Cleansing Lunch: Chicken Cleansing Soup
Everyone knows that chicken soup is good for the soul but what about your digestion? The answer to that question is of course YES! Chicken soup is amazing for diets and weight loss thanks to its low calories and mouth-watering taste. And it is exactly because of this that we have a chicken soup recipe here that is sure to cleanse your inside and keep you thin.
What Is Cleansing Soup?
Cleansing soup is essentially a soup that is filled with very nutrient-dense foods that are easy to digest, and therefore making it easier for your body to absorb more nutrients. So if someone says they are on a soup cleanse, it probably means they are eating lots of vegetables that have either been chopped small or blended up. That way their body can absorb the maximum nutrients, and detox soups are naturally low in fat and low in calories.
Chicken Cleansing Soup
Prep: 20 mins | Cooking: 40 mins
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 white or yellow onion
- 2 cups thinly sliced carrots
- 2 cups thinly sliced celery
- 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups chopped fresh broccoli
- 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
In a large soup pot, over medium-high heat, add the olive oil, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and ginger.
Cook for 5-8 minutes, while stirring occasionally, just until barely softened and very fragrant.
Stir the chicken broth, raw chicken breasts, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, and salt into the soup. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover with lid, and reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 30 minutes.
- Chop up the broccoli and parsley, and get the peas out.
Take the chicken out of the soup and place it on a plate. Use two forks and shred the chicken. Add it back into the soup pot, along with the chopped broccoli, parsley, and frozen peas.
Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until broccoli is softened.