Chicken Miso Soup


This unique version of chicken soup is packed with vegetables in a savory miso broth.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch dried oregano, or to taste

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 3 tablespoons miso paste, or more to taste (Optional)

  • 4 quarts water, or as needed

  • ½ bunch celery, diced

  • 4 carrots, chopped, or more to taste

  • 1 bunch fresh dill, minced

  • ½ butternut squash, peeled and chopped

  • ½ small head red cabbage, chopped

  • 1 purple turnip, peeled and chopped

  • 1 leek, diced

  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded and diced

  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, with seeds, diced


  1. Place chicken thighs in a large pot and season generously with oregano, salt, and pepper. Add bay leaves and miso paste. Fill pot with water and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until thighs are no longer pink in the centers and juices run clear, 30 to 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  2. Remove thighs and bay leaves from the pot. Tear meat off the bones and chop. Discard bones and bay leaves and return meat to the pot. Reduce heat to medium-low; add celery, carrots, and dill. Stir and add butternut squash, cabbage, and turnip. Cook, 5 to 10 minutes more.

  3. Add leek, bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper to the pot. Cook until squash and turnip are soft, about 30 minutes more. Add salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
6g Fat
26g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 559mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 73mg 367%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 962mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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