I was driving home from Asheville last Sunday, after participating in the Women's March, and had some time to chat with my parents. They were concerned to learn that I had come down with a hard cold and was not feeling well. My dad, ever the believer in kitchen remedies and food as medicine (I come by it honestly) said, "Hannah you need to get just get home and make a big pot of chicken soup."
So I did...
When the gunk of winter gets into you what do you need? Chicken Soup, otherwise known as Jewish Penicillin. Make some for your loved ones...
Hannah Chicken Soup
One large leek
1 T. Ghee
8 Cups Broth or water
1 Breast and one thigh of chicken, whole with bones
Salt and pepper to taste
1 t. cumin seeds
1 t herbs de provance
1 inch piece of ginger minced
4 cloves garlic sliced thinly
Sautee leeks and cumin seeds in ghee until leeks are soft
Add carrots, ginger, and garlic and mix with leeks and ghee, cook 5 minutes
Add remaining ingredients to the pot, cook on low boil until chicken is cooked
Pull chicken out of soup and take the meat off bones in small pieces, then mix back into the soup
Serve hot over some fresh basmati rice tossed with with 1 t. ghee