Broccoli Chicken Quinoa Soup

Broccoli Chicken Quinoa Soup Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped
salt and pepper
4 cups raw broccoli
2-3 garlic cloves
8 cups chicken broth
1-2 T. fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 t. dried thyme
2 large chicken breasts, cooked or 3 cups cooked rotisserie chicken, chopped
2 cups cooked quinoa
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

DIRECTIONS

Heat oil in large soup pot over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, and onion and season with salt and pepper. Saute the mixture until tender, about 10 minutes.

Add broccoli and garlic, season with more salt and pepper, then saute for 2-3 more minutes. Add the chicken broth, parsley, dried thyme, and bring to a boil.

Add cooked quinoa to the pot and cook for 3-5 minutes on high; lower heat to medium, then cook for 10 minutes.

Add chopped chicken to the soup; serve with Parmesan cheese.

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