Healthy Vegetable Chicken Soup
Healthy Vegetable Chicken Soup recipe is FULL of veggies and great to detox when you need to eat healthy! You can definitely make the prep time shorter by buying prechopped veggies if you want and store bought chicken broth for this soup.
HEALTHY VEGETABLE CHICKEN SOUP
When I say that I’ve been on a month long eating bender I’m not exaggerating. I literally ate my way through New York, the Betty Crocker Kitchens, and Arizona.
Double breakfasts, six dinners, buffet dessert. No calorie left behind, no restaurant untouched.
Let me let you in on a little secret. You know all those food bloggers that post obscene food pictures from restaurants and bakeries?
The truth is that they rarely eat all of it, if even a bite. I’ve witnessed this many times to verify that is the case.
I know, I know…as a food blogger you have to have discretion otherwise you would be 500 lbs (my most commonly asked question is how I’m not 500 lbs).
I haven’t quite learned that discretion part.
You remember on Instagram how I posted an ice cream cone entirely filled with cookie dough in NYC?
What’s not pictured are the 12 other containers of cookie dough (one of each flavor) that we took back to our hotel and ate later that night and for breakfast the next morning.
So I guess I’m the nonconformist in the food blogging world. A whole lot of fun but horrible on the waistline.
Which is why today’s soup has ALL the veggies in it. Around 8-10 cups of veggies. While we were in Arizona I told the kids when we got home we’re having a grill-off for a month because we had eaten so much garbage.
Yep, chicken and veggies, fish and veggies – on repeat. But somehow they got sick of it (go figure) and so this soup which is still healthy came about.
And believe it or not, all my kids ate it without crying which was shocking. I have a couple that freak out when they see green things in their soup.
It’s a lot of chopping unless your grocery store is awesome enough to carry some of the prechopped stuff. I actually don’t mind chopping though. It’s quite therapeutic.
A note is that I always use Better Than Bouillon for all my chicken recipes that call for broth, especially soups. It adds so much flavor!!
Just be warned that if you do store the leftovers, the noodles will soak up the liquid and you may have to add more broth.
OTHER SOUP RECIPES:
- Crockpot Potato Soup
- Easy Tomato Soup
- Panera’s Cheddar Broccoli Soup
- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup
- Lasagna Soup
- Egg Drop Soup
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
Healthy Vegetable Chicken Soup
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 cloves garlic, , minced
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1 red bell pepper, , chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, , chopped
- 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
- 1 cup julienned carrots, (or diced)
- 5 cups chicken stock, (I always use Better Than Bouillon paste)
- salt and pepper to taste, (I use about 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper)
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
- 6 ounces spinach
- 1 cup egg noodles
- 2 cups shredded chicken, (rotisserie chicken works well here)
- Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, celery, and carrots.
- Saute until onions are translucent and the veggies have been tossed through with hot oil. Add stock and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the soy sauce and hot sauce.
- Bring soup to a simmer and allow to simmer over low heat for about 40 minutes or until veggies are tender.
- Add the spinach and cover pot. The spinach will reduce quickly. Stir soup and add the noodles. Cook about five minutes or until tender. Stir in the chicken and simmer until chicken is heated through. You can add more broth if you want it thinner. Serve!
Source: adapted from Allrecipes
This soup recipe is the absolute BEST chicken & veg.
I love the addition of capsicum which gives it a distinct flavor. So good for everyone too! THANKS!
trappys hot pepper is not available any more ,,, what would you suggest i use instead
Any hot pepper. Tabasco?
Hi, we absolutely love this soup, it is a repeater on the menu. Just wondering would it be OK to sub Spaghetti or tagliatelle for the egg noodles?
This soup sounds wonderful, unfortunately my husband can’t eat peppers…..are there any other vegetables you would suggest I could use in lieu of peppers?
Thanks from Patricia in Canada
Anything that suits your fancy. Green beans, anything.
