Chicken Broth Recipe: Home Remedies for Colds

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Real homemade chicken broth is worth its weight in gold when you catch a cold.
Real homemade chicken broth is worth its weight in gold when you catch a cold. © Matthias Werfel

With the wet and cool autumn weather, colds are also on the rise. A good home remedy is hot chicken broth, preferably homemade. This is how it’s done!

Colorful leaves, romantic haze and the last warm, sunny days of the year – autumn can be very beautiful. But often with lower temperatures comes a runny nose. If there is a need for a home remedy that can “bring the dead back to life,” chicken broth is the moment…

Why is chicken broth so healthy – especially with the flu?

will from Body aches and general cold symptoms afflicted? Then it hits you: It’s rarely real flu, but it’s more like the flu Flu-like infection. However, you probably won’t even think about food in your case. It is especially important now to get enough nutrients and fluids. Strong chicken soup combines the two. In various studies, researchers wanted to find out that this soup is especially useful for colds. who – which Contains collagen and other valuable ingredients such as zinc It has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, hot soup increases body temperature, properly warms you and gives you a feeling of comfort.

Why does chicken broth take so long to cook?

On the one hand, they should Chicken flavors and chicken bones Go for the soup, of course. On the other hand, the water in the soup pot should be reduced to get a stronger and better flavour. This only takes (cooking) time.

What do I do with the rest of the chicken from the chicken broth?

Sick people usually have an appetite. And everyone really knows this about themselves, but this does not mean that meat should be discarded from boiled chicken. It’s perfect for one person Chicken salad for the next party (When you get back in shape again) or for a quick meal Hühnerfrikassee.

Chicken broth

stakes: 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Preparation time: 5 hours

chicken broth ingredients

  • 1 chicken (alternative: chicken soup)
  • 4 liters of water
  • 15 bell peppers (white)
  • 2 carrots
  • 200 grams of celery
  • 1 leek
  • 2 onions
  • 1 bunch fresh chives
  • salt to taste)

How to properly prepare chicken broth

  1. Cut the vegetables into small pieces.
  2. Wash the chicken and put it in the pot in cold water and boil once. Remove the foam with a slotted spoon.
  3. Now let it simmer over low heat and add all the remaining ingredients.
  4. Simmer until the liquid has reduced by at least half. Which takes about four to five hours.
  5. Remove chicken from heat, remove meat and cut into bite-size pieces. This can be used with chicken salad or fried chicken.
  6. Pour the chicken broth through a sieve or enjoy with one of the ingredients.
  7. Served with finely chopped chives.

Text by Anne Tessin and Anja Auer

Anja Auer is the editor-in-chief of BBQ & Food magazine “Die Frau am Grill”. In addition, she runs the largest YouTube channel on the topic of “barbecue” produced by a woman in German-speaking countries. Most recipes work not only on the grill but also on the stove and oven. You can find more recipes at and the YouTube channel

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