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Chicken Detox Soup

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Keep on track with healthy eating with this chicken detox soup. So much flavor and so many nutrients and benefits. I love to make this at the beginning of the week and have it for lunch all week long!

Ok friends. I have to write a disclaimer before this post and say that I have made this soup forever now and I love it. I love eating it for lunch all week. It’s healthy, low-fat, and it tastes nothing like you’re on a “diet” or “trying to eat healthier”. And it has some special ingredients in it like apple cider vinegar and turmeric which have both been proven to be good for a detox and for weight loss. With that said, I am NOT a doctor, a dietician, or a nutritionist. We all have our own idea of weight loss, healthy eating, low fat, low calories, etc which is why I don’t want to say ‘eat this and you will lose weight…..’ So I won’t.

What I can say is that this soup is so yummy, so flavorful, and it is very healthy. I am doing no-sugar for the month of January and this chicken detox soup is something that I have been making at the beginning of the week and eating all week long for lunch. Don’t worry, you can’t taste the apple cider vinegar. Somehow it all comes together and tastes amazing.

The prep for this soup is somewhat time-consuming because you have to cut all the veggies. A tip is to buy baby carrots and then slice them for the soup. That’s what I do and it’s so easy because you don’t have to peel any carrots. I also buy a bag of broccoli florets and then there is some for next time I want to make the soup.

It all simmers away on the stove-top and even the chicken gets cooked in the broth until it’s super tender and just shreds apart. 

If you’re looking for a healthy lunch or dinner option the try this chicken detox soup. It’s also a good way to get lots of nutrients in while cutting calories. I got the recipe from the blog A Spicy Perspective and she explains the whole detox thing really well if you care about that part of it.

And I have to add that even my kids devour this soup. Which is why I love making it cause not only do I get a healthy meal, but my kids do too and they get tons of veggies!

Chicken Detox Soup

This soup will keep covered in the fridge for a week.

If you are not familiar with fresh ginger it is in the produce area. To grate it for the soup, use a vegetable peeler to peel away the brown, wood-like skin. Cut off a piece of the fresh ginger and grate it for the soup. The leftover ginger can be stored in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. When you need it again it shreds very easily when frozen. No need to thaw.

Turmeric is an orange colored spice that can be found by the other dried seasonings and herbs.

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger *
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric *
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  • Set a large soup pot (I used a 6 qt pot) over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 5 minutes to soften.
  • Add the chicken broth, chicken breasts (raw), apple cider vinegar, turmeric, and salt. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and let simmer until chicken breasts are cooked through. About 25 minutes.
  • Using tongs take the chicken out and place on a plate. Add the broccoli, peas, and parsley to the soup pot. Shred the chicken breasts with 2 forks and return it to the soup pot. Stir together. Let simmer for an additional 15 minutes to soften the broccoli.

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    February 3, 2017 at 12:08 am This was delicious and so nutritious. Thanks! My children ate it too!
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      Together As Family
      February 5, 2017 at 9:52 pm So glad you all loved it! Surprisingly my kids eat this too. I thought for sure they wouldn't because of the ginger and what not, but the flavors come together so nicely. Thanks for coming back to let me know :)
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      Clarese Joyce
      January 26, 2019 at 5:15 pm How much water to boil the veggies in for step 1?
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    June 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm Have you ever tried this in an Instant Pot?
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      Together As Family
      June 17, 2017 at 11:41 pm I have not. I bet it could be done fairly easily, you may have to guess and play around with the cook time on it. I would add everything to the instant pot and then cook, take out chicken and shred and then add it back in.
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        February 25, 2018 at 3:47 pm We made it for the first time today in the instant pot. Sautéed the veggies first (it’s an option on most), then added everything but the broccoli and parsley, let it cook 20 mins, then took out the chicken to shred, added that and the broccoli and parsley, cooked an additional 10 (of course with the pressure cooker, you have to wait in between until you can open the lid) any case, it turned out delish! (I would probably just do it on the stove next time though, only because I like to use my instant pot if I can just throw it all in and go.). Great recipe though!
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    Janice Fox
    July 1, 2017 at 2:50 am This would have to be my go to soup now, packed with so much flavour and so good for you as the main meal for the day, have already lost kilos with this soup with a healthy balance of fruit, should be reaching my goal soon and thanks again for this recipe, I have already passed this onto friends as well.
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      Together As Family
      July 1, 2017 at 6:42 pm That's so great! I do love this soup a lot too. SO much flavor and healthy too. Thank you for letting me know and passing the recipe on. I love sharing recipes :)
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    July 22, 2017 at 5:47 pm Which ACV do you use Braggs Organic or just regular.. Thanks
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      Together As Family
      July 22, 2017 at 7:02 pm I just use regular, cheap apple cider vinegar. I've never tried it with braggs but I'm sure it would be fine ☺️
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    August 2, 2017 at 5:05 pm This soup passed the hubby test. Really flavorable and good. I used a pressure cooker to make it and it turned out great. Shortened the cooking time to 16 minutes after prep was done. Thank you.
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      Together As Family
      August 4, 2017 at 10:04 am So good to hear! I've never cooked with a pressure cooker but it sounds like a great idea. I LOVE that it only took 16 minutes to cook :)
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    Tracy Beams
    November 7, 2017 at 1:21 pm What are the carbs for this soup? And how many calories are in the soup?
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    South Alabama
    December 15, 2018 at 11:51 am This soup is delicious. Thanks you for sharing the recipe.
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    January 1, 2019 at 2:50 am This soup recipe is so yummy. thanks for sharing...
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    February 24, 2019 at 12:42 am What is the serving size for this soup?
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      Together As Family
      February 24, 2019 at 5:13 pm I get about 6 lunches out of it so I would say it can safely feed 6 big portions.

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