Warm up on a cold day or fight off a cold with this nourishing Chicken Quinoa Soup! This soup is packed with flavor and is so simple to make. You’ll definitely want to have this recipe on hand for the next time you are feeling under the weather.
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I’m kicking off the New Year with a must-have recipe for winter! Chicken Quinoa Soup is a simple meal for a chilly day or to help you feel better when you are sick.
This is actually an older post from my first year of blogging, but I decided that it needed a facelift! This is a recipe that I’ve made time and time again over the years, especially when we are sick.
Chicken Soup is a great thing to make when you aren’t feeling well, and not just because it’s warm and comforting! It’s actually very nutritious and is made with ingredients that help your body heal and fight off sickness.
This soup is packed with infection-fighting foods like onions and garlic. I also like to add bone broth which is great for the immune system as well.
When I’m sick, I usually try to avoid white flour and sugar since both can make it harder for my body to recover. So instead of using noodles like most chicken soup recipes call for, I like to use quinoa.
Quinoa is much more nutritious than most noodles, and it adds a wonderful texture to this soup.
This soup is excellent served with crackers! It would also be so good with my Parmesan and Herb Cream Biscuits.
My Sick Day Essentials
- This Chicken Quinoa Soup! I love that it makes a big batch so that I can have it for several meals. It reheats great in a saucepan on the stovetop. I just add a little extra broth if needed, the quinoa soaks it up like crazy!
- Diffusing Thieves essential oil to kill airborne bacteria and help to strengthen our immune systems! I also use Thieves cleaner to clean almost everything in my home without all the toxins that are in most cleaning products. I purchase my essential oils from Young Living. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about how I use essential oils.
- I always buy tissues in bulk with my Amazon Subscribe and Save so that I have plenty on hand any time we get sick!
- My favorite shows on Netflix like the Great British Baking Show!
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- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp oil (I usually use olive oil)
- 1 small onion
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 3 green onions, diced
- 1/2 cup peas (canned or frozen)
- 1/2 cup corn (canned or frozen)
- 8 cups chicken broth (I like to do part bone broth and part regular broth)
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- Boil the chicken in a pot of water for 10-15 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
- Let cool and shred with a fork or in your stand mixer.
- In a large pot, sauté the onions and garlic in the oil on medium high.
- Add corn and peas, stir.
- Pour in broth, quinoa, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. Bring to a boil.
- Add the chicken and green onions, lower the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked.
You can use leftover chicken or a shredded rotisserie chicken instead of the chicken breasts if you prefer.
I like to use some bone broth and some regular chicken broth instead of doing all 8 cups with regular chicken broth. Any ratio will work, I typically do half and half. You can even use all bone broth if you like!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 680mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 29g
This post was originally published on A Savory Feast on February 12, 2014. The photos and post have been updated.
What are some of your sick day essentials?