Chicken soup recipes have a long history of giving us comfort. Their great flavors and warming abilities perfectly soothe, please, and pamper us.
Not only do they treat us to mouth-watering goodness, chicken soups also provide us with wonderful nutritional benefits!
A Rich Go-to Source for Protein and Antioxidants
Soups made with chicken and turkey are rich sources of protein and powerful antioxidants. The protein helps satisfy the appetite while the antioxidants boost the immune system and help prevent cancer.
Including a lot of high-quality protein like chicken in our diet also helps us maintain muscle mass as we age. Strong muscles help maintain strong bones both of which are important in helping us do the things we love to do.
Not only are these meats rich in protein and antioxidants, chicken and turkey also contain a naturally occurring mood enhancer which reduces stress and promotes a sense of well-being.
Eating chicken provides us with many nutritional benefits and what better way to receive those benefits than by way of a delicious variety of chicken soup recipes.
While some chicken soup recipes provide directions for cooking the meat as part of the preparation process, others call for chicken or turkey which is already cooked.
Perhaps you have left-over chicken on hand, but if not, you may want to try buying a rotisserie chicken at your supermarket. The average roasted chicken will give you about 3 cups of cooked meat. Because you are taking the meat off of the bone yourself, roasted chicken gives you the option of chopping, dicing, or shredding the meat. It gives you one reliable source of cooked chicken ready to be used in a variety of recipes.
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You may also want to consider fully-cooked cubed chicken. It is available either refrigerated or frozen. When you want to make soup, but you really don’t have a lot of time, then adding pre-cooked chicken to your recipes can definitely be a time saver.
Chicken and Turkey Recipes
May the wonder and romance of soup making bring you happiness, satisfaction, and harmony.
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