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Spices for Chicken Soup

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Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Chicken soup
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Chicken soup is a favorite dish for people of all ages. We nostalgically remember the time when our grandmothers prepared it according to a recipe passed down from generation to generation.

Yes, the wonderful chicken soup must be made with love and care, but also with the right ingredients. If you have not yet figured out which aromatic herbs to prepare it with, you should definitely look at the following article.

Here you will found out, which the most suitable spices for the classic chicken soup are, which is a great remedy for flu and colds. As a bonus, we will share with you some of the health benefits of these spices, because it is important that the food is not only aromatic and tasty, but also healthy.

Take a look at the spices and learn how to properly add them to chicken soup.


The taste of basil is slightly bitter, but it has a sweet aroma. It should be added to the soup 1-2 minutes before it is ready - dry or fresh. Basil strengthens the immunity, has strong properties in the fight against fungal infections, viruses and bacteria. Helps relieve colds and inflammation in the body.

Basil for chicken soup

Actively works with oncological diseases. Significantly helps people suffering from asthma. Works well for bad breath and strengthens the gums. Treats bloating, colic and diarrhea, improves digestion and sleep. Lowers the cholesterol. It is effective for ophthalmic diseases, helps relieve dental and menstrual pain.


The taste of paprika is very sharp and is added in small amounts to the soup. A wonderful antiseptic, stimulates memory, treats all digestive diseases, purifies the body, speeds up the blood, promotes expectoration during a strong cough. Helps to assimilate food and is good for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Black pepper is added to chicken soup

Black pepper

The taste of this spice is sharp, perfectly fits the taste of chicken soup and you can add as much as you want to it. It contains a large number of vitamins, antioxidants, essential oils and minerals. One of the best stimulants for digestion, cleanses the body, helps with inflammatory processes. Destroys bacteria and removes excess fluid from the body. Stimulates appetite and increases saliva secretion.



It can be added in its dry form 1-2 minutes before the dish is ready. It is rich in protein, fat, carbohydrates and fiber. There are a large number of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, C, E, K, and minerals. It is recommended for diabetes and metabolic disorders. Treats diseases of the heart, liver and kidneys. Heals wounds successfully.


Parsley goes with chicken soup

It has a fresh aroma and is added to the soup in its fresh cut form. An exceptional source of vitamin C, a wonderful diuretic, promotes weight loss, actively fights viruses, helps fight inflammatory processes. Improves appetite and mood. Soothes the condition with fever, cough and fatigue.


It has a pronounced smell and a sharp spicy taste. Perfectly goes with chicken soup. Helps where antibiotics are powerless. Fights diseases of the stomach and liver. Helps with poisoning, heals wounds and bruises. It restores the endocrine system and helps to normalize weight.



It is pleasant with a very soft, spicy and sweet taste. Add it to the soup 1-2 minutes before it is fully cooked. It is good for the nerves, heals a weak stomach, cleanses the liver and bile ducts, removes gas. It will help you with problems with the genitourinary system.


Bay leaf

Its taste is bitter and its aroma is sour. Add 1-2 leaves a few minutes before the soup is ready. Indispensable in diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Treats diseases of the musculoskeletal system, cleanses the joints of salts and other deposits. Stimulates metabolic processes in the body, increases resistance to viruses and infections.

Bay leaf is suitable for soup


It has a spicy taste and emphasizes the taste of chicken broth well. It is added into the soup in the form of mixed spices before serving. Helps digest food, stimulates the secretion of gastric juice, eliminates spasms and bloating.



Its taste is burning and sharp. Add one dry bud to 1 liter of broth a few minutes before it is fully cooked. Strongly warms, stimulates appetite and digestive process. Reduces mucus in the body and helps with expectoration when coughing.



It has a spicy taste and is added to the broth during cooking as a bouquet or chopped root. Reduces swelling, removes toxins and helps you lose weight. Contributes to a good mood and gives you strength. It improves sleep. Helps with inflammatory diseases in the body and increases immunity. The use of celery is good for diabetes and thyroid disease.


If you love chicken soup, we recommend you try our recipes for:

- chicken soup with noodles;

- chicken soup with potatoes;

- chicken soup with rice;