Homemade Hydrating Chicken Vegetable Soup

Homemade Hydrating Chicken Vegetable soup - Inci Jones Author

Yes…eating your water does count. Incorporating soups into your daily meals is a sure-fire way to hydrate during mealtimes. A delicious, satisfying way to get your water, vitamins and nutrition while being keto, paleo, Weight Watchers and calorie counting friendly.

Homemade Hydrating Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe

Incorporating soups into your daily meals as much as possible is a sure-fire way to hydrate during mealtimes. A delicious, satisfying way to get your water, vitamins and nutrition while being Keto, Paleo, Weight Watchers and calorie counting friendly.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Soup Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy soup, keto soup, low calorie soup, paleo soup, soup, soup for dinner, soup for lunch, vegetable soup, veggie soup, weight watchers soup
Servings: 8 people
Author: Inci Jones - Author

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken bones & left over chicken
  • 1 Zucchini - chopped
  • 1 brown onion - cut into half moons
  • 1 large carrot - sliced into coins
  • 2 stalks of celery - chopped
  • 8-12 mushrooms - sliced
  • 1 cup cabbage shredded
  • 1 Anaheim chili - de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (can be any color really)
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes - chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley - chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh turmeric (if using dry use only 1 tsp)
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic

Instructions

To Make the Homemade Chicken Broth

  • To make homemade broth: I put 8 cups of water into a large pot, added the chicken bones and simmered them for about an hour. Then I pulled all of the larger bones with a slotted spoon and strained the broth through a colander to remove the smaller pieces.
    Making the Chicken Broth - Inci Jones Author

Now onto the Hydrating Chicken Veggie Soup

  • To the broth I added  of the veggies. For this soup I used zucchini, bell peppers, onions, Anaheim Chili, tomatoes, mushrooms, red cabbage and carrots. I also added parsley, turmeric and minced garlic to the pot.
    Veggies in soup -Inci Jones Author
  • The only seasoning I used was sea salt, pepper and thyme. So it’s very simple to make. 
    I brought everything up to a boil, then I turned down to a simmer. After 30 minutes I added in the leftover chicken breast that I chopped up into small bite sizes pieces. Then I cooked for another 10 minutes.
    Adjust the seasoning and vegetables to your liking. I cooked my soup for 30 minutes once the broth was made. If you like your vegetables a little soften, then cook them a little longer.
    Salt, Thyme, Parsley, Turmeric, Garlic - Inci Jones Author
  • Here's how it turned out...
    Homemade Hydrating Chicken Vegetable soup - Inci Jones Author