This is a great tasting, simple to make soup. It consists of diced chicken breast with an array of mixed vegetables. It's relatively low in fat and high in taste.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. add the chicken and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned; set aside.

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  • To the same saucepan add the onion, garlic and carrots and saute for about 3 to 5 minutes. Then add the broccoli, cauliflower, celery, tomatoes, chicken broth and reserved chicken.

  • Stir together well, bring to a slow boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in the spinach, hot pepper sauce and salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

197.9 calories; 21.1 g protein; 15.8 g carbohydrates; 32.9 mg cholesterol; 1048.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2009
Also great as crock pot soup! I did not cut or saute the chicken first because I like to throw it in and be done! I put in three whole boneless skinless chicken breast on the bottom sprinkled with my favorite spices mixed pepper and a little red pepper flakes basil then topped with everything except the broccoli cauliflower and spinach. I let it slow cook for 5 hours then removed the chicken which fell apart on its own to cut into bite size peices which could be done with a fork then threw the chicken back in with the brocc cauli and three times more spinach since I love it and let it cook for another hour or so. I'm keeping this one in the archives. Thanks for the great idea. Oh yeah I also only used one can of chicken broth instead of the 4 cups because that's all I needed to make enough broth to cover my ingredients. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2015
i wanted something healthy and filled with veggies so i used this as a loose base for what i wanted to make.. i took other reviewers' suggestions of adding herbs like parsley oregano marjoram and thyme.. i think without the herbs this would be on the flat side.. i subbed equal parts zucchini and frozen green beans for the broccoli and cauliflower.. i didn't have any canned tomatoes so i just added an extra 2 cups of homemade chicken stock totaling a little over 6 cups.. i at least doubled the chicken and quadrupeled the spinach.. i didn't precook the chicken.. just cooked it in the broth.. i added some hot sauce to my own bowl and bf added some more pepper to his.. we both felt like the hot sauce wasn't needed.. this is exactly what i was looking for.. but i do admit that i did deviate quite a bit from the original recipe.. either way me and bf totally enjoyed this.. ty for the inspiration Read More
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  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2009
Also great as crock pot soup! I did not cut or saute the chicken first because I like to throw it in and be done! I put in three whole boneless skinless chicken breast on the bottom sprinkled with my favorite spices mixed pepper and a little red pepper flakes basil then topped with everything except the broccoli cauliflower and spinach. I let it slow cook for 5 hours then removed the chicken which fell apart on its own to cut into bite size peices which could be done with a fork then threw the chicken back in with the brocc cauli and three times more spinach since I love it and let it cook for another hour or so. I'm keeping this one in the archives. Thanks for the great idea. Oh yeah I also only used one can of chicken broth instead of the 4 cups because that's all I needed to make enough broth to cover my ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2006
yum!! this soup is sooo wonderful! my only problem was that i sort of measured the amount of chicken but did not measure the veggies at all and i'm always far too generous with the veggies--my soup ended up being a vegetable soup with just a few random pieces of chicken floating around but it was still incredibly good. i used all the veggies listed plus added a bit of zucchini. i used waaaay more spinach though because it cooks down so much and it ended up being my favorite part. instead of fresh tomatoes i used 1 can that was pre-seasoned with basil and oregano then i added freshly ground pepper (red & black) oregano and some italian seasoning to the soup. i wanted to make a baguette or focaccia to serve with this but didn't have time so to make this heartier i cooked about 1/2 cup (dry) of brown rice and added it with the spinach at the end. i can't wait to finish off those leftovers-- and then make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2007
This was a wonderful recipe though I admit I didn't follow it to the letter. I used a whole chicken cut up(not boneless/skinless) then deboned and deskinned my chicken and used the broth from that to prepare the soup. I used more vegetables pretty much doubled the amount in the recipe and did not use hot sauce because my tots would not go for it and this soup was a HIT! It was very very hearty and very tasty. Served over rice or noodles it is perfect for small children who in our home generally don't like soup. Defintely a keeper and we'll have this again and again. Thanks for this wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2007
I enjoyed this soup a lot. I did add cream of chicken because I like my soup thicker. I also used kale instead of spinach. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2010
I made this soup tonight after doing an ingredient search for chicken cauliflower and spinach. So glad I did! Everyone gobbled it up and my hubby wants to take the leftovers to work for lunch tomorrow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
Excellent! I used cabbage and lots of garlic. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2009
This was great- all 3 of my kids (ranging from a 2 year old to a 15 year old) loved the soup. Even my neighbor's kid complimented me on it. I tweaked the veggies based on what I had on hand (green beans diced tomatoes carrots celery) but everyone was pleased and we will definitely use this recipe again- thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2011
Great base to my recipe! I never follow recipe exactly but I was looking for ideas for extra veggies to put in a soup. I used all but the tomatoes just wasn't in the mood... AND i added Bok Choy. Was delicious!! Skipped the hot pepper sauce added a bay leaf... and used fresh free range chicken (whole chicken leftovers from day before.) All in all a great hearty soup! I doubled it all at least. I don't really measure just throw it in till it looks good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2012
Easy delicious recipe. I left out the cauliflower and added fresh thyme basil and oregano. I didn t add salt because the chicken broth had enough. Did include the pepper and hot sauce which is a wonderful addition - I used Cholula. This recipe was even better the next day. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2015
i wanted something healthy and filled with veggies so i used this as a loose base for what i wanted to make.. i took other reviewers' suggestions of adding herbs like parsley oregano marjoram and thyme.. i think without the herbs this would be on the flat side.. i subbed equal parts zucchini and frozen green beans for the broccoli and cauliflower.. i didn't have any canned tomatoes so i just added an extra 2 cups of homemade chicken stock totaling a little over 6 cups.. i at least doubled the chicken and quadrupeled the spinach.. i didn't precook the chicken.. just cooked it in the broth.. i added some hot sauce to my own bowl and bf added some more pepper to his.. we both felt like the hot sauce wasn't needed.. this is exactly what i was looking for.. but i do admit that i did deviate quite a bit from the original recipe.. either way me and bf totally enjoyed this.. ty for the inspiration Read More
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