Squeaky Clean Chicken & Veggie Soup
This Squeaky Clean Chicken & Veggie Soup is the perfect comfort food that is also healthy for you! It is loaded with vegetables, packs a flavorful punch, and will feed a crowd.
Servings: 8 servings
- 3 tablespoons butter sub coconut oil or EVOO for Whole 30
- 1 small to medium-sized onion diced
- 4-5 stalks celery sliced
- 5 carrots sliced into coins
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 red bell peppers deseeded and diced
- 5-6 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
- 8 cups chicken broth 2 quarts
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon pepper to taste
- 1/2-1 teaspoon salt to taste
- 1 head curly kale roughly chopped
- 2 lemons juiced
Melt butter in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Once butter is melted, add the chicken. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side until browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add the onions, celery, carrots, garlic, and bell pepper to the pan. Saute for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetables start to brown a bit around the edges.
Add the chicken, broth, salt, and pepper to the pot. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 30-40 minutes.
Pull the chicken from the pot and shred with two forks or with the paddle attachment of a stand mixer. Add the chicken back to the pot then stir in the kale. Cook for 2-3 minutes until kale is fully wilted.
Add the lemon juice and then taste soup for seasoning, adding additional salt and pepper if needed. Spoon into individual bowls and serve!
Instant Pot Method:
Complete steps 1-2 in your Instant Pot, then cover and seal the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. Once it is done, release the pressure immediately and stir in the kale. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the kale is wilted, then proceed to Step 5.
Slow Cooker Method
Proceed with steps 1-2, then add all of the ingredients except for the kale and lemon juice to your slow cooker. Cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low, then stir in the kale and cook for 2-3 minutes, until wilted and bright green, and proceed with step 5.
Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 1428mg | Potassium: 1464mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10909IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2mg