Kira’s Feel Better Soup

Recipes at the top, sweet blog post below.

Kira's Feel Better Soup

Preheat oven to 350°F. Rub chicken legs with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, brown each side of the legs. Transfer skillet to oven and bake for ~25 minutes.  

Set a stockpot over medium high heat. Once pot is warmed, coat the bottom with a thin layer of regular olive oil. Saute carrots, onion, cabbage, and green onion (white part only). When onion is translucent, add garlic, ginger, mushrooms, and gochujang (if using). Once fragrant, add broth and water. Turn heat up to bring to a boil, then turn back down to keep at a simmer.

Add Udon and chicken legs and stir. Add star anise, turmeric, and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to simmer until cabbage is no longer stiff and is semi-translucent. Add green onion (green part), stir and serve.

FeelBetterSoup Nutrition

Got a cold? Got the flu? You’re in luck. This soup will help you feel better and get back on your feet in no time. So Steve immediately got sick after seeing the family during Thanksgiving. Full on fever, runny nose, nausea and over all aches and pains. Not a fun way to recoup after a holiday. I went to work and made this soup, which by the way – this makes a TON of soup.


This is with only two normal size bowls taken out of it, so you may need to adjust your recipe depending on how much you want to make. I will sometimes freeze it if I know we won’t finish it before it goes bad.

Legit, everything in this soup is good for you. Let’s break it down:

I listed primarily the pertinent health benefits of these ingredients, but there are so many more that I highly recommend incorporating this into your diet on a regular basis. It took a lot of experimentation to get this soup where I wanted it, but it really does help us feel better whenever we get sick.

Tis the season, so maybe do yourself a favor and make this gigantic batch of soup and freeze out a few portions for those moments when you need it most and don’t feel like moving off your tissue covered couch.

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