How to Make the Molly Baz Get Well Soup Recipe at Home

Molly Baz Get Well Soup Recipe

Get Well soup is the brainchild of chef, food writer, recipe creator, and cookbook author, Molly Baz. The Cook This Book author graduated from Skidmore college with a degree in history, not culinary arts. In fact, the former Bob Appétit writer/editor has never stepped foot inside a cooking class.

Upon graduation, she got a job as a cook/ hostess at a restaurant where she said she had her “butt handed to her.” Baz admits she had no idea what she was doing, but she didn’t give up. Over time, (and many eateries), she learned and honed her craft. Eventually, she started her own catering business and things took off from there.

She’s been a food taster, food influencer (with over 630,000 Instagram followers), food writer, and recipe developer. Molly loves teaching people to cook. Her instructions are peppered with fun along with some salty language. Her Get Well soup is a new take on a traditional favorite. Just like Baz, it’s sure to cause a stir.

How To Make The Molly Baz Get Well Soup Recipe At Home


  • 1/4 cup of sliced garlic (thin)
  • 2 pieces of ginger, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of rice
  • 12 to 14 ounces of chicken (preferably thighs)
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • cilantro for garnish
  • black pepper
  • lemon juice


1. In a medium pot, combine the water, chicken, rice, garlic, ginger, and salt and bring it to a boil. Skim off any foam that rises to the top. Lower the heat, cover with a lid. Leave a crack for steam to escape. Simmer for about 10 to 12 minutes.

2. Add the sweet potato pieces and cook for another 20 minutes or until both the chicken and potatoes are tender. Take the chicken out, shred it, and return it to the pot.

3. Add 2 tablespoons each of lemon juice and soy sauce. Season with some salt and pepper. Ladle into soup bowls and top with the cilantro.

Does Chicken Soup Actually Cure Sickness?

The simple answer is no. Soup ( Get Well or otherwise) does not cure what ails us. It’s one of those old wives tales that have just lingered. There is no magic soup that will wipe out bacteria or viruses.

However, don’t pour that pot of chicken broth down the drain just yet. Soup, especially chicken soup, is easy to tolerate when we are ill and don’t feel like eating. It’s easy on the throat and stomach. So it can help keep us nourished and hydrated.

The warmth of the soup can sooth a sore throat. The steam and spices can open up the nasal passages and bronchial area, allowing us to breathe better. The veggies and salt can replace electrolytes that may have been lost by sweating or a stomach virus. Depending on the spices that are used, soup can also relieve headaches and inflammation from sinus issues. So, while it won’t cure your illness, it can definitely help relieve symptoms.

What Are Some Other “Get Well” Soups?

There are several soups that can help relieve symptoms and help you feel better. Here are a few.

1. Coconut Ginger Carrot Soup

All of these ingredients help to boost the immune system, helping to fight off various illnesses.

2. Vegetable Soup

Like chicken soup, vegetable soup will sooth the throat and provides lots of electrolytes and hydration.

3. Green Tea and Chick Pea Soup

This soup is full of antioxidants and protein to boost energy.

4. White Chicken Chili Soup

The chili peppers do an awesome job of opening up and draining nasal passages.

5. Curry Noodle Soup

This sore throat easing soup is sure to open up the sinuses and relieve pressure and headaches.

6. Roasted Carrot and Tumeric Soup

Turmeric is known for its healing power. It helps relieve symptoms of everything from respiratory and digestive issues to skin ailments and depression.

7. Fennel and Beet Soup

Fennel has anti-inflammatory effects and relaxes the muscles and can aid in sleep. We all know sleep is often the key to fighting off a cold. Beets are great for the digestive system.

8. Lemongrass and Ginger Soup

Ginger is known to relieve nausea. Lemongrass helps to reduce fever and swelling.

9. Black Bean Soup

Black beans are full of vitamins and minerals that can help boost the immune system.

10. Matzo Ball Soup

While there is no cure for the common cold, if there were, it would be Matzo ball soup. The heat and the steam relieve pain and congestion. The matzo balls provide carbs for energy. The broth gives hydration and vitamins A, C, and B boost the immune system. It’s good for overall comfort too. Sometimes the best thing for us when we are not well, is a little comfort.

What Are Some Other Ways To Get rid Of A Cold?

Soup is a great step to feeling better when you have a cold. Here are a few other suggestions.

1. Rest

Letting your body take a break to repair and heal is one of the most important parts of getting rid of a cold bug.

2. Keep Hydrated

Drink as much water, tea, juice, and broth as you can. Not only does it keep your body functioning properly, it helps keep down a fever and loosens congestion.

3. Saltwater Gargle

Gargling with some warm salt water can help soothe a sore throat and flush out anything that may be irritating.

4. Stay Warm

This is not the wife’s tale you may think it is. By keeping your body warm, you are allowing it to use its energy to fight the germs rather than trying to keep you warm.

5. Menthol Rub

Putting menthol or camphor under your nose or on your chest can help open airways and help make breathing easier.

6. Spicy Foods

In addition to fabulous soups, other foods can help improve cold symptoms. Chili peppers ( sauce and powder count too), horseradish, mustard, and onions all help to break up stuffiness in the nose and congestion in the chest.

7. Take A Hot Shower

A hot shower will not only make you feel refreshed, but it will open up your sinuses and help them to drain.

8. Elevate Your Head

When you go to rest your weary head, be sure to put an extra pillow under it. It will help minimize congestion and help with breathing.

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