Soup with Chicken and Quinoa

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Soup with Chicken and Quinoa

Chicken Quinoa Soup

Published on April 4, 2019

Total Time:

1 hrs 33 mins

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  • 3 cups water

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

  • 5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped carrots

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ cup chopped yellow bell pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic

  • 8 cups chicken broth

  • 2 cups chopped spinach leaves

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon crushed bay leaf

  • ⅓ cup cornstarch

  • ¼ cup cold water

  1. Bring 3 cups water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  3. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in the Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and garlic; cook and stir until soft, about 10 minutes.

  4. Pour chicken broth into the Dutch oven. Add spinach leaves, marjoram, oregano, basil, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until flavors combine, about 10 minutes. Stir in cooked quinoa. Return chicken to the Dutch oven; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

  5. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl. Pour slowly into the Dutch oven; cook, stirring occasionally, until soup thickens, about 1 minute.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214Calories4g Fat26g Carbs18g Protein
Nutrition FactsServings Per Recipe8Calories214% Daily Value *Total Fat4g5%Saturated Fat1g4%Cholesterol37mg12%Sodium90mg4%Total Carbohydrate26g9%Dietary Fiber3g12%Total Sugars3gProtein18gVitamin C37mg184%Calcium59mg5%Iron2mg12%Potassium467mg10%

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