Healthy Recipes

Classic chicken noodle soup with a twist!

Put a heart-healthy spin on your favorite homemade classic.

You will need:

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 4 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup of water
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 medium dried bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 oz. sugar snap peas, trimmed and sliced diagonally
  • Black pepper, to taste

Next steps:

  1. Stir together the chicken, broth, onion, water, carrot, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and pepper in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add quinoa and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Add peas and simmer for 5 to 8 more minutes.
  6. Serve when the chicken is no longer pink in the middle and the quinoa is tender. Don’t forget to remove the bay leaf before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe courtesy of the American Heart Association.

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