I'm not a fan of chicken soup, but with the addition of leek, I would eat this one even when I'm not sick.
With all the traditional ingredients and garlic to help you get well, this soup is delicious.
Get Well Soup
3 chicken breasts
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tbs. butter
1/2 onion, chopped
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
3-4 stalks celery, chopped
1 leek, chopped
a hand full of chopped fresh parsley
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs. flour
Salt and Pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese
In a large pot, pour in the broth and put the chicken breasts in. Turn heat to high until it comes to a boil. Turn down heat to medium and cook until chicken is done.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet and add onion, carrots, celery, leek, and garlic. Over low heat, sweat the vegetables until they are soft. I usually add a ladle of broth to speed it up.
When chicken is done, remove from pot and shred or chop. Return chicken to the pot and add vegetables. Remove a little broth from the pot to a bowl and whisk in the flour till smooth. Pour back into the pot and stir. Add additional broth or water if needed. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Toss in chopped parsley and stir. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan.
+++ If you like, you can add noodles, acini de pepe, gnocchi or other pasta to the broth and cook till done.