Chicken Couscous Soup with Turmeric

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen my haiku:

Rainy day outside

Home sick with a flu-like cold

Must eat chicken soup!

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My energy is low and my appetite is minimal, but there is nothing better than chicken noodle soup to make you feel better when you are home sick.  

This soup includes chunks of shredded chicken and warm soft couscous married with turmeric and ginger coated veggies. The salty broth was the perfect remedy today as I sat under multiple blankets watching The Great British Baking Show, sipping a mug of lemon ginger tea. What are your favorite ‘feel better’ remedies?

Chicken Couscous soup with Turmeric

  • Servings: 1-2
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When you are home sick there is nothing more soothing than a warm and salty homemade chicken noodle soup. This version has chunks of turmeric covered veggies and warm soft couscous!


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup of chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder
  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1 chicken bullion cube

Steps & Notes

  1. Boil the whole chicken breast in the water for 12 minutes
  2. Remove the chicken breast from the water and transfer to a cutting board. Let cool slightly for about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the water into a bowl for now.
  4. Add some olive oil to the base of the soup pot then the carrots and celery. Add salt and pepper then saute for 2 minutes.  Stir regularly.
  5. Next, add the turmeric and ginger, and combine for 1 minutes.
  6. Add the dry couscous and quickly stir to fully coat the couscous in the oil and spices. Then add the water back into the pot.
  7. Add 1 chicken bullion cube and bring to a boil
  8. Cover, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Shred the chicken using two forks.
  10. After 5 minutes, uncover the soup, add the chicken, and cook for 5 more minutes.
  11. Top with fresh parsley and enjoy!


  1. That looks delicious!


    1. Thanks for reading and for the note! It was the perfect remedy indeed.


  2. mistimaan · · Reply

    Looks tasty

    Liked by 1 person

  3. That should make you feel better…


    1. It really did! Thanks for stopping by.


  4. Brilliant! In a million years, I dont think it would ever have occurred to me to add couscous to my soup. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It’s funny the things that you realize when your pantry is low. Highly recommend it!


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