Poached chicken and vegetable come together for a nourishing, hearty, healing soup recipe. With carrots, parsnips, celery, leek, onion, garlic and fresh herbs, this is a great cold weather vegetable soup.
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Poached Chicken and Winter Vegetable Soup

Poached chicken and winter vegetables come together for a nourishing, hearty, healing soup recipe. With carrots, parsnips, celery, leek, onion, garlic and fresh herbs, this is a great cold weather soup.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken soup, poached chicken, vegetable soup
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 leek halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 4 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 3 parsnips peeled and sliced
  • 3 stalks celery sliced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 32 oz low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh tarragon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • flat leaf parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add the garlic and leeks and sauté for one minute. Add the sliced carrots, parsnips, celery and onion to the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pour the broth and water into the pot and add the herbs and chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Simmer the soup for 15 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • With tongs, remove the chicken to a cutting board and gently shred with two forks. Place the shredded chicken back into the pot and simmer for an additional minute or two.
  • Remove the sprigs of thyme, tarragon and the bay leaf and discard.
  • Serve immediately with several leaves of parsley and any additional salt and pepper. 

Notes

  • This is my favorite brand of chicken broth. It comes frozen and it's thick, gelatinous and the highest quality. I always have several packets in my freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 1424mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 10795IU | Vitamin C: 31.6mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2.8mg