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Healthy Chicken & Veggie Soup

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It is still freezing where I live and on top of that I have been fighting a nasty cold. When the weather is frigid or I am feeling sick, I always want to cuddle up in my fuzzy robe and eat chicken soup. 

This soup recipe has been passed down in my family for generations. It has become a winter staple in all of our households, but I make it all year long. 

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The recipe is super easy and low in calories. It is full of nutritious veggies and protein rich chicken. It is a true comfort food that you can feel good about eating! 

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healthy chicken soup

There is some prep involved, but other than that you just let it cook on the stove. 

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Enjoy!

Healthy Chicken & Veggie Soup
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 12 cups of water
  3. 2 lb carrots, peeled and chopped
  4. 4 onions, whole
  5. 1 head of celery, chopped
  6. 1 14.5oz can of whole tomatoes, drained
  7. 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  8. 1 tbsp white pepper
  9. 1 tbsp salt
  10. 1 tbsp black pepper
  11. 1 tbsp onion powder
  12. 1 tbsp garlic powder
  13. 1 box of rice or 1 bag of noodles to serve with soup
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in a 6 quart pot with 12 cups of water. Allow the mixture to boil over medium high heat.
  2. When a white foam appears on top of the water, skim it off with a spoon and discard (this is optional).
  3. Add the chopped celery and carrots to the pot. Allow to boil for about 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and add the whole tomatoes, onions, boullion, and spices to the pot.
  5. Allow the soup to cook on medium for 1 to 2 hours, or until chicken is cooked and vegetables are tender.
  6. Reduce the heat to a simmer and allow the soup to continue cooking, stirring every so often.
  7. Serve!
Notes
  1. You can speed this process up by cooking at a higher heat, just make sure to stir more frequently.
  2. I serve my soup with parmesan cheese for added flavor.
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