6 of the best chicken soup recipes, from Indonesian soto ayam to chicken noodle, aka Jewish penicillin

There may not be a cure for the common cold, but these easy dishes, to make at home, almost always improve your mood and make you feel better

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This is called Jewish penicillin for a reason!

There’s a lot to be said for a bowl of chicken soup when you’re feeling run down, overwhelmed, sniffly or blue. While we are in no way saying that it is a replacement for medical advice if you are actually unwell, it has been shown that it may strengthen your immune system and protect your digestive tract. A bowl of your favourite type will definitely perk you up.

Here are six of our favourite recipes, from a range of cuisines.

Indonesian-style chicken soup

This Indonesian speciality is gently spiced and packed with flavour.
Photo: Wynnie Chan

Click here for the recipe.

Chicken noodle soup

This is called Jewish penicillin for a reason!
Photo: Wynnie Chan

Click here for the recipe.

Red rice and miso chicken soup

Miso adds a unique savouriness to this soup.
Photo: Wynnie Chan

Click here for the recipe.

Thai-style chicken noodle soup

Creamy with a kick!
Photo: Wynnie Chan

Click here for the recipe.

Tori nabe

The look of this colourful soup alone is cheering, let alone the taste.
Photo: TNS

Click here for the recipe.

Sweetcorn chicken soup

An old-school Cantonese favourite!
Photo: Wynnie Chan

Click here for the recipe.