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Chicken Veggie Soup




  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cups whole peeled tomatoes with liquid, chopped
  • 4 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped fresh greens
  • 6 drops hot pepper sauce (optional)


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. 
  • Add the chicken and cook for 5 - 10 mins, or until browned; set aside. 
  • To the same saucepan add the onion, garlic and carrots and cook for about 3 - 5 mins. Then add cauliflower, celery, tomatoes, chicken broth and reserved chicken.
  • Stir together well, bring to a slow boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 - 30 mins. Add broccoli in the last 5 mins.
  • Stir in the fresh greens, hot pepper sauce.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. 

"Souping Up" Soup


  • Add leafy greens to soup at the end. Cook just enough so the greens wilt.  
  • A teaspoon of corn starch dissolved in about 1/3 cup of broth can thicken your soup. Dissolving the corn starch before you stir it into the soup prevents lumps.
  • Use beans instead of chicken or beef for good protein without extra fat. Beans give you fiber for healthy digestion, antioxidants for better health AND save you $$!
  • Add cooked rice or noodles for a heartier dish.  Cook separately and add at the end so the rice and noodles don't get "mushy."
  • Dippers for Soup: Got some stale bread? Toast it up. Cut it in finger size strips and serve with soup.  Delicious dunked into soup.
  • For a crunchy side dish, try a fast and easy Carrot, Beet and Apple Salad. Shred or cut into small pieces 1 large beet, 3 carrots, 2 apples. Mix with 1 tsp olive oil and 3 tsp apple cider vinegar. Tangy, crunchy and full of flavor!



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