Soup season can have lighter meals, such as this Green Chicken Soup. It’s packed with immune-boosting ingredients for a healthy winter.Jump to Recipe
During the fall season, we like to eat a lot of comforting soups. But those don’t always have to be so heavy. Green chicken soup is a great mixture of warm comfort while also being healthy.
There are a lot of good greens in the soup (hence the name) so it’s a great immunity soup as well. By adding a lot of immune-boosting foods, it’s a great way to keep your family feeling good this winter. Especially since many are still concerned about COVID on top of regular flu season.
A lot of the greens used remind me of spring, but when combined with warm broth, it makes a great light fall soup.
Step by Step
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, chop the leeks, onion, celery, and asparagus.
Remove the chicken from the pot and shred.
Add leeks and onion to the large pot. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 6-8 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the asparagus and spinach to the soup and cook about 5 minutes, until the asparagus is tender and spinach is wilted.
Stir in the shredded chicken, parsley, and parmesan.
Serve the soup garnished with pepper, parmesan cheese, and chopped green onion.
Leftover green chicken soup can be stored in the refrigerator once cooled. To reheat, place it in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally and cook about 5-10 minutes, until it’s warmed through.
Originally Published On: November 13, 2020
Green Chicken Soup
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb chicken breast (cut into strips)
- 2 medium leeks
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 stalks celery
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp pepper
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 5 oz spinach leaves
- 1 cup parsley leaves
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
- 1 green onion
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat
- Add the chicken and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes
- Meanwhile, chop the leeks, onion, celery, and asparagus
- Remove the chicken from the pot and shred
- Add leeks and onion to the large pot
- Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 6-8 minutes
- Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute
- Add the chicken broth, salt, and pepper
- Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes
- Add the asparagus and spinach to the soup and cook about 5 minutes, until the asparagus is tender and spinach is wilted
- Stir in the shredded chicken, parsley, and parmesan
- Serve the soup garnished with pepper, parmesan cheese, and chopped green onion
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
19 thoughts on “Green Chicken Soup”
This is the perfect season for soups and I have making and eating a wide range of recipes. This looks delicious.
I agree, it just got cold here this week so I am making all the soups now!
Super easy, definitely delicious, and warms the soul. Loving the spinach in this soup…it’s a keeper!
It’s such a warming soup! And yes, the spinach is great in it, and healthy.
Love this green chicken soup! It’s the perfect time to make a hearty soup and this was delicious! Love the spinach addition.
Thanks, Kathryn! I’m glad you enjoyed the soup. The spinach is a great way to add more healthy greens to it all.
I love having a healthy option for a hearty filling meal!
I do, too! Especially a warm soup when it’s cold outside.
So easy and so much flavor – and healthy too! Thanks for sharing this – there is so much to love about this soup.
Thanks, Erica! I love being able to incorporate so many healthy foods into a soup for the family.
This looks so delicious and perfect for this cold weather we’ve been having here! I can’t wait to make this tonight!
Soups are the best when it’s cold outside! We are just starting to get cold weather in south Texas so I will be making all the soups, too.
that looks like a tasty and also healthy soup. Never made soup like this before
It looks great for soup weather! I like it even though I am definitely not a soup person myself (let alone ramen)
I love chicken soup for winter. This recipe is amazing.
I love soups and would have one every day in winter! I can’t wait to try your recipe.
I love chicken and with a severe winter expected here in England, I will soon stockpiling soups. So the idea of the Green Chicken Soup sounds tantalising.
Your recipe is easy to follow and if, as you say, the Green Chicken Soup is packed with immune-boosting ingredients for a healthy winter, then you’ve got 5 “yeses” from me 🙂
Thanks for sharing.
I so need to try this, it looks absolutely delish.
What a perfect recipe for the upcoming cold and flu season! Immunity boosting soups is so key!