Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup

by lisa on January 25, 2018 · 6 comments

We’ve had some cold weather so far this winter and I really don’t like it. When it gets below 32 degrees I like to stay inside, read, watch movies and make lots of soup.

I typically make a double batch so my family gets some and a container goes into the freezer. It’s always good to have a spare dinner for the nights you come home late wondering what’s for dinner. I love that feeling of looking in the freezer and seeing that dinner just needs to be heated up. Within 20 minutes, there is a hot bowl of soup  on the stove waiting to be eaten.

Soup is a great food to eat while watching calories. I have been trying to balance out my weekend indulgences with healthy week night meals. This Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup is filling but also filled with good things such as chick peas, carrots and kale. It’s comforting but there is no guilt involved in eating this for dinner. Also if you follow a gluten free diet, this is perfect!

With the Superbowl coming up, I know I’ll be indulging. Come back here Sunday for a slew of game day recipes. In the meantime, I’m eating this healthy soup.

Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Healthy Comfort Food
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Serves: 4 to 6 servings
 
This hearty soup is comforting but also healthy and good for you!
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Chopped Onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 8 ounces chicken thighs (about 2 large), cut into bite size pieces
  • 6 ounces baby kale
  • 1 15 ounce can chick peas, Rinsed and drained
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven, heat olive oil on medium heat and add onions, garlic, and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.
  2. Add tomato paste, chicken broth, seasoning, and chicken. Bring pot to boil then lower heat to a simmer. Add kale, cover and cook for about 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add beans and cook for another 10 minutes..
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls.

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Sues January 26, 2018 at 9:12 am

This soup looks just perfect for all these chilly days!

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Holly Lasha January 27, 2018 at 9:40 am

This looks amazing. I want to try it, like right now!!

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Jolene January 27, 2018 at 12:25 pm

This looks delicious! And it’s SCD compliant too. Perfect for my diet!

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platforms and pacifiers - hanna January 28, 2018 at 6:09 am

I love a good bowl of soup and actually make soup often! I’ll have to try this recipe as I like more “stuff” than broth in my soups too!

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Elizabeth O January 28, 2018 at 11:47 pm

Soups are a perfect addition any meal plan in the winter season. They keep us warm and satisfied.

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Cynthia Nicoletti January 29, 2018 at 10:51 am

My favorite chicken soup. I made it two days ago. I like the idea of adding Kale will do that next time.

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