World’s Most Healing Chicken Soup {paleo, gluten & dairy free}

By , On January 17th, 2015, In: Candida, Dairy Free, Egg Free, FreeDiet™- phase 1, FreeDiet™- phase 2, Lunch/Dinner, Nut Free, Paleo/Grain Free

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  • 1 whole chicken
  • 3 medium sweet potato*
  • 4 stalks celery
  • *4 carrots*
  • 1 whole head garlic
  • 2 stripes kelp or 2 tbsp
  • 1 medium onion
  • *1 pint cherry tomato*
  • handful chives
  • 1 bundle parsley
  • 2 chunks ginger {2" x 2"}
  • dried or fresh oregano
  • 3 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • *ground pepper to taste*
  • few dashes of garlic powder
  • optional:
  • ghee
  • oregano essential oil
  • *omit for FreeDiet™- phase 1
  • *can replace sweet potato for butternut squash
  • *tomato exchange with extra celery

I will forever cringe at the mention of the Flu and back away cautiously as to not disturb those atrocious pathogens; wherever they lay while destroying health!  I was the lucky recipient of the dreadful Flu A last week and was knocked on my tush for 5 harrowing days.

I had the energy of a slug, fever of a desert dweller and appetite of an ant!  Although I had Flu A,  it was not the grade I was looking for…I kept thinking maybe Flu F would have scored me a better experience {wink wink}!

I am professing now, that I vow to never get the Flu again…so help me God!  Even as I write this I am still not my chirpy self full of life……slightly dwindled but determined to exude vibrancy soon!!

I wanted to share with you the Doc’s (my husband’s) expert advice on how to stay healthy, and my version of this AMAZING chicken soup that our patient care coordinator, Kayla, made for me.  I kid you not, it nursed me back to health one spoonful at a time {I was so grateful}!

You may know how contagious the flu is and yet NO ONE else in my household got it {miracle if I ever saw one} even after we all shared the same straw drinking a coconut the day before the ghastly Flu took me over.


What makes this soup healing is the kelp {has iodine and other incredible necessary nutrients and is known to assist the body in fighting infection}, oregano &  garlic {antibacterial & viral}. Also the ginger {natural inflammatory} and parsley {has incredible source of anti-oxidant nutrients} all make this recipe like medicine in a bowl!

So why is it that my husband and child didn’t get the Flu?  It has something to do with going to bed early, exercising, eating NO grains or sugar, using the sauna and taking a handful of supporting supplements.  All of which my husband managed to do in between taking care of me, cooking, driving our daughter to school and working a full day {yes I love him and loathe him in this moment}.

Seriously, I love this man, he is my hero in many ways, and I will tell you this I vow to model his methods of self care {finally he says}!  If he can do it so can I!  NO more excuses for this girl….even if I am a MOTHER and have a lot on my plate!  Why do some of us continue to allow our health to take a back seat?  We need to put the oxygen mask on our face first so we can take care of others around us {and not catch the dreaded Flu}.

For an easy plan to stay healthy, click here to read a great article the good Doc wrote on natural immune support.


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World's Most Healing Soup
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  • 1 whole chicken
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 whole head garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 strips of Kelp or 2 tbsp
  • handful chives
  • 1 bundle parsley
  • 2 chunks ginger {2" x 2"}
  • oregano {or oregano essential oil}
  • 3 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • ground pepper to taste
  • few dashes of garlic powder
  • Optional:
  • ghee
  • oregano essential oil
  • *omit for FreeDiet™- phase 1
  • can replace sweet potato w butternut squash
  1. In a large pot filled halfway with water add whole chicken and gently boil for 20 minutes.
  2. Make sure chicken is covered with water. Add 2 tsp of salt.
  3. Wash and cut all vegetables. Peel carrots, ginger and if potatoes are not organic peel those too.
  4. Check chicken and skim of the white foam that is the chicken fat. Turn down to low heat after 20 min.
  5. Add potato, carrots, celery, onions, ginger, garlic, oregano and tomatoes and cook for another 20 minutes.
  6. At this point you can lift the chicken out and separate meat to add back to soup.
  7. Add chopped parsley, chives, kelp, ghee and oregano oil {if using} last 10 minutes.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste and enjoy the natural healing properties of this soup!
The secret to this soup being what I claim "the world's most healing soup" is the ginger, kelp, whole head of garlic and oregano. If you do not have culinary oregano essential oil you can use dried or fresh oregano. Also, adding ghee gives this soup a buttery hint of flavor. Ghee is actually clarified butter which means the milk solids are removed and it is super good for you! I am a fan of grass-fed butter too but I will leave that up to you. If you need this to be FreeDiet approved exchange the sweet potato for other options like butternut squash, or zucchini. I highly suggest you make this soup before flu season and freeze it in small 1 serving glass jars for when the need arises. Make sure to leave a few inches from top to allow for expansion when freezing. Please use all organic ingredients in this soup when you can.



