Last few days I just had a taste for some soup. In the warm summer season I usually make a lot of salads, pastas, grilled meats and such… I realized I miss a bowl of a nice soup. This one is just totally a combination of things that I had in my fridge and it is pretty simple to make, healthy and just so delicious.
Hearty Chicken Soup with Green Veggies Printable recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion
- 1 medium carrot
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 1 medium zucchini
- 2 medium chicken breast
- 1 large tomato (blanched and peeled)
- 4 cups (950 ml) water
- 10.5 oz (300 g) green peas
- 7 oz (200 g) fresh green beans (1 inch pieces)
- 7 oz (200 g) okra (1/2 inch pieces)
- 1/2 cup (118 ml) tomato sauce
- Fresh parsley (finely chopped)
Lightly heat olive oil in a cooking pot and add finely chopped onions, garlic and carrots. Add peeled and chopped zucchini and sauté for a few minutes.
Add chicken breast cut into ½ inch (1.5 cm) cubes; add salt, fresh ground pepper and vegeta to taste. Sauté for another five minutes and then add blanched, peeled and chopped tomato. At this point mixture will start getting thick. Mix for a few minutes not letting it burn. Now add water and let it boil. There is no need to add chicken stock as your sautéed veggies and chicken will make a great base for the soup.
After the soup starts boiling, add green beans, peas and okra and reduce to simmer for about 20 minutes. Add tomato sauce and let it simmer for another 10 minutes or until desired thickness.
Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and a slice of good bread! Yum, yum, yum!!!!!! 🙂
14 thoughts on “Hearty Chicken Soup with Green Veggies”
Your soup looks terrific and reminds me of chicken gumbo which I love.
Thank you Karen! These kind of soups with a variety of different veggies are very popular in Bosnia (where I grew up). I just love them!
This really looks Southern. I am not a big fan of okra – too slimy – but this even makes okra look good
This is very Bosnian as well! 🙂 We mostly use dried okra in a traditional soup called Begova Corba, but this time I just went for the fresh one and I wasn’t disappointed.
I saw the okra first (I love okra!) then my eyes were drawn to the other veggies, one by one. This recipe is definitely a winner, Sibella.
Kathleen, I am so glad to like my soup recipe! I hope you’ll get to try it some time! 🙂
I love soup like this healthy one. I’ve never thought of using okra.. nice touch!
Thanks Barb! It was a very good soup. I will be making it again!
I was thinking the exact same thought the other day..I miss soup!
Yours looks like comfort food. A bowl of this, a lovely home made bread and a good book…the perfect way to spend an evening
Yes, soup is such a comfort food and my whole family enjoyed this one! 🙂
I want some of this NOW….for breakfast ha:)
It looks so delicious.
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Haha,if it works for you! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting and sorry for my delayed answer. I will head over to your blog to check it out!
Okra is one of those veggies that I just adore in a soup or stew. This soup sounds so warm and comforting for the start of fall. Take care, BAM
Thank you Bobbi! We really enjoyed this soup and it will be on our menu very soon again. 🙂