Feel Better Right Away Chicken Soup Recipe

rubbermaid brilliance feel better right away soup recipe

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Feel better right away chicken soup needs to be added to your sick day arsenal. This soup is a feel better right away kind of soup. Not a “make for a first date” type of soup, actually, I would refrain from making this soup unless you got a “ring on it” or your partner is really sick and you don’t want to make-out anyways. This will definitely make them feel better (and ward off vampires).

Since we are such a big family most of our meals are made large enough for leftovers, this soup is no exception. When we are sick the last thing I want to be doing is making three square meals a day. With congestion and sore throats slowly making their way through our family I always make a huge pot, even enough to send some to grandma’s house around the corner.

Feel Better Right Away Chicken Soup Recipe

Every time we bake chicken we keep in mind that we are going to make stock out of the carcasses so seasonings are at a minimal. 3 chickens and each with either thyme, rosemary, or sage make sure that I have a stock full of flavour and very little guess work but I digress.

For this soup, I throw a whole large head of garlic, a large chunk of finely chopped ginger and even add in turmeric for its anti-inflammation properties. I start feeling better with the prep as my sinuses start to open but it’s not until the onions, ginger and garlic are heating up in the pot and release their fragrances that I know I hit the jackpot. I spend the time to make sure that the veggies are chopped very small so that they don’t irritate those sore throats, even shredding the carrots and garlic.


1 large onion diced
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger diced
1 head of garlic chopped finely or grated
2 stalks of celery diced
2 medium carrots diced
1/2 tablespoon of turmeric
1 bay leaf
1 parsnip cut into quarters
2L of chicken stock
2L Water
1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup thin pasta
fresh parsley for garnish


Fry your onions, ginger, carrots and celery in a large pot on medium heat until the onions become soft and translucent. Add the garlic and turmeric and stir so that the garlic does not burn.

Add in your chicken stock, water and parsnip and bring to a boil. Once boiling I add the quinoa and let it cook for 10 minutes before I add the pasta if I am using it.

At this point I would add salt and pepper to adjust seasonings as needed. You may also need to add more liquids as the pasta and quinoa will absorb a lot.

I serve this with fresh parsley because I love the freshness of that and especially when I am sick.

rubbermaid brilliance feel better right away soup recipe

 Perfect Storage for the Perfect Soup with Rubbermaid Brilliance

I said it once and I will say it again, I don’t want to cook often while sick. That is a torture I would only reserve for the worst people. So when we make this soup we make it with then intention of storing so we can enjoy for days. We discovered the new Rubbermaid Brilliance line of food storage containers and decided to give them a try.     

Apart from the fact that they are absolutely beautiful, I can’t get enough of the fact that they are crystal clear and you can see exactly what is inside on all sides. No more surprises when it’s been left in the fridge for a tad too long.

Since this soup is full of strong flavours (hello garlic) and even stronger colours (hello turmeric) I think its important to note that the Brilliance line uses materials that are both stain and odour resistant. You will be left with containers that can be used over and over and not just thrown out because they turned bright yellow.

This is the kicker though. This is not your ordinary storage system. It is guaranteed leak-proof. You can see the seal on the lid and actually feel the action happen when you gently push the lid onto the container. With the latches on you can trust even your smallest household members to carry the container without it exploding into a mess all over your floors.

And when you are ready to reheat simply open up the latches and put the container into the microwave. With a built in vent system you can ensure there are no splatters with the heat-resistant BPA-free material. Finished with them for now? They store together compactly so no need to worry.

Available at Walmart

I picked my Rubbermaid Brilliance containers up at my local Walmart in the Lunch Isle. They different sizes were scattered throughout the aisle so keep your eyes open.

You can check out the Rubbermaid website for more info on the Rubbermaid Brilliance line and if I were you I would get dressed and head on over to my local Walmart to pick up some of these beauties right now. Go on now, i’ll wait.

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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Victoria Ess
    November 28, 2016 / 7:23 am

    Those containers look fantastic! Mine leak like crazy!

  2. Treen Goodwin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:25 am

    that soup looks scrumptious thanks for sharing the recipe , i will be trying that out , i love the container as well so awesome 🙂

  3. loriag
    December 2, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    With sick people in my house right now, chicken soup is exactly what I made.

  4. Calvin F.
    December 4, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Very nice recipe. Nice and detailed instructions!

  5. Linda Bragg
    December 12, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Soups are always never last in our house!! We love them, alll kinds!. There is nothing better than when ya have a cold or sore throat to just have some good brothy soup!!!! And also when it is a cold wintery day or night!! This recipe looks very good and I will try making this one day possibly during the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

  6. loucheryl
    December 12, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Mmmmm! This looks and sounds so amazing! I would love to make a big bowl of this soup right now.

  7. Betty S
    December 24, 2016 / 8:28 am

    Thanks for the great recipe and the heads up on where to find the containers.

  8. Kristi F
    September 2, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    I love the ingredients in this recipe, and especially that you added ginger and turmeric. Soup can be so healing, body and soul I think.

  9. Tiesha
    September 4, 2017 / 11:03 am

    home made chicken soup is incredible.

  10. Holly
    September 21, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    This looks like just what I’m looking for – I can’t wait to try it! I have to clarify though, the recipe says only 3 cups of stock? I didn’t see any additions liquid, so that can’t be right. I’m sure it’s obvious to everyone else here how much I should use, but I am no chef!

  11. Debbie White Beattie
    October 2, 2017 / 5:06 am

    When the cold weather sets in I love eating soups and a wide variety of soups. Right now it’s just starting to get cold and I’m ready to try this soup because it looks really good but I’ll probably put more vegetables in it like peas and maybe some corn and cauliflower. Oh boy now I’m getting hungry !

  12. erin n
    October 30, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    I love homemade chicken noodle soup more than anything! I miss my moms recipe.. I’m gonna try this one soon, thank you!

  13. Tammi L.
    January 14, 2019 / 8:59 am

    I don’t know how it happened, or even how it started (as in why we had it to begin with), but my daughter loves Lipton Chicken Noodle soup. You know the dehydrated stuff in the envelopes? She won’t eat anything else, not canned, not homemade… it’s crazy. But as soon as she isn’t feeling good she wants it, lol.

  14. Heather Swanson
    November 19, 2021 / 3:10 pm

    this would be delicious!