Chicken Quinoa Soup


Serves: 4-5img_4450
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, cut in half length wise, and then sliced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • 8 cups chicken broth (can use store bought or make your own)
  • ⅔ cups quinoa, rinsed well
  • 2 cups shredded/chopped cooked chicken
  • salt and pepper, to taste


For the cooked chicken, I just boiled the chicken in a pot on the stove and chopped it up. You could also bake it, or buy precooked chicken like a rotisserie chicken, it is up to you!

You can also add more/less broth, vegetables, and chicken depending on how you like your soup, but these are some general guidelines for it! Enjoy!

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken broth and quinoa and bring it to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer until the quinoa is cooked, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Stir in the chicken and allow to cook a few minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly heated.
  6. Enjoy!

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