This easy to make chicken soup is extremely filling, low in calories, and filled with great taste and vitamins and minerals. Best of all, you can make this soup in under 30 minutes and even freeze it to just heat and eat later.
All ingredients are based on single servings. To increase the serving size for an entire family, just multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you need.
- 2 ounces of skinless chicken breast roasted and diced – 85 calories
- 2 cups sodium free or low sodium broth- 34 calories
- 1 cup carrots sliced-54 calories
- 1 cup broccoli- 54 calories
- 1/2 cup onions diced- 31 calories
- 1/2 cup mushroom slices- 30 calories (optional)
- 1/4 cup tomato juice or 1 medium tomato diced- 10 to 22 calories
- 1-tsp parsley
- pepper to taste
In a sauce pan large enough to hold all the ingredients, pour in chicken broth and add the carrots and onions (if carrots are frozen rather than fresh, just add the onions at first).
Bring to a boil and then reduce and allow to simmer for 15 or 20 minutes.
Add broccoli, roasted chicken, tomatoes (or tomato juice), mushrooms and pepper to taste, and continue to simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
Serve in soup bowls with a teaspoon of parsley on the top as garnish.
Because this soup is low in calories, only around 200 per serving, you can include a small salad or fresh fruit with your meal. Because the soup is so colorful, great fruit choices will include an apple, pear, peach, or a cup of diced honeydew melon.
For those in your family with a really large appetite, you can easily serve a sandwich on multi grain bread or some mutli-grain crackers with the soup.
For those who are eat smaller meals more often, this soup makes a perfect lunch or even dinner by itself.
Do you like chicken soup? What’s your favourite chicken soup recipe? Do you try to cook as healthily as possible?