Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup

I was working in my garden this week and was so excited about the celery I’ve grown. I included it in my chicken soup this afternoon and it added a ton of great flavor. You could make this chicken soup with whatever vegetables you have on hand but tonight I used onion, carrots, kale, zucchini and my delicious celery! Enjoy this recipe x

Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup

Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup


  • 1 whole chicken organic, free range
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 collard greens bundles
  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 black garlic clove
  • 3 large carrots
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 2 tbsp pepper corn
  • Celtic Salt
  • 1 large handful fresh thyme
  • 1 large handful fresh oregano
  • 1 large handful fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup kombu flakes
  • 2 medium dried red peppers diced
  • 2 tbsp mustard seed
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne add more if you would prefer it spicy
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder add more if you would prefer it spicy
  • 1 tbsp sumac
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Natural spring water amount depends on amount of chicken


  • Put the whole chicken into a large soup pot.
  • Add all spices and seasonings to the soup pot.
  • Cover with natural spring water until the chicken is submerged and the water is at least two inches above the top of the chicken.
  • Bring your chicken to a boil and then simmer it for at least 1.5 hours.
  • After 1.5 hours, pull out chicken and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Continue to simmer the broth for another 30 minutes.
  • After the chicken has cooled slightly, begin to shred using two forks to pull the chicken. Set aside.
  • Chop all vegetables into bite size pieces.
  • Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a skillet and add onion. Cook until translucent.
  • Add the remaining vegetables and cook for two minutes.
  • Add the vegetables and the chicken back to the soup broth and serve warm.

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  • Sandy
    March 20, 2020

    Shayna, really want to try the Chicken Vegetable Soup! I can almost smell it cooking on the stove– YUM!

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