chicken vegetable soup

Classic Chicken & Vegetable Soup

Course: Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 198 kcal

This Chicken Vegetable Soup is ultra-comforting and packed with healthy vegetables. The flavor reminds me of Chicken Noodle Soup, just without the white pasta! It's perfect for those following a Paleo or Whole30 plan, or for those looking for a low-carb meal idea.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil , or ghee
  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 pound organic boneless chicken breasts , cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 large carrots , chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3 celery stalks , chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans , chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 2-3 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups of water

Instructions

  1. In a large stockpot, melt the coconut oil over medium heat and gently saute the onion, garlic, and chicken for about 5 minutes, until the onion is tender and the chicken is starting to lose its pink color.

  2. Add in the carrots, celery and green beans, thyme, 2 teaspoons of salt, a few grinds of black pepper, and 4 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and cover the pot with a lid. Let the soup simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Season with additional salt (I usually add another teaspoon) and pepper to taste, and serve warm. Leftover soup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

*For those of you who would rather avoid chicken, try using cubed squash or sweet potatoes instead!