Chicken Quinoa Soup

Chicken Quinoa Soup is an updated classic! All the flavor of chicken noodle soup but with healthy quinoa in place of the noodles! This is a fabulous recipe.

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This Chicken Quinoa Soup recipe is an updated classic. Ditch the noodles for healthy quinoa!



2 tablespoons olive oil

1 sweet onion, diced

2 large carrots, sliced diagonally

2 celery ribs, cut in half length wise, and then sliced diagonally

23 garlic cloves, minced

1 bay leaf

1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme

8 cups chicken broth

2/3 cups quinoa, rinsed well

1 1/2 cups shredded/chopped cooked chicken

salt and pepper, to taste


In a large stock, heat the oil over medium heat.

Add the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, the bay leaf, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are just softened, about 5 minutes.

Add the chicken stock and quinoa and bring it to a boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer until the quinoa is cooked, about 15-20 minutes.

Stir in the chicken and allow to cook a few minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly heated.

Remove the bay leaf before serving. Enjoy!


Keywords: chicken soup