Healthy Chicken Soup with Peas and Brown Rice

Healthy Chicken Soup

Tender bits of shredded chicken cooked in coconut oil and bone broth are the highlight of this healthy chicken soup recipe.

Sweet leeks, green peas, and chives make this a perfect spring soup recipe that’s light yet hearty. The addition of brown rice makes it a healthier, more easily digestible version of a classic chicken noodle soup. It can be eaten hot or cold and makes for great leftovers.

As always, this soup recipe is fortified with our Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth, which ups the nutrition with a good dose of collagen and extra protein and makes it taste more like a comfort food than a healthy chicken rice soup.

Without changing the nutrient content, this easy soup can be modified with olive oil for the healthy fat and more green veggies, such as broccoli or snap peas. You could also substitute chicken thighs for chicken breasts.

While you can make this soup in the slow cooker or crock pot and shred the chicken at the end, we like to brown all the mirepoix ingredients in coconut oil to add a bit of sweetness and healthy fats. Another way to speed up the cooking time is to use already cooked chicken breasts from a rotisserie chicken.

healthy chicken soup

Healthy Chicken Soup with Peas and Brown Rice

Tender bits of shredded chicken cooked in coconut oil and bone broth are the highlight of this healthy chicken soup recipe. This soup recipe is fortified with our Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth, which ups the nutrition with a good dose of collagen and extra protein.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword bone broth chicken soup, gut healing soup, lactose free soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 432 kcal
Author Kettle & Fire

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup whole-grain brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 leek chopped
  • 1 bunch Rainbow swiss chard chopped and stems divided from leaves
  • 1 bunch chives thinly sliced
  • 4 cups Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth
  • ½ cup green peas
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon cut into quarters

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. In a medium pot over medium heat, boil 2 cups of water. Once the water is boiling, reduce heat and stir in brown rice. Cook, covered, until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is fluffy, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Rub ½ tablespoon of coconut oil over the chicken breasts and transfer to a sheet pan. Roast the chicken in the oven until cooked through, 15 to 17 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile in a large stock pot, heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over low heat. Add carrots, celery, leek, and chard stems. Stir occasionally until soft, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add bone broth to pot with vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium high and let simmer for 6 minutes.
  5. Once the chicken is roasted, remove from the oven and shred using two forks.
  6. Stir the shredded chicken, chard leaves, peas and rice into the soup and let simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and ground black pepper.
  7. Divide into 4 serving bowls and garnish with chives and lemon wedges.

Recipe Notes

Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chicken Soup with Peas and Brown Rice
Amount Per Serving (0.25 recipe)
Calories 432 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 568mg 24%
Potassium 1024mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 206.3%
Vitamin C 61.5%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 21.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tender bits of shredded chicken cooked in coconut oil and bone broth are the highlight of this healthy chicken soup recipe. This soup recipe is fortified with our Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth, which ups the nutrition with a good dose of collagen and extra protein.

 

Tender bits of shredded chicken cooked in coconut oil and bone broth are the highlight of this healthy chicken soup recipe. This soup recipe is fortified with our Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth, which ups the nutrition with a good dose of collagen and extra protein.

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