauce

• 3 tsp brown sugar

• 1 bunch bok choy



Add the traditional ingredients, then lump these in with the rest as you cook it.


Benefit breakdown

Anti-inflammatory agents

Improved breathing

Better fat burning


Make it… South American

Add the following:

• 1 cup coriander

• 1 tsp ground cumin

• ½ cup white rice

• 1 ear of corn, cut off cob

• 1-3 chillies

• 1 lime


Benefit breakdown

More energy

Increased muscle building

Improved endurance


Make it… Mexican

Add the following:

• 1 jalapeño chilli

• 400g diced tomatoes

• 1-2 tbsp lime juice

• 1 avocado, diced



Add these to the traditional soup base, then place the avocado in at the last minute.


Benefit breakdown

Improved fat burning

Increased fullness

Better recovery from training


Make it… Middle Eastern

Add the following:

• 2 cinnamon sticks

• 1 tbsp allspice berries

• 2 bay leaves

• 1 cup vermicelli noodles

• Fresh flat leaf parsley



Add these to the traditional recipe, removing the cinnamon sticks at the end.


Benefit breakdown

Improved blood pressure

Squashes hankerings for sweet foods

Pain-free joints


Chicken soup’s health takeaways

1. Anti-inflammatory agent, which fights colds.

Source: American College of Chest Physicians


2. Healthier blood pressure.

Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry


3. Helps cut calories at main meals.

Source: Penn State University


4. Improved mood and happiness.

Source: Association for Psychological Science


5. Congestion clearer.

Source: American College of Chest Physicians