Simple Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Simple chicken and vegetable soup. Simple because it’s made with basic vegetables, a chicken breast and stock cubes. It’s just a really tasty and satisfying simple soup recipe. A quick healthy meal all in one!

Simple chicken and vegetable soup. Simple because it’s made with basic vegetables, a chicken breast and stock cubes.

I mean, I don’t know about you but it’s not every day I have the luxury of a leftover chicken which I can take the meat off the bone and make stock from the remains, in order to make the perfect chicken soup!

What about you?

So why wait until you do have that leftover chicken, when all you really want is a good old fashioned, quick and simple chicken and vegetable soup like NOW? When winter’s arrived!

Simple chicken and vegetable soup. Simple because it’s made with basic vegetables, a chicken breast and stock cubes.

So here, all I’ve done is make it simple to create a chicken and vegetable soup WITHOUT the remains of a Sunday dinner.

A great lean protein source, full of vitamins and minerals as well as helping to bolster the immune system and fight infection you’ll love this comforting soup.

Plus you can easily add your own selection of  any vegetables you’ve got to use up too.

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Simple chicken and vegetable soup. Simple because it’s made with basic vegetables, a chicken breast and stock cubes.
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Simple Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 20 mins
 
A simple chicken and vegetable soup. Tasty and satisfying for when you haven’t got the leftover Sunday roast to make it from.
Course: Lunch
Servings: 6
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 400 g boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 medium carrots peeled and sliced
  • 4 celery stalks sliced
  • 1.5 l chicken stock
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Chopped curly parsley for garnish optional
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C and cook chicken breast for 25 to 30 minutes until no longer pink inside. Then remove and allow to cool.
  2. Whilst the chicken is cooking in the oven, prepare all the vegetables.
  3. When the chicken breast has cooled, using 2 forks shred the chicken.
  4. Place the shredded chicken, vegetables, garlic, stock and thyme in a large soup pot and turn on the heat underneath. Bring the soup to the boil and then turn down to simmer for approximately 30 minutes or until the vegetables are as soft as you prefer.
  5. Season to taste.
  6. Serve garnished with freshly chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Cholesterol 56.3mg 19%
Sodium 430.8mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 15.5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Sugars 7g
Protein 22.1g 44%
Vitamin A 39%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Simple chicken and vegetable soup. Simple because it’s made with basic vegetables, a chicken breast and stock cubes. You can easily add your own selection of seasonal vegetables or vegetables to use up too. All in all, this is a really tasty, versatile and satisfying simple soup recipe.

This chicken and vegetable soup is especially good served with warm crusty bread.

Simple chicken and vegetable soup. Simple because it’s made with basic vegetables, a chicken breast and stock cubes.

Winter

Winter. It’s here. Let me tell you that as I type this up, here in Glasgow, we’re currently being battered by Storm Clodagh and it’s a HOWLING gale outside.

I always have the radio on when I’m in the kitchen cooking and I’m hearing that the snow gates across Scotland are being shut. So, you can see precisely why I’ll be tucking into a bowl of this fresh chicken and vegetable soup today.

In fact the way things are going here, I’ll be tucking into this soup pretty much every day!

You know how Lady Lynne and I headed into Glasgow, as I mentioned in the couscous ratatouille recipe, on Saturday, to pick up a few bits and bobs for our holiday? Well, it was so wet that we decided it was better to come home and get a pizza rather than stay out any longer. We cancelled going out for dinner as we had planned!

We did, however, manage to make it to the Christmas market where we had our traditional annual bratwurst. Whilst standing in the rain. Lol. I feel kind of Christmassy now.

And as I’ve mentioned the C word again, for the umpteenth time, but now with the excuse it actually IS December, please do join me on Thursday for an actual Christmas recipe! A delicious chocolatey snowball one!

Speaking of traditional things like our visit to the Christmas market for our bratwurst. What kind of traditional things do you like to do at this time of year to get you in the mood for Christmas?

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Comments

  1. I need this in my life, like now. Chicken soup is one of my absolute favorite things, and it has been far too long since I made my own! Stay safe, my friend. Batten down the hatches, and all that. One of my bucket list items for this December is a trip to the Chicago Christmas market. I’m not th emost Christmasy of people, but hopefully I can get myself suitably predisposed (grog or mulled wine, mayhaps?) and go down there!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      There’s nothing like a good glass or two of the old Christmas grog is there? to get you in the spirit!

      I don’t know if you’ve ever seen “It’s a Wonderful Life” but I’m still looking for that “Rum punch, heavy on the cinnamon” that’s mentioned, lol.

  2. Nothing like a delicious warm cozy bowl of chicken vegetable soup for my soul 😉
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      It’s just the most perfect remedy for the weather we’re having here at the moment Natalie, and also for colds, flu and and basically all ailments don’t you think? 🙂

  3. Chicken soup brings back so many memories! My dad would make a huge batch, be in the kitchen with it all day and then my mom, brother, and i would just devour it the rest of the week. Nothing like homemade chicken soup!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      That sounds like absolute heaven to me Rebecca!

      That’s the thing with a good chicken soup isn’t it, once you start on it, you can’t stop. 🙂

  4. There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of really hearty soup and a great way to use up leftovers too.
    It has so far been pretty mild here this winter in Manchester, but I am just waiting for the crazy cold weather to come.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I must admit and agree with you there Dannii, that soup is my number one choice for using up leftovers! 🙂

      I also have to confess that I’ve made some pretty strange soups in my time from leftovers too. 😆

  5. I made chicken and veggie soup too – Neil! I haven’t posted it yet – but great minds – er – or should I say – great stomachs or tastebuds! 🙂
    Sometimes a quick simple soup is perfect – exactly what’s needed to beet the chill and yay for it being December – the month of all things Christmas!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I can’t wait to see your chicken and veggie soup Shashi. 🙂

      You always have a unique, personal touch on your recipes and I’m always looking for different variations of the classic recipes, like this soup!

      Yes, definitely both great stomachs and tastebuds. Let’s get those Christmas recipes up, first one tomorrow! 😀


  6. What a tasty looking soup! So filling and comforting – perfect for the season!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Melanie. We are having strange weather at the moment. One minute it’s freezing, then the next it’s very wet and stormy, and warm!

      Still, this is definitely a soup not just for the season, but for all year round too! 😀

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