Chicken Yakhni

Chicken Yakhni

5 from 23 votes
A simple winter recipe, perfect for anyone coming down with the flu. Warming, hearty and soothing, this recipe is well loved by everyone. Even beginner chefs will master this recipe.

Chicken yakhni, the perfect soup recipe to soothe anyone with a cough or cold. Preparing for the winter months ahead, this beginner’s recipe will give you all the warmth to fight off the cold weather.

This chicken yakhni recipe is so easy to make with a handful of ingredients. This chicken broth recipe tastes delicious with the added benefit of boosting the immune system and providing a whole array of minerals and nutrients.

I know I probably say this about every recipe, but this is one of the easiest recipes out there. Literally, anyone could make it. It’s practically foolproof! This recipe is very difficult to mess up. If you feel as if the flavour is too overpowering simply add more water.

If you want it more concentrated, then add more spices or cook the broth down more.

My niece doesn’t eat spices, so whenever she would be staying around, I always used to make this for her, and she loves it. This recipe is subject to your own interpretations, and you can adjust it to suit your personal preference. I also like to mix it up. Sometimes I like to add some vegetables and make it more filling.

It’s also perfect for when you have a cold. It’s so warming and has so many health benefits as well. Whenever I use it as a flu remedy, I like to add some more ginger than I normally add.

You have to use bone-in chicken for this recipe. This is non-negotiable as the bones impart a lot of flavour that you just won’t be able to get with boneless chicken. The juices of the bone release so much flavour as the broth is cooking.

The key part of this recipe is to let it simmer. The longer you let it gently simmer, the more juices and flavour you will get from the bones.

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Chicken Yakhni

by Nabeela Kauser
A simple winter recipe, perfect for anyone coming down the flu. Warming, hearty and soothing, this recipe is well loved by everyone. Even beginner chefs will master this recipe.
5 from 23 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 213 kcal



  • Heat up the olive oil in a pan on medium pan until hot
  • Add the black cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, garlic paste, and ginger paste then sauté for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the finely chopped onions and cook for 4-5 minutes until softened
  • Add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes until colour changes
  • Add the salt, black pepper, garam masala, and cumin powder then cook the spices for 5-6 minutes
  • Add the water and mix then cover and cook for 1 hour on medium heat
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!



Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 12gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 444mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 93IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chicken, Comfort Food, Soup, Winter
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