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Chicken and Green Veg Soup

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This recipe focuses on the natural cleansing properties of delicious fresh green veggies. Adding a variety of vegetables to your day, especially the green ones, provides your body with powerful plant compounds called polyphenols and antioxidants which keep us healthy!

Chicken and Green Veg Soup

A delicious and simple soup perfect for a light lunch or dinner.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Meal Type Dinner, Lunch
Servings 2 People


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, white part only, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 litre chicken broth
  • ½ bulb fennel, finely sliced
  • ½ cup sugar snap peas, slices
  • 1 bunch asparagus, chopped
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 200 g chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 3 cups spinach
  • ¼ cup parsley, freshly chopped
  • 30 g parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the leek and garlic and cook for 5 minutes until soft and broken down. 
  • Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Plunge in the fennel, sugar snap peas and asparagus and reduce the heat to a simmer. Leave to cook for 10 minutes. 
  • Add in the lemon zest, chicken, miso and spinach, allowing the spinach to wilt and the chicken to heat through. This will take about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  • Serve with grated parmesan cheese. 


Tip: This is a versatile recipe that works with many types of vegetables. It’s a great way to use up anything in the crisper that needs eating!

Nutrition (per serve)

Net Carbs: 13.42gProtein: 60.43gFat: 18.21gFiber: 5.5g
Keyword asparagus, Cheese, Chicken, Soup, Spinach

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