With a Spoonful of Healing Soup,






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17 Comments on "World’s Most Healing Chicken Soup {paleo, gluten & dairy free}"

  1. Christine D January 18, 2015 at 6:14 am - Reply

    I hope you are feeling better soon! I would like to try this soup where can I buy kelp and the culinary oil?

    • Dawn Rofrano January 18, 2015 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Hello Christine! Thank you so much! I am finally getting back to life! Went for a bike ride and did a few exercises on the ball and with weights. Felt so good! Kelp is available in most health markets in a shaker or in long flat pieces in a bag. The shaker is very easy to use on other foods, like potato, rice and vegetables. You should read up on the amazing health properties of kelp; your science mind would love it! I used an essential oil for the oregano and they have it the supplement section of health markets. We also carry it at our clinic.

  2. Gretchen C January 19, 2015 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious! It’s perfect for the season. Can’t wait to make it!

    • Dawn Rofrano January 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Gretchen, I hope you and your family enjoy it! We will have the oregano oil on the shelf at the clinic if you want to use that.

  3. Katie January 19, 2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    LOVE this post and also the words of wisdom from the good Doc! This soup seriously is a powerhouse!!!

    • Dawn Rofrano January 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      Hi Nurse Kate!! You bet your bowl of soup I am following his words of wisdom {finally}! LOL! No more flu for me!!! Let me know if you get to make it and use your oregano oil!

  4. Daniella April 27, 2017 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I am confused by the recipe instructions. Do you ever remove the chicken carcass? If so when? Also, instructions say to add oil or ghee but this isn’t in the ingredient list.

    • Dawn Rofrano May 9, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Hi Daniella, I would be confused to! Please forgive me sometimes I skip the read between the lines details. Yes, you can remove the chicken carcass towards the end and separate the meat or leave it in to the end and when it cools separate it. I clarified it in the actual recipe. The oil was referring to the notes where I mention using essential oil of oregano however, you can use fresh or dried oregano too. Ghee is a super-food that gives the soup a buttery tone. I hope this helps you.

  5. Della Ann Humphrey March 7, 2020 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Looks good but too many unavailable ingredients for my fixed income.

    • Dawn Rofrano March 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm - Reply

      Hi Della Ann, You can still make this soup with the essentials and benefit nutritionally. Look for your market’s local brand chicken that uses no antibiotics or local farmers market. The garlic, ginger, onion are basic staples I am sure in your pantry. I am happy to troubleshoot any ingredients with you so you can eat some homemade meals.

  6. David Sandstrom March 7, 2020 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    I just happened to make this soup today before seeing this post. It is the most delicious, flavorful soup I’ve ever eaten. Not to mention fun to make with the kids. Well done Dawn. Keep up the good work.

    • Dawn Rofrano March 24, 2020 at 7:10 pm - Reply

      Awwww, thank you David for sharing your experiences with me! I am honored to be in your kitchen and especially because you are like-minded and helping to spread the good news of healthy eating and wellness!

  7. Odette May 21, 2021 at 6:24 am - Reply

    This soup is delicious! I’ve made it twice in the past two weeks!

    • admin June 3, 2021 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Hi Odette, I am so happy to hear this! It is packed with nutrition and sure to please soup lover’s taste buds! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Angela May 9, 2023 at 2:15 am - Reply

    I made this soup last night for dinner. My hubby and mom have been miserable with cough, sniffles, and congestion-mostly allergy related. Wow was it delicious! I will definitely be making this incredible recipe for the family again. =)

    • Dawn Rofrano July 3, 2023 at 11:23 am - Reply

      Hi Angela, I am so happy and honored to help with this recipe! Food can be medicinal and this one is packed with healing properties. Hope they are all well now!

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