My favorite soup! Thank you for the recipe
This soup is so yummy, I’ve made it a few times
This soup was absolutely wonderful!! Many thanks!!!
Questions, how many teaspoons of better than bouillon do you used for the 5 cups of chicken stock?
It has measurements on the side of the can but it’s a teaspoon per cup.
Do you use both chicken broth and better than bouillon?
No. Sorry. Some people don’t know what better than bouillon is. I only use better than bouillon.
I absolutely love this soup 🙂 it’s so hearty, healthy, and filling. I’ve made it a few times and love it so much, thanks for sharing!!
This was a big hit! The soy sauce and peppers gave this a hint of something different than the usual chicken noodle. My picky one year old kept asking for more tiny pieces of vegetables.
So happy that even your one-year-old like it!
Haven’t made it yet but it looks great. Thanks for the recipe!
This soup is delicious and easy to prepare. Every time I make it, I find myself adding more veggies to the pot (frozen works well too). I make a big batch, especially now and it freezes well (without the noodles – which is just a preference).
This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Thank you Lana. We love it too!
Hi, I would love to make this in the Crock-Pot 😊. How would you suggest I do that?
I would do the instructions up to step 3 for 4-6 hours on low and then add the spinach and egg noodles.
This was delicious!! I did not have hot sauce so I added cayenne and crushed red pepper (I didn’t measure). I could have added more for myself but with my kids eating it just a little sprinkle was great. I also used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. So much flavor!! Will make again 😀
So glad you loved it!
Thinking about using small white beans, taking out pasta, and adding broccoli instead of spinach.
Please advise, asap!!!
Great! Sounds delicious!
Absolutely delicious. Great zip! Next time we’ll double the recipe for more leftovers.
My husband and I are quite new to your site and we have made this soup twice. We always have homemade chicken broth on hand so it took no time at all to put together. We love it! We will definitely be looking for more recipes to try. Thank you.
Could I use Orzo? If so, what amount? 1 cup? Recipes sounds amazing.
My chicken soup is very similar, but it includes 4 cups of sliced or diced carrots, not just the 1 cup of grated carrots suggested here. Otherwise this sounds quite healthy & flavourful! Thanks for the timely post!
I just made this with a couple of substitutions that I had on hand (collard greens instead of spinach and farro instead of egg noodles) and it was probably the most flavorful soup I have ever made! I also agree with the Better Than Buillion. I didn’t have enough bone broth so I used the Vegetable BTB I had in the fridge for the remainder of the volume. Thank you for sharing!
Sounds delicious. You are welcome!
This is definitely a 5-star soup receipt!!! My 14-yr-old son who “doesn’t like soup” loved it, and his twin sister who “DOES NOT ear vegetables…ever” loved it! They both had seconds! Thank you so much for this easy and delicious recipe!
A miracle when the kids will eat veggies!
I am new to cooking, how do you make stock with Better than Bouillon?
It comes in a jar. You add 1 teaspoon of Better than Bouillon for each cup of water.
Yummy soup – thank you!
I would like to try this soup however I was never able to get past the ads and that very lengthy description to locate the recipe. Whyyy! Ugh!
I agree those are deterrents.
There is a button at the very top to jump straight to the recipe for followers who don’t wish to read the whole story, although many of us enjoy reading it in entirety.
I made this in the instapot and it turned out great. It’s one of the most flavorful chicken noodle soups I have made . I did forget the hot sauce, soy and spinach but will definitely make sure to add it next time.
First time making soup and yay success! Packed full of veggies and so flavorful. Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe. It will be a definite go to for those cold winter nights!
You are welcome!
This is the best soup ever. I cook constantly and this is the best recipe I have come across in a long time. I left out the noodles to cut calories.
I cooked this up tonight & we loved it! The kids had 2 bowls full!
Good for your kids getting all their veggies.
Do you chop the spinach or will baby spinach be okay without chopping?
Oh no. You don’t have to chop it. Just add it!
I’m sure this soup tastes delicious. All of your recipes that I have tried have been an absolute success!
i made this and it was YUMMO!! so good and not super heavy!!
