Monday, September 10, 2007

White Tea Chicken Soup is the Perfect Home Remedy for the Winter Ails

Along with winter comes the ominous cold and flu season. For those who aren’t fortunate enough to make it through the season without catching a bug, many will turn to home remedies to help alleviate their symptoms. Home remedies can sometimes make all the difference in the world when nursing oneself back to good health.

Below is a delicious recipe from the Salada Tea Company that combines two common home remedies - - white tea and chicken soup - - for a much tastier option to that lingering cold or flu than cough syrup.

Recent studies have shown that the health benefits of white tea are numerous and that the antioxidants found in white tea help boost the immune system. Named for its silvery whitish appearance, white tea comes from newly formed tea leaves that are hand picked only at certain times of the year and then are dried immediately to preserve the delicate flavor. Studies indicate that compared to other teas, white tea contains even higher amounts of flavonoid antioxidants.

Healthy White Tea Chicken Soup
Serves 8 – 10


· 2 to 3 pounds trimmed chicken breast
· 2 (14 ounce) cans reduced sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
· 4 ½ cups brewed Salada 100% White Tea
· 4 to 5 chopped carrots (or one can, drained)
· 1 chopped onion
· 3 to 4 chopped celery stalks
· 1/2 pound string beans (or one can, drained)
· 1 cup corn or 1 can corn, drained
· 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
· 1 chopped green pepper
· 1/2 tsp oregano
· 1/2 tsp basil
· 1/4 tsp sage
· 1 small bunch of parsley
· 1 tsp pepper
· 1 tsp garlic
· 2 cup whole wheat pasta (optional)


1. Cut chicken into small bite-sized cubes. Boil in medium pan until cooked thoroughly. Pour off water; remove from heat and allow to cool.

2. In a large stock pot, combine broth, brewed white tea, carrots, celery, string beans, corn, undrained diced tomatoes, green pepper, and spices. Let cook on simmer to medium for about 2 to 3 hours or until vegetables are tender. A ½ hour prior to serving, add chicken and pasta, cover and allow to cook for at least 25 minutes.

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