Chicken noodle vegetable soup is light, yet satisfying and nutritious. It's healthy comfort food to ward off the chill of winter and give you energy. A hot bowl of soup warms us from the inside out, from head to toe. As you lean over a steaming bowl to slurp a spoonful, you breath in the goodness as the steam rises.
This recipe is from the Daniel Plan Cookbook, available on Amazon. It's filled with over 100 easy, delicious recipes that help you to live a healthy life. It proves that healthy eating is not boring or about deprivation but about enjoyment and abundance.
The cookbook follows the principles of The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to Healthier Life, a New York Times best-seller. It guides readers on how to harness the power of faith, food, fitness, focus and friends to create a healthy life, forever.
It's not really a diet but a lifestyle. Weight loss happens to be one of the blessings, which many of the thousands of people who have followed this plan will attest to. Click the link above and it will take you to the full Daniel Plan site, so you can learn more.
Healthy Recipes For A Healthy Life
The three New York Times best-selling authors, Pastor Rick Warren, brain expert Dr. Daniel Amen, and metabolism expert Dr. Mark Hyman, were joined by The Daniel Plan Signature Chefs – Sally Cameron, Jenny Ross and Robert Sturm – to create the cookbook.
Every recipe is absolutely delicious, filled with life-giving, healthy ingredients. The cookbook also guides on how to build a healthy pantry, provides shopping tips, and information on how and why to choose ingredients. It’s not just a cookbook, but much more. There are wonderful side notes and tips throughout the book about how food is medicine.
Also a treat for the eyes, the photography is gorgeous thanks to Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson. Cover photography and few extra shots contributed by none other than Kent Cameron and yours truly. Enjoy this chicken noodle vegetable soup recipe. It’s a great one to add to your recipe repertoire.
Lead photo courtesy Zondervan Publishers and Matt Armendariz Photography
Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup
- Large soup pot like a Dutch oven
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 ribs celery finely chopped
- 3 carrots finely chopped
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or ¾ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- Kosher or sea salt and
- Black pepper
- 2 quarts chicken broth 64 ounces
- 1 large bone-in chicken breast
- 1 cup whole wheat or brown rice elbow pasta
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
- Add oil to a large pot over medium heat. Turn the heat down to medium low and add the celery, carrots, and onion. Cook until the vegetables are soft and translucent, 12−15 minutes. Stir in the garlic, and cook another 30−60 seconds. Add thyme, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.
- Remove skin and fat from chicken breast. Cut chicken breast crosswise through the bone into two pieces. Add the broth and the chicken breast to the pot. Bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer, and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 18 minutes.
- Remove chicken from the pot. Add the pasta, and simmer until pasta is tender. When chicken is cool enough to handle, shred the meat, and add back to the pot to warm. Remove the bay leaf. Add parsley. Ladle into warm bowls to serve.
This looks great! How many cloves of garlic? Thank you.
Thanks Jen. I did not notice that the amount was cut off! I use 2-3 large cloves because we love garlic, and garlic is so good for you.
Shut Up & Cook says
Fabulous picture of you! Love those glasses!
I'm going to need to detox with this soup when I come back from Paris.
Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon says
Sally, I am so delighted for you. I wish you a successful year. You just never know where life is going to take you.
Oh, and the soup is going on my to-do list.
Sally, I'm soooo jealous is all I can say! Awesome! Two of my favorites! I'm just finishing up my year long course with Inst. of Integrative Nutrition and really enjoyed both their lectures as a matter of fact I just listened to Dr. Amen yesterday. You are one lucky woman to have worked on the development of this book! Congrats and much more success to you!
Thanks Stacey! Dr. Amen and Dr. Hyman are both absolutely terrific. Both are so deeply knowledgeable and passionate about health. In fact, Dr. Hyman said at the book launch party that this is about transforming world health. Wow. The Daniel Plan is a movement and it can and will change thousands if not millions of lives. It is such an honor a privilege to be part of this team. Stay tuned!
p.s. I noticed your blog has changed a bit over the past year or so but I never realized you went to IIN too until just now. Now I know why!! 🙂 Love them both, have been reading both their books for quite a few years! Best of luck and I look forward to the new book!