Detox Soup with Chicken

Detox Soup with Chicken

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 16 ounces  mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp. rosemary
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to the stockpot and cook until golden, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
  2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the stockpot. Add onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, about 5-6 minutes. Stir in thyme and oregano until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in chicken stock; bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa, rosemary and chicken; reduce heat and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Stir in kale and cannellini beans until the kale has wilted, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and parsley; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Serve immediately.