Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Ultimate Sinus Cleansing Recipe: Roasted Green Chile Chicken Soup

Spring is right around the corner, and that means allergy and sinus season will be at its peak in just a few weeks.  During the spring months, Longevity gets countless calls from people struggling with headaches, runny noses, congestion and other sinus/allergy symptoms.  In addition to taking natural supplements to support the sinuses, liver and immune system, eating an anti-inflammatory, whole foods diet can help keep you healthy this time of year.  This soup is full of sinus-cleansing ingredients, and it’s gluten and dairy free!

Roasted Green Chile Chicken Soup

Ingredients:
2 tsp organic coconut oil
1 tsp organic extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 full chicken breasts (6 individual), cut into bite-sized pieces
2 roasted poblano peppers, skinned, seeded and diced
1 roasted anaheim pepper, skinned, seeded and diced
4 yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds, or 1/2 tsp cumin
8 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Instructions:

  • To roast peppers, place in a casserole dish, drizzle with olive oil and bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and transfer to a sealed ziplock bag to steam for 15 minutes.  The skins should peel right off after this process so you can easily remove the seeds and dice the chilies.

    Get ready to add some sinus-clearing heat to your hum-drum soup recipe!

  • In a large pot heated to medium high, add the oils and sauté the onions until soft.  Add the garlic.  Remove this mixture and set aside.

This little concoction alone will the whole house smell wonderful!

  • Sauté the chicken in the same pot until the pieces are firm and cooked through.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on high for at least 20 minutes.

The chilies and fresh cilantro pack so much flavor and health benefit.

  • Simmer until ready to serve.  Adjust and add seasonings to taste.  Serve and enjoy!

Your healthy, hearty dinner is ready!

Add something a little different into your recipe rotation!  Happy Spring!