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Lemon Basil Chicken Detox Soup
This healthy Lemon Basil Chicken Detox Soup is SO delicious, and is a great way to kickstart your diet and weight loss goals. It’s easy to make for lunch or dinner, on the stove or in a slow cooker. You can even make a big batch of this soup and store it in your freezer. This recipe is also Whole30/Paleo approved.
Lemon Basil Chicken Detox Soup
Course Soup
Cuisine Main Dish, Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 50 minutes
Servings
servings
Course Soup
Cuisine Main Dish, Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 50 minutes
Servings
servings
Lemon Basil Chicken Detox Soup
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil on a large skillet over medium-high heat. Salt and pepper both sides of chicken breasts and cook for 4 minutes a side, or until done. Remove chicken from skillet. Set aside.
  2. Set a large pot to medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and ginger. Saute for 5 minutes.
  3. While the mixture is sautéing, shred the chicken breasts with a fork or slice into small pieces with a sharp knife.
  4. Add the chicken breasts, broth, white wine vinegar, 1 squeezed lemon, crushed red pepper, chopped basil (save a few tbsp for garnish) and broccoli florets.
  5. Bring soup to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer for 15 minutes, or until broccoli is tender. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with a lemon wedge and a sprinkle of chopped basil.
Recipe Notes

If using a slow cooker –  add all ingredients to slow cooker except for broccoli, including the chicken breasts. Cook Low for 6-8 hours or High for 3-4 hours. Remove chicken and shred, return back to the pot, and add broccoli.

Any leftovers can be kept in the freezer for up to 5-6 months.

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