Warm Up with Vegetable Chicken Soup

This deliciously healthy recipe is a great way to fit vegetables into your diet.

I have a problem when it comes to eating healthy. It can be difficult to fit a lot of fruits and vegetables into my diet.

My solution? Soup. I make a gigantic pot of this vegetable and chicken soup and eat it throughout the week. This recipe not only warms up great, but you can make big batches and freeze it - making it the perfect meal on those days when you just don't want to cook.

This recipe it something I came up with after looking at several other soup recipes. It contains every I like, and nothing that I don't like. To make it even easier to make, I use frozen vegetable and a rotisserie chicken from the local grocery store (without the skin, of course).

To make this you'll need:

*Note, these are rough measurements, I usually just make this to taste

  • 1 c frozen chopped broccoli  
  • 15 medium uncooked baby carrots  
  • 1 1/2 c frozen cauliflower florets  
  • 2 c Baby Spinach  
  • 8 c vegetable broth  
  • 1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
  • 2 tsp minced garlic  
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley  
  • 1 tsp dried thyme  
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 c roasted skinless chicken breast  

To start, mix the broth and spice in a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the onion and the vegetables, except the spinach, return to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and cover. While the soup cooks, remove the skin from the chicken and break into small pieces. Place the chicken into a bowl and set aside. After the soup has cooked for 30 minutes, add the chicken to the pot along with the spinach. Stir well, cover and cook until the vegetables are cooked through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!


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