So glad you liked it!
This recipe is absolutely AMAZING. I was looking for a chicken soup recipe that was
“different” and this fit the bill. My goodness, I could bathe in this (tho I promise I won’t) Thank you for posting this.
Ha. THanks! I’m glad you loved it.
We made this but left out the pasta as partner is low carb. It’s the most tasty chicken soup ever. We make our own chicken stock, and will probably replace the spinach with kale just for personal preference, but definitely a keeper.
Most recipes make too much soup for just two people., so I freeze the left overs. Pasta isn’t good after the soup is thawed. So when I make soups that contain pasta, I cook the pasta separate and serve on the side.
This was my first time making soup. This recipe is delicious and easy to follow. My family loved it! 🥣
your site is my go-to recipe book when I need to find a good recipe quick and I know it’s going to be good.
Thank you for sharing! 💙
Wow. It looks delicious. I love vegetable chicken soup very much . So, I will try to make it very soon. Your recipe will help me. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
I love everything about this soup. I give it to family members when they are sick. The soy sauce/hot sauce combo gives it such a great kick. Thank you for sharing!
Oh you’re welcome and you sound like a kind person.
I loved this recipe but it has no nutritional information.
It’s important for me to count calories.
Made this healthy vegetables chicken soup, and it’s great, loved the wonderful flavor.
But, I can’t find nutritional info.
Please send me that info or inform me where I can find it.
Sorry the nutritional info was there but seemed to get deleted. I have added it again.
This was so good ! I loved everything about it. Thanks for the recipe.
Sounds like comfort soup to me! Thanks for sharing.
Hi.. What about the calories in these soups… Does it work for weight loss
I just added this recipe into weight watchers, and a large serving (like 1 1/2 cups) is only 4 points. (I increased the broth to 64 oz. and the egg noodles to 4 cups).
Woo hoo! Thanks for helping out.
The calories are listed below the recipe.
Maybe I’m just a slow chopper, but I was able to bake some chicken breasts for shredding while I chopped up everything: time = 30 minutes-ish. I couldn’t help myself, and I added just a 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder, because everything deserves that. I am storing it minus the noodles in single servings until ready to serve, since I am typically only serving one or two. When I do reheat, Plan A, Essenhaus Homestyle Noodles. Plan B Lundberg Wild Rice Blend for my friend who is gluten-free.
This soup was amazing, my husband who is super picky loved it. I also made some for my older parents who were sick at the time. They can’t stop talking about it. It will definitely become a staple in our house. Thank you, thank you!
Trying this tonight. Looking forward to it on this cold rainy day! I don’t have noodles but I’m sure it will be delicious without since there’s so many other yummy ingredients to make up for them! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
I made this recipe last night and it was delicious. I cooked and left the noodles on the side, and added them when I made a bowl of soup, so that they do not soak up the broth. I used sriracha for my hot sauce, and also added the soy sauce.
I’m making this soup tonight. I googled veggie soup recipes using chicken. Trying to kick the red meat in my diet. This soup looks really delicious. I am using frozen soup veggies and canned tomatoes and my homemade chicken broth made with leftover roasted hen from
Christmas dinner. I can’t wait for the results. I know it will be delicious.
Made this last night….. Delicious! Next time will add lentils and a tad more chicken stock!
I just made this tonight and it was delicious! I had left over rotisserie turkey but no peppers or noodles and it was still great. Next time I’ll plan better or maybe skip the noodles/carbs. My husband who is a meat and potatoes guy enjoyed it too. Thank you.
My husband is as well. I usually make grilled cheese sandwiches when we have soup to make him think hes eating more than just soup. So far it has worked.
Made this tonight and used gluten free fusilli instead of egg noodles. Delicious flavor and wonderful on a cold winter night. Thanks for the recipe!
This is such a flavorful treat. I finally chopped all the vegetables and the kids loved it.
Awesome! Love hearing that.
