Immune Support Chicken and Quinoa Soup


We just came off a quick weekend of travel.  The four of us left Colorado on Friday and returned on Sunday.  Our trip was for a family wedding.  It’s the first time my kids had a chance to meet some of Josh’s family.  It was fun but traveling with kids in that short of a time is exhausting for us all.  Despite the lack of sleep both Cia and Cash were amazing.  Friday night was the rehearsal dinner, we had just under 2 hours from when we arrived at our hotel before we had to leave for dinner.  They were overwhelmed by all the people, all the noise, and all the excitement but I have no complaints.  Saturday night was the wedding.  And Sunday morning was the day after brunch before we left midday on our return.  The bottom line is my kids are troopers and overall really well behaved children.  I definitely stood as a proud mom gaining lots of confirmation in my parenting abilities :).

Unfortunately Saturday Cia woke up looking a bit ill.  I wasn’t quite sure what was going on but her energy was low so we took is slow.  During our outing at breakfast she threw up at the table.  It was amazingly discrete and I caught it all in napkins.  This seemed to do the trick in perking her back up to her usual self.  But it was the onset of some sort of scratchy throat dry cough.  Then a few hours later Cash came down with a fever which lasted him until Monday morning after we had returned home.  He never complained but instead stayed in my arms for most of the trip resting his body.  Poor kid.  And as for me well I managed to come down with Cia’s dry cough.  I guess it was expected with running ourselves down due to our busy schedules.  I will say Josh is on the upswing.  He managed to get worse right before we left and is finally coming out of it.


All of this crazy sickness brings me to this soup.  We are in need of some immune boosting warming foods.  Our fridge was pretty empty but I ran to the store Monday morning and bought just what I needed to make a healthy crockpot meal.  A simple chicken soup with veggies, quinoa, ginger, and turmeric.  Quinoa as it is not your typical grain or pasta.  It doesn’t feed any yeast build up or sickness.  Ginger and turmeric because of their numerous healing properties.  And chicken, well because everyone loves a chicken noodle style soup!  Simple and delicious!  To say we are sick and tired of being sick and tired is an understatement.

Immune Support Chicken and Quinoa Soup

Immune Support Chicken and Quinoa Soup

A perfect soup for when you're feeling run down, fighting off a cold, or just in of a little warm comfort food.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced/pressed
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • bunch of radish, chopped
  • 1 inch piece of turmeric, peeled and grated
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup quinoa, I used a tri blend
  • 1 lb chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1 teaspoon Trader Joe's 21 salute seasoning
  • s&p
  • 1 quart chicken stock


  1. Place all prepared ingredients in the crockpot. Stir to combine. The broth should barely cover all the ingredients.
  2. Cook on low 6 hours.
  3. Lightly shred chicken with 2 forks pulling apart the thighs.
  4. Serve warm and enjoy!


Soup are versatile. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you desire!

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