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Hearty Chicken Soup



6 cups chicken broth
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup baby carrots, halved crosswise
1 large parsnip, peeled and chopped
2 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
1 tsp minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1⁄4 tsp pepper
1⁄4 cup snipped fresh dill


1. Put broth, chicken, celery, onion, carrots, parsnip, garlic, bay leaf and pepper in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked and vegetables are tender.

2. Discard bay leaf. Remove chicken to a plate to cool slightly. Add noodles to soup; cover and simmer 10 minutes, or until tender.

3. Meanwhile, shred chicken with fingers or 2 forks. Add to soup along with the dill.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories 197, total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 669mg, total Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 21g