When you need a hearty one-pot meal, this soup is perfect. When you have extra chicken and vegetables in the fridge, you can frequently make this. It’s an excellent way to use up leftover ingredients and ensure that nothing goes to waste. Make a big batch to enjoy on the weekend, prepare it ahead of time for the week, or freeze individual portions for a quick meal.
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Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken, sear until the surface lightly browns, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.
1 tablespoon of olive oil should be added to the pot. Add the onion, celery, and carrots once the oil is hot. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes, or until the vegetables are lightly browned. Combine the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Cook for 1 minute after adding the tomato paste.
Use two types of canned tomatoes– paste and diced. The paste contains concentrated tomato solids, giving it rich umami and sweet flavor. A small amount quickly blushes the chicken stock and adds a bright acidity to the soup.
To the pot, add the tomatoes, potatoes, chicken, and chicken stock. Bring the stock to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low heat simmer. After 10 minutes, flip the chicken over and adjust the heat to your liking. Cook, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes. remove the chicken from the pot. Once the chicken is cool enough to handle, shred into smaller pieces, then set aside.
Combine the zucchini, green beans, mushrooms, and corn in a mixing bowl. Bring the stock to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to low heat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender.
Return the shredded chicken to the soup and stir to combine. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through and the potatoes are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve the soup immediately and garnish it with parsley.
This Healthy Vegetable Chicken Soup dish is a terrific way to cleanse when you really need to eat a healthy diet!
Vitamin C and K, and many other nutrients and minerals, are abundant in the carrots, celery, and onion bits present in chicken noodle soup. “Not only does this aid in the development of a strong immune system capable of fighting infections, but it also aids in the faster physical healing.”