“Shred Diet” Trainer-Approved Chicken Soup {Healthy & Hearty Recipe}

wow, i don’t think i can thank all of you enough for your amazing comments yesterday and outpouring of support on my “standing up to bullying” post. i hope it was able to inspire you to take action wherever you may be as well.

moving on, though, today i wanted to share with you a yummy recipe pat and i conjured up to be trainer-approved during our january “shred” eating plan. no, i’m not trying to necessarily lose weight, but i am trying to get back to where i started before eating/drinking everything in sight over the holidays. so today’s recipe is for chicken soup with tons of protein and flavor but without chicken broth or boullion cubes, giving it a major overhaul in the calorie zone. i LOVE hearty soups, especially in winter, and this one is delish (if i do say so myself). you don’t even miss the noodles!

here you go!

jacin’s chicken soup

5-6 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ yellow onions, chopped
1 bunch celery (6-8 stalks) chopped
5-6 carrots, peeled and chopped
6-8 chicken breasts, chopped in to bite size pieces
Optional: 2 red bell peppers, chopped
Garlic salt
Regular salt
½ tbsp olive oil

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onions, stirring for about 5 minutes until soft. Add celery, carrots, and peppers (if used). Cook for about 10 more minutes on medium heat. Add garlic salt & regular salt (to taste). Add chopped raw/frozen chicken and stir until chicken is cooked through (about 10 minutes). Add enough water to cover all ingredients by about ½”. Turn stove to high and boil for 10 minutes, then turn to low and simmer for as long as you need.


Cook chicken through and put all ingredients in a crock pot and let it do the work for you all day.


  • Faith says on January 10, 2012 Reply

    oh yum! sounds and looks delish! thanks for the recipe as i have been thinking that i finally need to make soup!

  • Maria says on January 10, 2012 Reply

    Sounds similar to the chicken soup I made last week. I threw all those ingredients in a crockpot for 8hrs and came back from work to a deliciously smelling house! You’re right, you don’t even miss the noodles!

  • Mrs. P @ the Rhody Home says on January 10, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for this recipe Jacin! Hubby and I are trying to get down to our wedding weight before our first anniversary ;-D

  • Jessica T says on January 10, 2012 Reply

    Super easy and healthy! I’ll have to try it.

  • Mrs. Pancakes says on January 10, 2012 Reply

    that looks soo good! thanks for sharing!

  • Ka`ili says on January 11, 2012 Reply

    hi Jacin! this chicken soup looks healthy & delicious! Can’t wait to try out your recipe =)

  • Kewain {@nolabellesoiree} says on January 11, 2012 Reply

    I want to try it - About how much water?? If you are like me I never really measure so if you can give me a ball park that would be great!

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