Creamy Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe Soothes With a Healthy Secret Ingredient by Elisa Schmitz

Creamy Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe Soothes With a Healthy Secret Ingredient

When you're feeling down and need some soothing, nothing is more uplifting than a bowl of chicken soup. Loaded with flavor and nutrition, chicken soup just may be the perfect meal – whether you're sick or not.

This chicken vegetable soup recipe is even more soothing than most chicken soup recipes because it has a secret ingredient that makes it rich and creamy. That same ingredient also boosts nutrition. What is it? Low-fat plain Greek yogurt. Seriously! Greek yogurt is like sour cream but healthier.

Greek yogurt may contain twice as much protein as regular yogurt and the vitamins, minerals and probiotics in Greek yogurt provide important health benefits. The health benefits of Greek yogurt include that it's high in potassium, calcium and vitamin B12, which helps keep your blood cells and nerves healthy. Greek yogurt also may help improve heart health and reduce diabetes risk. Plus, it's got a tangy, sour-creamy taste and texture that adds an unexpected flavor boost.

Here's your shopping list for this extra-flavorful creamy chicken soup recipe: olive oil, onion, garlic, chicken breast, potatoes, broccoli, celery, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, turmeric, paprika, Greek yogurt, milk and lime juice. The ingredients come together to create a tangy, flavor-packed, gluten-free soup you can make anytime you need a soothing lunch or dinner.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 pound chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 cup celery (leaves and stems), chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 64 ounces chicken broth or bone broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes (with liquid)
  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • parsley or cilantro, for garnish (optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • Feel free to add any vegetables you prefer, such as carrots or mushrooms.
  • I used marble potatoes, but you can use whichever potatoes you prefer.
  • I prefer to squeeze my own fresh lime juice, but you can use bottled in a pinch.
  • I used almond milk, but you can use your milk of choice.
  • Serve with warm bread, breadsticks or your favorite crackers, if desired.
  • Store the soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop in a saucepot.
  • This soup freezes well – you may want to have some in reserve for a rainy day!

Here's how to make it:

  1. To a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, add the olive oil, onions and garlic. Stir to combine.
  2. Add the broccoli, celery and potatoes. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the chicken and the seasonings. Stir to combine. Stir fry until chicken is mostly cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken broth and diced tomatoes. Stir to combine. Cover and allow to simmer.
  5. To a mixing bowl, add the Greek yogurt, milk and lime juice. Stir to combine.
  6. Pour the Greek yogurt mixture into the soup pot. Stir to combine.
  7. Allow soup to simmer until all is cooked through and soft, about 20 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately in your favorite soup bowls and with a side of bread or crackers, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 164

Total Fat: 5.5g

Saturated Fat: 0.9g

Cholesterol: 31mg

Sodium: 633mg

Total Carbohydrate: 10.9g

Dietary Fiber: 1.9g

Total Sugars: 4g

Protein: 17.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 113mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 633mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I love how the Greek yogurt makes this soup tangy and creamy all at once. So good!
I love soup, and fall because it’s soup season.

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