Garlic Chicken Vegetable Soup

I am sorry to admit that I have been neglecting my blog! With the upcoming move, craziness at work, and loads of travel, I am a bit behind on sharing my recipes. Before I fully shift into Spring gear, I need to share a few leftover recipes that I have enjoyed over the past few weeks. Soup has been a regular part of my weekly routine for the past few months, and this great take on chicken soup was a perfect breakfast (yes, breakfast) a couple of weeks ago. I sadly missed the farmers market due to travel, so I stopped into Foodies, grabbed every veggie that looked good, and threw them together to make soup. As I prepare for life back in the office, I am going to be doing a lot of meal planning and cooking ahead like this!

On another note, I am thrilled to announce that I am officially pre-certified as a health coach and can start seeing clients. I am really looking forward to working with people on adding balance and happiness to their lives by adopting healthy and holistic lifestyles. It is a busy time for sure, but it feels great to know that I am working on something that is making a difference in the world. Anyone interested in a free consultation should fee free to reach out. I look forward to hearing from all of you!

Garlic Chicken Vegetable Soup:

 Serves 8, Prep time: 20 min, Cook time: 70 min

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large sweet onions, chopped
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 head of garlic, diced
  • 1 bag baby carrots, chopped
  • 1 bag celery hearts, chopped
  • 2 turnips, peeled & chopped
  • 16 oz. mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 lbs. chicken breast
  • 2 quarts organic, no-sugar-added vegetable or chicken broth/stock
  • 1 large bunch of kale, stems removed & chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat
  2. Add onions, leek,and garlic and cook for 10 minutes until soft
  3. Add carrots, celery, turnips, and mushrooms and cook for another 10 minutes
  4. Lay raw chicken breasts on top of the veggies, and then add the broth/stock
  5. Bring the pot to a boil, then cover the pot and let simmer on low for 45 minutes
  6. Add the kale and let cook on low for another 5 minutes
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve!
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