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Jiànkāng Ginger Chicken Soup

  • Prep Time: 20 Min
  • Cook Time: 40 Min
  • Servings: 4
  • Recipe Views: 990 Views

If you’re craving a healthy and soul-satisfying soup to warm you all of the ways through on a wintry day, this is the perfect option. Jiànkāng Ginger Chicken Soup brings a traditionally healthy and heart-warming dish to a whole new level of flavor-packed satisfaction.

This savory soup is slightly sour, a little bit sweet, and satisfyingly salty. It’s a meal that you’ll crave all year long! Ideal for cold snowy days, crisp autumn evenings, or chilly afternoons at home, this is the perfect dish for groups of 1-4 people. Make a whole pot for yourself and enjoy the leftovers. This soup keeps for up to 4 days in the fridge. On top of that, this healthy and flavorful soup is like nothing you’ve ever tasted. It’s a dish that dances between classic Asian style flavors and healthy homestyle chicken goodness. The aroma of this soup will waft through the entire home, warming your heart and your tummy. Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s also good for your health!

Jiànkāng means “wellness” in Chinese. The name is fitting, as it’s one of the most delicious and beneficial soups out there. Loaded with vitamins, protein, and fresh healthy ingredients, this soup can be used as a remedy for colds, flues, and instantly soothes a sore throat. Nourishing chicken broth is known for its many healing benefits, while protein-packed chicken helps you regain your strength. Then, ginger and citrus essences will give you an antioxidant boost that protects your immune system. Finally, honey and garlic are known for their antibacterial properties.

Combined in this mouth-watering soup, you will enjoy a range of healing benefits in a golden broth of wholesome goodness. With hints of cilantro, lime, and ginger, it will take your taste buds on a journey of Asian-inspired flavor, wellness, and tradition.



After all the ingredients have been added, bring the soup to a low rolling boil for 1 minute. Then reduce cooking heat to medium-low. Cook for 20 more minutes. Add in 2 cups of water as needed, to maintain a liquid soup consistency. If the ingredients begin to absorb the chicken stock and solidify, simply keep adding water. Depending on your cook-top and where you live, you may not need to add in much water, if any. Finally, add salt and pepper to taste, and stir. Total cook time should be 40 minutes or until the chicken and carrots are tender and can be easily cut with a fork. Reduce the heat to low to keep warm.

Step 1

Ingredient: 64 oz of Chicken broth Ingredient Directions: Fill a large stockpot with 64 oz of chicken broth. Bring to a simmer on medium heat with the lid on.

Step 2

Ingredient: 4 cloves of Garlic, 1/4 cup of cilantro, 3 tbsp of ginger Ingredient Directions: Mince the 4 garlic cloves and 1/4 bunch of cilantro. Mix with the 3 tbsp of ginger paste. Add these ingredients together to the cooking chicken broth.

Step 3

Ingredient: 6 Boneless, Skinless, chicken breasts Ingredient Directions: Cut 6 chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, removing any excess fat. Wash to remove additional fat or skin remnants needed. Add the chicken breast pieces to the broth pot and reduce the heat to medium-low.

Step 4

Ingredients: Vegetables (5 carrots, 1 onion, 2 stalks of celery) Ingredient Directions: Chop up 5 carrots, 1 onion, and 2 stalks of celery. Add them to the simmering pot. Stir broth, chicken, and vegetables frequently to prevent these ingredients from settling at the bottom of the pot or sticking.

Step 5

Ingredients: 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp lime juice Ingredient Directions: Now, add 2 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, and 2 tbsp of lime juice in with the other ingredients.

Serving Suggestions

Ladle into bowls while still hot. Then, garnish with lime quarters and cilantro. Allow soup to cool slightly before tasting. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy! This soup can be stored in a refrigerated container for up to four days.

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