Easy Peasy Chicken Soup

For the past ten years when my husband would ask “whats for dinner” and I responded “soup”. I could see the disappointment wash over his face. Well… it has been my mission to overcome this obstacle in our marriage. Because sometimes gosh ding-dang-darn it, I want soup (sigh). But I hate disappointing anyone at the dinner table. Well ladies and gentlemen this week I made a soup and Chis asked for it a second time!!! Hallelujah we have a winner! The best part about this soup is you can turn it into whatever you like. Pho, egg drop soup, chicken noodle, lemon chicken soup, you name it you got it. Jude loves this soup too. I give him a tiny bit of broth and run a knife through his chicken so its easy for him to scoop. ENJOY!


3 Whole Star Anise

1 Onion, cut into slices

1 Thumb of fresh ginger , peeled and cut into disks

1 TBS Borsari Salt

7 cups of water

1 Apple, peeled and chopped into cubes

1 Whole chicken

Veggies of your choice

Yellow Bird Hot Sauce


  1. In your insta pot saute the anise, onion, ginger, and salt.
  2. Add 4 cups of water and place the chicken in, breast side up.
  3. Add 3 more cups of water and add your cubed apple.
  4. Close your insta pot and place on high pressure for 12 min.
  5. When done let the pressure release on it’s own. After 20 minutes release the pressure valve so the chicken doesn’t over cook.
  6. CAREFULLY transfer the chicken on to a cutting board and shred.
  7. Using a colander or chinois strain the broth. Return the chicken to the broth and add any veggies you like. This is when you get to do you boo. I recommend, pre steamed broccoli, fried brussel sprouts, jalepeno , cilantro, basil, sprouts or zoodles this turns it into a pho. I also add Yellow Bird Habanero sauce if I am feeling spicy or keep it simple and pour over egg noodles for a classic chicken noodle soup. Enjoy my dears. I hope this recipe finds you heathy and happy, best, Abe.

“Lets have that soup again” – Husband


(the sound of me fainting)

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