Alright guys, here is a yummy recipe for you all to make this weekend! My mom and I made a pot, and it is delicious! Plus, it’s healthy and packed full of protein! It’s extremely easy to make but takes time to cook, so make sure you give yourself some time before your meall!
Here is what you’ll need:
1 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (raw)
1 1/4 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium onion)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped celery (about 3 stalks)
1 can Great Northern or Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups packed kale, roughly chopped (thick ribs chopped and discarded)
2 cups packed spiniach
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup dry quinoa
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
4 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth (7 cups)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Finely shredded parmesan cheese
(optional) Cayenne Pepper
You want to add the chicken into a large pot (you can also do on a slow cooker) add onions, celery and garlic, then drizzle with olive oil. Add quinoa, thyme, rosemary and pour in chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook low for 4 hours (slow cooker on high for 3 ½ – 4 hours).
After it has cooked, remove the chicken let it rest for 10 minutes and cut into bite size pieces then return to soup. Meanwhile, add in beans, kale, spinach, parsley and lemon juice, then cover and continue to cook on low heat for another 10 – 20 minutes (until kale and spinach have reached desired doneness). Serve warm topped with parmesan cheese and if you’re like me and like a little spice, add some cayenne pepper for its tastey kick and get this it’s a HUGE metabolism boost! Win win, Enjoy!!
If you want to omit/add anything to the ingredients GO FOR IT! Get creative, comment and let me know what you do and if you like it! TGIF! Xo