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New England Soup Factory Flu Chaser Soup

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“This soup can’t substitute for a visit to the doctor, but the blend of nutrient-rich vegetables, spices and rich broth should help soothe your throat, clear your sinuses, and improve your mood. The New England Soup Factory goes through gallons of it every winter, so Marjorie Druker is definitely onto something. Go to the website and watch Marjorie make this soup. Servings and prep times are a guess as I have never made this soup... Just posting because I want to keep it handy.”
12 Cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Roast Garlic.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375º - 400º.
  3. Place garlic cloves in a small, oven-proof casserole dish. Pour the olive oil over the garlic to submerge the cloves.
  4. Roast garlic for 35 minutes, until the garlic is soft, brown and caramelized. Strain the oil to use in other recipes. Mash the cloves and set aside.
  5. Assemble Soup.
  6. Place the chicken, onion, carrots, and celery in a large stockpot.
  7. Add roasted garlic cloves, ginger (if using), lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, mint, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and bay leaves.
  8. Pour in stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 hours, or until the chicken is very tender.
  9. Remove the soup from the heat. If it looks too thick, add 1-2 cups of stock or water. Remove chicken to a plate to cool slightly. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and bones, and add the meat back to the soup.
  10. Add basil, rice, and salt. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Remove bay leaves and serve.

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