Dutch Oven Chicken Detox Soup (Quick and Easy)


Dutch oven chicken detox soup in one-pot

Have you been busy and not choosing the right meals? Have you had enough of the sight of food let alone eating it? Do you feel like you want a quick and easy meal for lunch or dinner any time?

Well, you have landed on the right recipe. This is a wonderful light detox soup recipe that can be adapted for vegetarians and vegans alike.

Use a seasoned or enameled cast-iron Dutch oven to make this healthy hearty vitamin-packed soup. It will only take you 35 minutes from start to finish. Excluding the shopping of course.

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Dutch Oven Chicken Detox Soup

What are the ingredients?

Olive Oil

Use the best quality cold pressed olive oil – olive oil in dark brown glass bottles stay in great condition for longer.

Chicken Breast

I use organic grass-fed poultry and meat products as this also help in keeping inflammation at bay. Animals that are raised on grass are not eating inflammatory grains which are then passed on to humans through the flesh, eggs etc.

Chicken Broth (Low Sodium)

Homemade chicken broth is what we all love to use but if you do not have any on hand a store-bought organic brand is also great. I use low sodium to assist in keeping inflammation at bay.

Spinach

Fresh is best but you can use frozen if that is all you are able to get your hands on. Be aware that the finished soup will appear very different. If you use frozen

Tomatoes

In this detox soup you can use any type of tomatoe you choose. I like juicy grape tomatoes when I serve the soup as cooked with all the delicious chunky pieces intact.

When I blend half the mixture to make a creamy textured soup I like to use plump ripe juicy Roma tomatoes.

Alternatively, you can use a can of good quality Italian diced tomatoes, in BPA Free aluminum cans.

How to Make Dutch Oven Chicken Detox Soup

One of the most appealing things about this soup if that the ingredients are not out of the ordinary. You will have most of the ingredients in your pantry, vegetables in the refrigerator and chicken in the freezer.

1 large onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, crushed (optional)

2 carrots, diced

2 celery sticks, diced

1 cup green beans, diced

1 cup tomatoes, diced

2 cups spinach, chopped

1 pound chicken breast, diced in even pieces

1 tsp cumin, ground

1 tsp cayenne pepper

Extra salt and pepper to taste

In a large Dutch oven or stockpot add olive oil and set the heat to low/medium.

Add onions and sauté till translucent – about 2 minutes.

Add carrots, celery salt and pepper – cook for 3 minutes.

Add chicken, cover with the lid, and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn during cooking to ensure chicken is cooked evenly.

Oven mitts for the hot Dutch oven lid…

Add low sodium chicken broth, diced tomatoes and bring to the boil.

Add green beans and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add spinach until wilted.

While hot top the soup with chopped parsley, a dribble of lemon juice along with extra salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Variation

To change up this recipe, so the family and I don’t get bored with it, I like to turn it into a creamy chicken detox soup.

To achieve this scoop out as much of the chicken as you can and set aside. Don’t worry if there are pieces left in the liquid.

Tip the soup, including vegetables, in a blender and blend until combined. You can use a stick blender in the appropriate mixing bowl, not the Dutch oven.

Return to the Dutch oven and add the chicken pieces. Then mix the soup until you get a creamy texture.

If the soup has cooled return to a low heat and stir till heated through.

For an extra creamy smooth soup – blend all the ingredients together.

Mix up the Flavors With Herbs and Spices

Change it up experiment with your favorite herbs and spices dried or fresh.

  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Fennel
  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Bay leaves
  • Chilli

Vegetarians and Vegans

This recipe is easily adapted to suit those who prefer a plant-based option. Low sodium vegetable broth can be used in place of the chicken broth and beans or lentils in place of the chicken. Easy as 1, 2, 3…

Check out more Dutch oven Vegan recipes – here

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Dutch Oven Chicken Detox Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Quick & Easy One-Pot Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed (optional)
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 1 cup green beans, diced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1 pound chicken breast, diced in even pieces
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Extra salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

In a large Dutch oven or stockpot add olive oil and set the heat to low/medium.

Add onions and sauté till translucent – about 2 minutes.

Add carrots, celery salt, and pepper – cook for 3 minutes.

Add chicken, cover with the lid, and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn during cooking to ensure chicken is cooked evenly.

Oven mitts for the hot Dutch oven lid…

Add low sodium chicken broth, diced tomatoes and bring to the boil.

Add green beans and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add spinach until wilted.

While hot top the soup with chopped parsley, a dribble of lemon juice along with extra salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257

Nutritional details are calculated from the ingredients used in this recipe. You should calculate nutritional values based on ingredients you have access to.

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To Finish – Dutch Oven Chicken Detox Soup

I hope you agree that this soup with its on-hand ingredient list will soon become a regular meal at your dinner table.

Good for your health and your waistline. Why not get your Dutch oven out today and prepare this soup today?

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