Clear Onion Soup: A Must for Onion Lovers

I made a post a little while ago on the wonders of tomatoes and drinking tomato soup daily.  I confess I’m an onion junkie and forever will be.  What’s there not to love about onions? Well.. except when it makes your eyes water, your hands smell, and frustrate you when you can’t get the outer layer peeled off cleanly?  Despite all of this, onions are still very healthy and onion soup is great for anyone who is sick with a cold or flu.

I initially made this to cure my cold and this soup really helps to clear out your throat.  The taste might not be something most people are accustomed to -namely ginger -so not everyone will find this soup appealing.  But when you’re sick, you’ll take drastic measures to return to your healthy, sunshine self.

Clear Onion Soup


  • 3 large sweet onions
  • 3-4 slices of ginger (medium thickness)
  • two cloves of garlic
  • one chicken breast
  • one can of chicken stock
  • salt
  • sugar


1. Wash the chicken breast and onions with cold water and set aside.  Using your cutting board, slice the onions into medium pieces.

2. In a pan, dribble it with a bit of oil and turn the heat onto medium.  Add the chopped cloves of garlic when the oil is nicely heated.

3. Add the chicken breast and onions to cook them a little and add a bit of taste to the soup.  Remove from heat and put into another bowl before setting it aside.

4. Fill a large pot 1/4 of the way up with water and set the heat to max

5. Get out your cutting board and wash and cut the ginger.  As the water comes up to the boil, add the ginger in.  Then take your onions and chicken and add them into the pot as well.

6. Add chicken stock into the pot after bringing the onions, chicken, ginger, and water to a boil.

7. Season with 3 teaspoons of salt and 2 teaspoons of sugar.

8. Close the lid and turn the heat down to a simmer (at 2).  Let it simmer slowly for an hour before testing the taste of the soup.

Now you can settle down in a nice seat with a hot bowl of soup and continue on your road to recovery!


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Posted on 02/15/2012, in In the Kitchen and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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