Spicy Chicken Ginger Soup

Spicy Chicken Ginger Soup

Warm up with a bowl of this spicy chicken ginger soup and defeat those under the weather blues.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6 bowls


  • 1 cooked rotisserie chicken (This works great with leftovers!)
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 med onion, chopped (Check out our handy how-to video)
  • 2 med carrots, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 inch ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2/3 cup pasta (We used corallini)


  • Remove chicken meat from rotisserie chicken carcass and reserve both. Place carcass and peppercorns in a large stock pan and cover with water. Add any extra vegetable bits you'd like, whether it's extra ginger, onion, carrot, garlic, or anything else you've got handy. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Keep on a simmer for an hour than strain out and discard the solids. Set the broth aside.
  • In a large stock pot, warm 2 tbs olive oil over medium heat. Sautée onion and carrots about 5 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  • Stir in garlic, ginger, and cayenne and cook for 1 minute, then add broth, should be about 6 cups worth (depending on the size of the stock pot).
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add pasta, spinach, and reserved chicken meat. Cook until pasta is al dente, about 5-7 minutes.


Don't have the time to make the broth? Skip the first step and use store bought broth for the soup.