Whether you want to recover from a cold, detoxify your body, or simply want something delicious—either way, you will love this nourishing chicken soup. Imagine a warm bowl of tender carrots, softened onions, and aromatic juicy meatballs to warm up your tummy. Mmmm…
This Nourishing Chicken Soup with quinoa has quite a few ingredients, but your body is worth it! 🙂
How to make Nourishing Chicken Soup from scratch?
The base starts out by browning the meatballs (we will get to those morsels in a second). After developing those brown bits on the bottom of the pan, we remove them, add a little bit more olive oil—toss in the sweet carrots and onions, quinoa, and cook until the onions have slightly softened. I like to fry the quinoa with the vegetables to add that extra layer of flavor.
The meatballs contain all the goodness. All-white meat ground chicken with antioxidant-rich turmeric powder, garlic powder, and fresh parsley, saturate the meat and seeps into the liquid—creating a rich, nutritious broth. Hungry yet?
What’s in the Best Nourishing Chicken Soup?
Chicken—I used halal chicken breast, but feel free to use chicken thighs, or even ground turkey.
Onions & Carrots—will develop that light vegetable flavor in the broth. If you have celery (use equal amounts of that as the carrots) and throw that in as the same time as the onions and carrots.
Herbs and Spices—parsley is the herb of choice. If you don’t have parsley, use cilantro or dill, all would work well. The meatballs contain garlic, turmeric, and onion powder and fresh ginger.
Olive oil—I love olive oil, I practically use it in every recipe I make. Feel free to use avocado oil. I would not use coconut oil unless you decide to add coconut milk and that is kind of taking this dish into another direction, but hey, go ahead and experiment and tell me in the comments in you did so.
Quinoa—contains protein, vitamins and other good stuff that noodles cannot offer. It’s the best superfood out there and is a great rice replacement.
Love—the most important ingredient :).
Answering your question(s).
How long does Nourishing Chicken Soup keep in the refrigerator? When it is properly stored, it can last 3 to 4 days.
How long does cooked chicken soup last in the freezer? Properly stored, chicken soup can last up to 3 months in the freezer. Make to use air-tight bags.
Is quinoa healthy? Yes! Quinoa contains protein, B vitamins, and iron. Fun fact—quinoa originates in Peru and Bolivia
After the soup has finished cooking, add in two handfuls of one of these greens:
Tuscan kale (dinosaur kale)