Chicken Soup Recipe
If you have ever had a cold and had a loved one prepare a hot cup of tantalizing chicken broth, then you know why it has always been a favorite. As one of the healthiest recipes and the easiest to prepare, you can never go wrong with an Ideal Protein Chicken Soup Recipe.
An Ideal Protein chicken soup is especially beneficial to those who are working to regain their ideal weight. It helps to supply the body with a host of important nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Best of all, IP chicken soup is easily processed in the body and adds no unwanted excess glycogen or fats.
Health Benefits of Ideal Protein Chicken Soup
Apart from its legendary ability to cure colds, chicken soup is packed with amazing health benefits. Ideal Protein chicken soup is one of the diet’s superfoods, not to forget that it is super delicious!
1. It is great for healthy joints and bones
IP chicken soup is packed with glucosamine, a potent dietary supplement that heals joints by repairing the collagen in them. It is also found in plenty in bone broth, in case you don’t have your IP chicken nearby.
Chicken soup is also chock-full of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which promote bone growth, repair, and increase bone density. It is especially important in elderly dieters who are more likely to have weak bones.
2. It is great for growth and regeneration
Chicken soup works its many wonders primarily because it is so full of protein, which means amino acids. These are the body’s chief building blocks, helping to repair tissue and provide lean energy.
3. Improves the immune system
Chicken soup has healing power, literally. All those veggies, herbs, and spices you cook with it add a blend of nutrients too many to list. All this boosts your immune system and helps to fight off infections.
Some of the more common herbs and vegetables include garlic, onions, celery, parsley, cilantro, and many more.
4. It’s a beauty powerhouse.
Chicken soup broth naturally contains good natural gelatin, which in turn contains proline. This proline is great for collagen production leading to smoother skin, healthy hair and nails, and overall increased beauty.
5. It restores your gut health.
The digestive system is covered with a protective layer of gelatin, which aids the smooth flow of food and protects it from harmful bacteria. The gelatin in chicken soup repairs any damage to the gut and restores balance.
6. It’s a stress reliever.
A hot cup of chicken broth will likely do more to ease your stress than a cup of wine. Chicken soup contains tryptophan, a protein hormone that helps regulate sleep patterns and reduces stress levels in the body.
7. It’s easy to prepare.
Apart from noodles, there is no easier health dish to prepare than chicken soup. You can literally dump everything into a pan and boil, and it will still taste great.
Ideal Protein Chicken Soup Recipe
IP chicken soup is effortless in terms of preparation. This is not a fixed recipe, so you are free to improve and customize as you wish. The goal is the same: to have a healthy, delicious soup.
- 3 packets of Ideal Protein Chicken Soup mix/leek/asparagus.
- 4 cups of low-fat chicken broth.
- 16 ounces/0.5kg/quarter chicken, diced into 1-inch chunks.
- Assorted vegetables, chopped, e.g., asparagus, cauliflower.
- Spices, e.g., garlic, parsley, celery, chives, dill, pepper, sea salt, or Ideal salt.
- 2 tablespoons of apple vinegar (optional).
- Pour the broth into a blender.
- Add the contents of the three packets of Ideal Protein mix.
- Blend until it is smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a crockpot and the chicken. Simmer for 4-6 hours.
- Add in the vegetables along the way, making sure to give them enough time to cook.
Serves 4. You can add water if need be to make it thinner. When ready, garnish with finely chopped parsley and enjoy!
Nutritional Value of Ideal Protein Chicken Soup
This recipe is based on the traditional chicken soup recipe, with only a few changes to add the IP Chicken Soup Mix. It is packed with necessary nutrients but aims at being as low calorie and fat as possible.
Every serving of this IP chicken soup contains:
- Calories 215
- Calories from Fat 29
- Total Fat 4.9g
- Saturated Fat 0.6g
- Trans Fat 0g
- Cholesterol 9.2mg
- Sodium 906.6mg
- Potassium 571.1mg
- Total Carbohydrate 16.5g
- Dietary Fiber 2.5g
- Sugars 3.9g
- Protein 23.7g
Vitamin A 63% • Vitamin C (4%)
Calcium 8% • Iron (3%)
Thiamin 3% • Riboflavin (4%)
Vitamin B6 4% • Vitamin B12 (5%)
Niacin 3% • Magnesium (3%)
Phosphorus 5% • Zinc (3%)
Copper 32% •
With a daily recommended calorie intake (RDI) or about 10% based on a 2000 calorie diet, this soup is an excellent option for a snack or even as a meal in itself. However, for those in Phase 1, the RDI is about 1000 calories.
Tips On Preparing The Perfect Ideal Protein Chicken Soup Recipe
These power tips will help you make a delicious Ideal Protein Chicken soup every time.
- Use homemade stock
Canned stock is not as flavorful as the homemade version. You can make your own stock by simmering bones or meat for 16-24 hours in a slow-cook pot, then freeze it for later use.
You can buy chicken feet separately to make your own stock. They’re flavorful and don’t cloud the soup like actual chicken meat.
- Make the stock separately.
With the stock made separately, all you need to convert it into chicken soup is the vegetables, spices, and 15 minutes of cooking time.
- Use precooked chicken.
Instead of simmering the chicken 4-6 hours, precook some skinless chicken thighs by browning them in a skillet and then in a 275F oven. After that, you will just add them a few minutes before you’re ready to serve your soup.
- Season your soup.
Don’t be shy about adding some Ideal Salt, pepper, and aromatic herbs. Plus, these add a ton of essential nutrients and minerals.
Now you have it, an age-old chicken recipe designed for the Ideal Protein diet. There is no other quite like it, so take the time to enjoy yourself.