Oh, chicken soup! They call it food for the soul, so correct indeed! This chicken soup is full of goodness and flavor, and it’s super filling too. This gluten-free, dairy-free, chicken vegetable soup is a great winter meal. It has a low glycemic index and is high in proteins, so will fit easily into your wellness plan. It is useful for anyone trying to lose weight since it’s a low-carb, low-fat meal.
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
|4 People||5-10 Minutes||`10 to 15 Minutes.|
- 4 cups water
- 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
- 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp(tablespoons) olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 medium carrots, cut diagonally into 1/3-inch-thick slices
- 2 celery ribs, cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices
- 2 red bell peppers
- 1 tsp(teaspoon) salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
Add water and broth to a simmer in a saucepan.
Add chicken and simmer, uncovered for 6 minutes.
Turn off the flame and cover the pan.
Let it stand for about 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
Transfer chicken to a plate and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Reserve poaching liquid, uncovered.
Heat oil in a pot.
Cook onion heavy pot, covered, over moderate heat, occasionally stirring, until softened but not browned, for about 6 minutes.
Add garlic and stir, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add carrots, red bell pepper, celery, salt, and pepper and cook, covered, occasionally stirring, until softened or for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Add poaching liquid kept aside and simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
While vegetables are cooking, shred chicken into 1/4-inch-wide strips (about 1 inch long). When vegetables simmer enough, add chicken into the soup. Garnish with parsley.
|Calories||75||Calories from Fat||26|
|Total Fat||2.8 g 4%||Saturated Fat||0.8 g 4%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.6 g||Monounsaturated Fat||1.3 g|
|Cholesterol||10 mg 3%||Sodium||945 mg 39%|
|Potassium||154.24 mg 4%||Carbohydrates||8.6 g 3%|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g 4%||Sugars||1.3 g|
|Protein||3.6 g||Vitamin A||37%|
*Based on a 2000 calorie diet