It’s soup season, everyone! This Chicken Vegetable Soup with Spinach is a keeper. This is a great one for cleaning out the fridge when you have those veggies in the crisper that need to be used up. Gluten free!
Spring finally arrived in our neck of the woods and after a deliciously warm walk, I decided a nice, fresh soup chockfull of veggies would be just the ticket for dinner.
Joe picked himself up a baguette at the local bakery on our way home from our hike to go along with our soup.
Well, not me because I’m halfway through the Whole 30 challenge, so no bread for me, but it looked and smelled great. I was a hint jealous, but enjoyed my meal nevertheless.
CHICKEN VEGETABLE SOUP WITH SPINACH
Do you ever make one of those ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ meals?
This soup was kind of that.
I had a big container full of spinach for smoothies but didn’t realize the best before date on it was a tad sooner than I thought.
Not cool. In some cases, like this one, I’m buying spinach that’s going to go bad in a couple of days.
Not to worry, chop a bunch of it up and toss it in your soup.
The nutritional value of spinach is said to be higher when it is slightly cooked, so it’s probably better off in the soup than a smoothie anyway.
I had a half a pepper and some celery in the crisper and some baby carrots in a container in the fridge. Then I totally forgot to put the carrots in the soup! My soup lacked that colour which bummed me out.
I love orange. 🙂
We were ready to eat in under an hour and happily slurped away in our sunny living room. So glad to see that sun. Bring on the summer! 🙂
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*Originally posted April 15, 2015. Updated November 20, 2019*
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It's soup season, everyone! This Chicken Vegetable Soup with Spinach is a keeper. This is a great one for cleaning out the fridge when you have those veggies in the crisper that need to be used up. Gluten free!
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium low heat
Add onions, peppers and celery and season with sea salt and pepper. Stir well and sauté, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add minced garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute longer. Add spices and cook, stirring for another minute
Add broth, stir, then add the chicken pieces. Bring to boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes
Stir in the chopped spinach and cook for another 5 minutes