Looks really wonderful I want to try this I can taste it now. Thank you for posting this.
Made a variation of this soup tonight. I made my own broth using skinless & boneless chicken breasts, boiled with seasoning, bay leaves, and olive oil. Then removed, shredded, and set chicken to the side. Started a new pot with olive oil, added garlic and onion. After translucent, returned broth to the pan. Added chopped green taters (picked up from a farmers market), then added frozen soup veggies. Brought to a good simmer. Then added a can of diced tomatoes, thawed fresh frozen spinach, and the cooked chicken. Added Himalayan pink salt as well as some other herbs, like parsley, etc. Forgot about the soy sauce. Next time I make this, I want to boil a whole chicken in order to get the nutrients from the bones. And i might leave out the spinach. I like the idea of using green beans, squash, corn, and white kidney beans. Or better yet, butter beans. This soup was delicious, and I look forward to making different variations of it! 🙂
I did not see the calories. How much per serving ? Looks yum!! You
It’s under the recipe. It’s 278 per serving!
Wow – no sweet potato?!? That’s the healthiest vegetable on Earth!
Sorry. Couldn’t include them all.
It could have been a fluke, but my kids actually ate the vegetables. It was really good. I only put in 1 teaspoon of kosher salt because I did not buy low-sodium chicken broth. It was perfect. I also used extra fiber egg noodles. Kids were none the wiser .
I made the soup last week and my husband and myself enjoyed it. This week we are having our Annual Fellowship (Lord’s will) and I will be sharing the recipe. But I need to know how many calories are there? Thanks.
If you click the nutrition button below the recipe it will tell you the info.
461 is a lot of calories! How large is a single serving?
You are right! Looks like there were extra ingredients in the nutritional info. It’s fixed now.
I have tried this, and I love it. Cooking as I am typing!
Made this tonight, left out the noodles. It was delicious
Hi, I made this for the first time a couple of weeks ago – minus the hot sauce which I can’t have as am allergic to hot chilli peppers – anyway it was absolutely delicious. As we finished eating my husband said “this would be really good with prawns too”. So, today I made it again and, just before serving, stirred in some cooked king prawns. He was right – it is delicious this way too. Thanks for a great recipe :o))
Ooh! I bet that would be great!
Excited to try this tonight! And btw….I totally would have done the same thing with the cookie dough!
haha. You’re my kind of girl.
You must work out all the time!
Praise Yahshua for good idea’s!
I do work out 6 days a week but hello, look what I’m eating. Haha.
Yummy can it be frozen?
I have not tried it but I don’t see why not.
If you are going to freeze it, you need to cook the noodles just to bite doneness. if you cook them to much when you take them out of the freezer and re-heat, they will turn to mush.
Hi there. You claim on your Facebook page that this soup will detox, how exactly does it do that?
Haha. Anytime you have eaten bad or too many sweets, it’s time to eat healthy. This soup has tons of veggies and that’s the detox part of it.
Can the spinach be left out or is there a good substitute?
Hi — thanks for posting this recipe I made this last night and it is incredibly tasty . I actually forgot to add the hot sauce and the soy sauce ( I’m not a fan of either 🙂 I used vegetable broth and vegetable noodles) I grilled my own boneless chicken breast
Thanks! I love hearing that. you can definitely leave those out they just add a little flavor.
This soup will not “detox” you. There is no such thing. Your liver and kidneys rid toxins from your body already.
She doesn’t mean literally.
Okay. It is packed full of veggies which is always good.
The calories…is that per bowl? (How much in each serving )
It’s per serving. I can’t be sure except that it’s the soup divided by 6.
What seriously?? They don’t eat it?? Now THAT is some self control. i’m with you…no calorie left behind!
Like none of it. You would be shocked and horrified!
hey girl- this looks so yummy! have a great weekend!
Thank you Shawnna!
These look tasty and yum and I’ll definitely try this one especially for my kids cause they too cry when they see greens on their plate. Thanks for sharing..!!
I can’t promise they still won’t cry…