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Ginger Chicken Soup

Healthy and lean homemade chicken broth with ginger, garlic, and lemongrass. The aromatic lemongrass add freshness to the soup with a hint of spiciness from the ginger. The best to enjoy this broth warm. This homemade chicken stock can be refrigerated or frozen to prolong shelf life.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 150 mins
Yields: 6 Servings


2 oz ginger root, peeled 8 cloves of garlic, peeled 2 lbs bone-in skin on chicken 2 large carrots, cleaned and thickly sliced 1 medium onion, quartered 1 stalk of lemongrass, cleaned and halved 8 whole peppercorns 1 bunch of scallion (approx 5 pieces) 2 quarts of water 1 tablespoon of lime juice salt to taste


Combine everything in a pot except the salt. Bring to a boil. Skim the floating foam. Lower the heat. Simmer for about 2 hours until the meat can be easily removed from the bone. Strain vegetables, bones, meats, and spices from the broth and discard the solids. Season broth with salt to taste. Let the broth cool or refrigerate overnight. Skim the fat for a leaner broth.
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*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.