The flu is definitely running rampant right now, and Larimer County has been one of the hardest hit counties in not only Colorado but also the nation.

I was talking to a friend of mine who recently had the flu and he said the following recipe made him feel MUCH better as the day went on. Ever tried this?

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Chicken Tea
INGREDIENTS

1 quart chicken broth (preferably homemade)
1 head garlic, smashed
1 bunch thyme, washed

PREPARATION
Place the garlic and thyme in a heat-resistant container. Bring the chicken broth to a boil and pour it over garlic and thyme, as if you’re steeping tea. Let it steep for a minute or two, then drink while piping hot.

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I'll be the first to admit, this doesn't sound appetizing at all. When I think of tea...I think of Green Tea. Lipton Tea. Or Sweet Tea. But...CHICKEN TEA??

If you're battling the flu or know someone who is, give this recipe a try as I have been told that it works. And if I unfortunately come down with it this year, I may have to try this myself!