Hello Winter … Hello Soup Season

I simply love soup, nothing better than a beautiful big bowl of healthy and comforting yumminess on cold winter nights. ⠀

hearty chicken and vege soup

'Hearty' Chicken and Vegetable Soup

... a fabulous bowl of goodness with loads of high quality proteins, fats and healing homemade broth.⠀
Versatile, super easy to prepare, packed with loads of flavour and an inexpensive meal to feed loved ones.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6


  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 300 g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cubed
  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/2 bunch kale, stalks removed, shredded
  • 400 g poached chicken, shredded
  • 2 litres homemade chicken broth
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan 
  • Add garlic and onion, sauté until tender
  • Add carrot, celery and bay leaf sauté a further couple of minutes
  • Add broth, bring to the boil. 
  • Add pumpkin, zucchini and parsley reduce to a simmer uncovered until vegetables are tender (20mins)
  • Add kale, broccoli and chicken simmer (approx. 5mins)
  • Season to taste


Serve with cracked pepper and maybe a light sprinkling of chilli flakes