Healthy Italian Chicken Soup

Healthy Italian Chicken Soup

This Healthy Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup is easy to make and full of nourishing, healthy vegetables and organic chicken. This soup makes a great dinner but also works perfectly for meal- prep for lunches! So healthy and full of flavor, this chicken soup recipe is also full of immunity building Bone Broth ! I will share some of the amazing benefits of Bone Broth with you! This soup also contains a secret ingredient that you would never guess, that takes the flavor to the next level!!

What makes this Healthy Italian Chicken Soup immunity boosting?

Every part of this soup has a different health benefits. Bone Broth is one of them. Think of bone broth as a SUPERFOOD! Bone Broth is not the same as regular broth or regular stock. Regular broth or stock are simmered for a shorter period of time than bone broth. The reduced cooking process reduces the amount of beneficial gelatin extracted from the bones. Regular broths and stocks are limited in their ability to support the immune and digestive systems. There are so many benefits to Bone Broth! I will go over just a few with you!

What are the benefits of Bone Broth?

Digestive Health: It has a long history of being used as a digestive Tonic. The reason bone broth aides the gut goes back to collagen, which forms gelatin when it’s cooked down even further. Collagen and gelatin contain amino acids such as glutamine that supports a healthy inflammatory response. Bone broth is easily digested and soothing to the digestive system, unlike many other foods that can be difficult to fully break down. By regularly drinking bone broth or using it in recipes, you can help promote healthy gut integrity, while reducing inflammation in your digestive system. When my dad was recently recovering from surgery, many of the doctors and nurses suggested using bone broth to help healing.

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Immunity Booster: In foods and our bodies, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Proteins play a crucial role in many of our bodily functions and assist in maintaining our health. Now, some amino acids are essential, meaning our bodies can’t make them so we have to get them from food. Others are non-essential, because our bodies can produce them. When the body is sick or stressed, it doesn’t produce those non-essential amino acids as well. And that’s when we need those amino acids the most for healing. But, bone broth can help compensate for the lack of these non-essential amino acids. The amino acids and anti-inflammatory bone broth benefits make it a powerful immune-system booster. 

Healthy Italian Chicken Soup

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Healthy Italian Chicken Soup with pasta in it !

What will you need to make this Healthy Italian Chicken Soup?

  • 1.5-2 LBS OF Shredded Chicken Breast (use my recipe for EASY INSTANT POT SHREDDED CHICKEN)
  • 8-9 cups of Bone broth (or more depending on broth consistency you want)
  • Celtic Sea Salt and 16 Mesh Black Pepper to taste
  • 28 OZ can of diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 2 Tablespoons Ghee – divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 medium sweet onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 stalks of celery, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 medium to large carrots chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup fresh chopped spinach
  • 6 garlic cloves minced (or to taste! we like a LOT of garlic)
  • 1 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese, and more for garnish
  • 1.5 tablespoon Monk Fruit Sugar Replacement (**SECRET INGREDIENT**)
  • ****If desired cook pasta or rice that you can store on the side and add to the soup!
Italian Chicken Soup no pasta!

How to make Healthy Italian Chicken Soup

  1. Add 1 tablespoon ghee to a large dutch oven on medium heat. Add celery, onion, and carrots. Saute for 3-5 minutes until slightly softened. Do not saute too soft. You want them to be slightly cooked, but not too soft, so they hold up in the soup!
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon of Italian seasoning to carrot, onion, celery mix and cook another minute.
  3. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Do NOT burn garlic!
  4. Add 8 cups of bone broth bring to a simmer along with the can of diced tomatoes with the juices.
  5. Add shredded chicken to soup (if you used the instant pot to make the chicken, add the remaining juices from the instant pot…this will add great flavor to your soup!)and bring to a boil for 30 seconds, then bring back down to a low simmer.
  6. Add additional tablespoon of ghee, 1.5 tablespoon of monk fruit sweetener, and 1 cup of fresh grated parmesan cheese.
  7. Allow soup to simmer an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Add fresh chopped spinach and stir.
  10. Add more bone broth if need to get desired consistency.
  11. If desired add rice or pasta to the soup. Store rice or pasta and add to soup as it is served, so that the pasta or rice does not get soggy!
  12. Enjoy!

Healthy Italian Chicken Soup

An easy and healthy Italian Chicken Soup made with bone broth!
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Dutch Oven or Large Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5-2 lbs Shredded Chicken Breast
  • 8-9 cups of Bone broth depending on the consistency you want
  • Celtic Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes with juices
  • 2 TBSP Ghee (divided)
  • 1 TBSP Italian Seasoning
  • 1 medium sized sweet onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 stalks celery- peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 medium to large carrots peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup fresh chopped spinach
  • 6 cloves garlic- peeled and minced (or to taste! we like a lot of garlic)
  • 1 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese (and more for garnish)
  • 1.5 TBSP Monk Fruit Sugar Replacement
  • Cooked Rice or Pasta to add to soup- keep stored on side

Instructions
 

  • Add 1 tablespoon ghee to a large dutch oven on medium heat. Add celery, onion, and carrots. Saute for 3-5 minutes until slightly softened. Do not saute too soft. You want them to be slightly cooked, but not too soft, so they hold up in the soup!
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of Italian seasoning to carrot, onion, celery mix and cook another minute.
  • Add minced garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Do NOT burn garlic!
  • Add 8 cups of bone broth bring to a simmer along with the can of diced tomatoes with the juices.
  • Add shredded chicken to soup (if you used the instant pot to make the chicken, add the remaining juices from the instant pot…this will add great flavor to your soup!)and bring to a boil for 30 seconds, then bring back down to a low simmer.
  • Add additional tablespoon of ghee, 1.5 tablespoon of monk fruit sweetener, and 1 cup of fresh grated parmesan cheese.
  • Allow soup to simmer an additional 15 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add more bone broth if need to get desired consistency.
  • If desired add rice or pasta to the soup. Store rice or pasta and add to soup as it is served, so that the pasta or rice does not get soggy!
  • Enjoy!
Healthy Italian Chicken Soup

What I used to make this Healthy Italian Chicken Soup!

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