Bone Broth Chicken Soup with Chilies and Sweet Potatoes

Immunity-boosting bone broth chicken soup – with bold flavors of chilies and antioxidant-rich spices.

Bone Broth Chicken Soup - Chilies - Sweet Potatoes

{Disclosure: As a co-owner of The Recipe ReDux, I was compensated to manage this recipe contest with Prpgresso. Thoughts and opinions are my own.}

This Chicken Soup is guaranteed to cure your cold.

OK, so maybe I can’t give you a ‘money-back guarantee’ on the immunity claim. (Side note ==>We’ve been shopping for bunk beds at my house – and I wonder WHO cashes in a money-back-guarantee on bunk beds? #TooMuchHassle)

But I can tell you a hot steamy bowl of Chicken Soup with Chilies and Sweet Potatoes has lots of good stuff to bolster your immune system:

  • Chilies:  To help clear the sinuses; plus chilies – spicy and mild – have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Honey:  More anti-inflammatory affects; and as I just wrote about to help soothe a cough.
  • Tomatoes and sweet potatoes: Both veggies are rich in the antioxidant vitamin C. Extra vitamin C can help your annoying cold last fewer days.
  • Spices:  Spices are like antioxidant powerhouses.
  • Bone broth: My Grandmother Hammer would’ve called it chicken soup and she made it every Sunday evening by simmering the carcass of the roast chicken she served for Sunday Dinner. (Which may be why she lived to nearly 100.) Nutrition researchers have found that chicken soup made from bone broth helps bolster the immune system. Yup – really! Dr. Roland from University of Nebraska did almost 200 studies on his wife’s chicken soup – and you can see her make it in her fun kitchen in this video!

Bold new take on Chicken Soup: Bone Broth Chicken Soup with Chilies and Sweet Potatoes | @Tspcurry #AD

I did not boil down my chicken carcass for this recipe – although I usually do any time I make Ugly Roasted Chicken.

Instead, I was excited to try out Progresso Unsalted Chicken Cooking Stock as part of The Recipe ReDux recipe #ProgressoEatsContest. It’s hard to find a good unsalted stock; but I was pleased with the unami flavor delivered by the Cooking Stock which is “simmered with real bones.” And the ingredient label has a long list of veggies including celery, onion, carrot, cabbage and parsley. Thanks to all these layers of flavors – and the other salty ingredients like canned tomatoes – I didn’t even have to add any salt to my final recipe.A bold pot of chicken soup: Bone Broth Chicken Soup w/ Chilies and Sweet Potatoes via @TspCurry #AD #TheRecipeReDux Click To Tweet

So…please let me know if a big pot of this bold Chicken Soup helps cure your cold….

(However, I’m not sure I can guarantee how well it will work for curing headaches caused by children’s arguments …over who will get to sleep on the top bunk! ARGGGH!) 


Bone Broth Chicken Soup with Chilies and Sweet Potatoes

Immunity-boosting bone broth chicken soup – with bold flavors of chilies and antioxidant-rich spices.

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 1 box (32 oz) Progresso Cooking Stock Unsalted Chicken
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups peeled, cubed sweet potato (about 1 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken (about 10 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. In a large soup pot, combine Cooking Stock, tomatoes and chilies, simmer, covered while continuing with recipe. (Reserve Cooking Stock box!)
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and sweet potato; cook about 5 minutes until onion is beginning to turn golden. Sprinkle in cumin seed and chili powder; cook 2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and cook, stirring, 1 minutes. Meanwhile fill the Cooking Stock box with 1 cup water and shake vigorously to get all the flavor bits on the bottom of the box; slowly whisk into flour mixture and cook until thick – about 2 minutes.
  3. Ladle 1 cup of stock mixture into thickened flour mixture and stir to thin. Pour entire contents of skillet into soup pot and let cook at a simmer stirring often for 5 minutes. Add beans, chicken and honey; and cook until heated through. Serve with cilantro.

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