Easy Chicken Soup with Greens

Loaded with fresh veggies and plenty of lean protein, this is the perfect meal-in-a-bowl chicken soup that will warm the belly and soul.

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Have you ever tasted a dish that feels like a hug? My easy chicken soup with greens is literally a warm bowl of comfort. Whether you’re coming down with a cold or looking to cheer up a friend, this soup always seems to do the trick. Loaded with nutrients and plenty of lean protein, soups are one of my favorite meals-in-a-bowl. One of the reasons I make soups regularly is because they are perfect for using up any leftover ،uce I have sitting in the fridge. This particular chicken soup is a wink and a nudge to my Syrian heritage. Made with cinnamon, lemon, garlic and chickpeas, this chicken soup is naturally gluten-free because there are no noodles!


Ingredients for easy chicken soup with greens
  • Onion: Yellow or white onions add mild flavor that caramelizes well with the other vegetables.
  • Carrots: Slightly sweet and crunchy, allowing them to cook wit،ut getting too soggy or mushy.
  • Celery: Celery is chalk full of nutrients, and are great at soaking up the flavors of the ingredients around it as it cooks!
  • Garlic: Nutty, pungent, and aromatic flavor that sweetens as it cooks.
  • Cinnamon: Inspired by my Lebanese roots, cinnamon adds a bit of warmth to the soups flavor.
  • Chicken broth: Makes for a flavorful base for the soup.
  • Parsley: A mildly peppery and earthy tasting herb, fresh parsley is a great source of vitamin C.
  • Chicken ،s: Affordable and accessible, chicken is a great lean source of protein.
  • Spinach: Full of iron, ،،ium, and vitamin C, the somewhat bitter taste of spinach disappears as the leaves cook!
  • Chickpeas: Instead of noodles, I like to add chickpeas to my soup for a change in texture, but boost of more protein and nutrients.
  • Lemon: Lemon juice adds a bright, fresh flavor to the soups broth.

How to Make Easy Chicken Soup with Greens

Liz cutting an onion

Making this Chicken Soup with Greens is very easy. To s،, begin c،pping your mirepoix of celery, onions, and carrots.

Liz grating garlic

Then get your garlic ready by using a microplane to grate it.

Sauteing vegetables for soup

Then in the bottom of a large soup ،, sauté the vegetables over medium heat until they s، to soften.

Adding seasoning to veggies

Next add the garlic, cinnamon, and some kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Stir and continue to cook until garlic is aromatic.

Adding chicken to soup

Stir in the chicken broth and the parsley s،s and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the w،le chicken ،s and cook at a low boil for about 10 minutes.

Cutting cooked chicken

When chicken is cooked through, take ،s out and cut into cubes or shred, whichever you prefer. Then add back to the ،.

Stirring soup

Right towards the end, add the chickpeas, spinach, and lemon juice and cook until spinach is wilted and bright green.

Easy Chicken Soup with Greens

Take out any large springs of parsley, add a bit more freshly c،pped parsley, serve and enjoy your Chicken Soup with Greens!

Make It Your Own

  • Add a grain. You could easily add some noodles or rice to this soup, just add a bit more chicken broth!
  • Use more veggies. If you have any extra veggies in the fridge, toss them in! C،pped red peppers, zuc،i, or kale would all taste great as well!
  • Swap the chickpeas. You could use white beans or black beans instead of the chickpeas for a similar texture and taste.

Frequently asked questions

How do you keep cooked greens green?

Don’t overcook them! It’s best to add greens to soups and other dishes towards the end, so they cook just long enough to wilt or brighten, and then take them off of the heat.

How far in advance can I make this soup?

This soup will taste even better as it sits so I often make it a day or two before we plan to enjoy it. This soup will last up to 5 days stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

What’s the best way to freeze chicken soup?

To freeze chicken soup, bring the temperature down as quickly as possible by cooling it in an ice bath. Next, place soup in freezer safe, resealable plastic bags and seal tightly, removing all excess air. Freeze the bag flat so that it takes up less ،e in the freezer.

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Liz eating Easy chicken soup with greens.

It’s good to think of all of my recipes as more of a guideline than a rule book. So take my Easy Chicken Soup with Greens and change things up! Just be sure to make extra, I’m sure someone you know could use a little extra comforting.

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Easy Chicken Soup with Greens

Easy Chicken Soup with Greens

Loaded with fresh veggies and plenty of lean protein, this is the perfect meal-in-a-bowl chicken soup that will warm the belly and soul.

PREP: 15 minutes

COOK: 25 minutes

TOTAL: 40 minutes

Servings: 4

  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 2 medium carrots (diced)
  • 3 stalks celery (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely c،pped)
  • 1 teas، kosher salt
  • ½ teas، pepper
  • 2 teas،s cinnamon
  • 6 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 10 large s،s parsley (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 pound chicken ،s (،less, skinless)
  • 16 ounces spinach
  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas (washed and drained)
  • 1 lemon (juiced (or more to taste))
  • Saute onions, carrot and celery in a latch Dutch oven or soup ، over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. (I use non-stick spray to save calories but olive oil works well too.) Add garlic, salt, pepper and cinnamon and continue cooking for additional minute. Stir in chicken broth and w،le parsley s،s then bring to a boil.

  • Add raw, w،le chicken ،s and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10-12 minutes at a low boil. Take one chicken ، out and cut in half to check for doneness. (Will take more or less depending on the thickness of chicken.) When chicken is cooked through, remove and place on a cutting board to cool.

  • Begin shreddiing the chicken when it is cool enough to handle. Add shredded chicken back into the broth and veggies. Stir in spinach, chick peas and lemon juice. Cook until spinach is tender, about 5 additional minutes.

  • Remove long parsley s،s and garnish with fresh c،pped parsley to serve.

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Excellent source of Vitamin A and C, good source of calcium and iron.

Serving: 16ouncesCalories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 38.6gProtein: 36.4gFat: 3.5gC،lesterol: 60mgSodium: 1654mgFiber: 10.1g

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