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Healing Soup

Make a delicious, healing, and healthy chicken soup on the stove or in the slow cooker, with fresh garlic, ginger, kale, broccoli, chicken breast, and parsley.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken and broccoli soup, chicken soup recipe, healing soup recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 170kcal


  • 2 heaping cups cooked and chopped chicken breast about 1 pound raw or 12-14 ounces cooked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • .5 c chopped yellow onion ½ medium onion
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp finely minced fresh ginger
  • 64 oz cartons low-sodium chicken broth 8 cups
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves or 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • .5 tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • .25 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 c chopped broccoli (about 1 crown fresh broccoli)
  • 2 c chopped kale about 2-3 kale leaves, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • .5 c chopped fresh parsley


  • Stovetop directionsIn a large stock pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is just tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken broth, thyme, bay leaves, the chopped chicken, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the broccoli and kale and cook until the broccoli is bright green and tender, 8 to 10 more minutes. Stir in the fresh parsley, taste the broth, and add more salt if needed. Serve.Slow cooker directionsPlace 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast in base of your slow cooker (about 2 large chicken breasts).
  • Add the olive oil, onion, garlic, ginger, thyme, bay leaves, salt, pepper, and broth. Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Take the chicken out of the broth, transfer to a cutting board and chop. Remove the bay leaves and use a fine mesh sieve to strain the broth (you don’t have to strain your broth, but it will look murky if you don’t).
  • Add the broccoli and kale and the chopped chicken back to the broth in your slow cooker, stir, cover, and continue cooking until the broccoli is bright green and tender, about 30 more minutes.
  • Taste the broth and add salt to taste. Stir in fresh parsley and serve.


 2 WW Freestyle points


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 252mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g