My mom made this for me every time I was sick; it was the only thing I could keep down. It was mild but I love it even when I'm not under the weather. She would use her own roasted chickens, but when I'm not feeling well I don't feel like roasting my own chicken, and the store-bought ones work in a pinch. Serve with crusty bread.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat chicken stock and sweet potato in a stockpot over high heat. Cook until sweet potato is soft enough to pierce with a fork, about 10 minutes. Stir in spinach, chicken, and garlic; simmer until spinach is wilted and broth is reduced slightly, 10 to 15 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

83.6 calories; 7.1 g protein; 6 g carbohydrates; 18.9 mg cholesterol; 686.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2017
I made this tonight using chicken that was slow cooked in stock beer and water with salt pepper paprika oregano and garlic. The juices from that I used for 2 of the 3 cans of chicken stock. Canned yams frozen spinach roasted garlic salt pepper and smokey turmeric. This is a fantastic simple base recipe. It is also delicious! A big hit in this household. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2017
I made this tonight using chicken that was slow cooked in stock beer and water with salt pepper paprika oregano and garlic. The juices from that I used for 2 of the 3 cans of chicken stock. Canned yams frozen spinach roasted garlic salt pepper and smokey turmeric. This is a fantastic simple base recipe. It is also delicious! A big hit in this household. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2017
I made this tonight using chicken that was slow cooked in stock beer and water with salt pepper paprika oregano and garlic. The juices from that I used for 2 of the 3 cans of chicken stock. Canned yams frozen spinach roasted garlic salt pepper and smokey turmeric. This is a fantastic simple base recipe. It is also delicious! A big hit in this household. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2016
A simple and yummy soup.! I kept the ingredients the same. I used my savory homemade chicken broth and it turned out wonderful. This recipe is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2018
I did add finally chopped ginger. Really enjoyed this soup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2016
My neighbor made this for me after my double mastectomy and it was the perfect soup for after surgery. Tasty easy on the stomach good blend of protein and veg. I ate it for a week straight and didn't tire of it. Great with rosemary bread. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2016
I used frozen spinach but the rest of the recipe as detailed. It was a hit with a fussy eater (my hubby) and my mother-in-law. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2018
It was simple and tasty. But it was extremely soothing. I don't know which I liked best the taste or the relaxing effect it had on me. Definitely a keeper. I added an onion. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2018
Very simple recipe that resulted in such an incredible product. This is going to be a staple in my house all winter long. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2018
I added onions while boiling the sweet potatoes and subbed Montreal Seasoning for salt and pepper. Incredible Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2019
This has become an every other week dish for us. I make it as is for the first day. Then I add extra nine broth and quinoa and have it as soup the rest of the week! Read More