Easy Chicken and Quinoa Soup

This was incredibly easy to make. The original recipe calls for rice. Not being a fan of rice (at all), I substituted quinoa.

Easy Chicken and Quinoa Soup
Serves 3
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. ½ onion, finely chopped (about ½ cup)
  2. 2-3 medium-sized carrots, peeled then thinly sliced (about ½ cup)
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1-1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  5. Salt and pepper
  6. 2 cooked chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  7. 64oz (8 cups) gluten-free chicken broth
  8. 1-2 cups cooked quinoa
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Instructions
  1. Pre-cook the chicken breasts in the oven until cooked.
  2. Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and carrots, season with salt and pepper, then stir to combine.
  4. Cover the pot with a lid then saute until vegetables are very tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic then saute without the lid on for 30 seconds.
  5. Turn heat up to high then add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Add the cooked quinoa then stir to combine.
  7. Once the chicken is cooked, add it to the broth and stir to combine.
  8. Turn heat down to medium then simmer uncovered
  9. Remove the pot from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  10. Serve.
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