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Healthy Chicken Soup

Healthy Chicken Soup

The following recipe and photography was provided courtesy of Heinen’s Club Fx Recipe Developer and Food Photographer, Allianna Moximchalk from Allianna’s Kitchen and was inspired by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD,LD.

This is the quintessential chicken soup recipe because it’s so simple and nourishing!

Healthy Chicken Soup

Perfect for making in bulk and storing in the freezer, keep a batch on-hand for anytime you’re feeling under the weather or just have a taste for some serious comfort food!

Healthy Chicken Soup
Healthy Chicken Soup
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  • 1 lb. Gerber's CARE Certified bone-in chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen’s extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 medium carrots, washed and chopped
  • 5 stalks celery, washed and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large leek, cleaned, trimmed and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt and pepper
  • 8 cups Heinen’s chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the olive oil to the pot.
  3. Add the chicken and sear for 5 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the pot. The chicken will not be cooked through at this point.
  4. To the same pot, add all of the veggies, salt and pepper. Sauté the veggies for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken back to the pot with the chicken stock, thyme and bay leaves. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 hour.
  6. After 1 hour, remove the chicken and shred on the plate, removing any unwanted skin or bones. Return the chicken back to the soup.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to a month.

Healthy Chicken Soup

Allianna Moximchalk Headshot
By Allianna Moximchalk
Allianna received her undergraduate degree in Emergency Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh and her health coaching certificate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her career decisions stem from her health struggles that started at the age of 5. By the age of 19, she was prescribed 13 different medications. Everyday was a struggle, but by changing her diet and lifestyle, she eliminated the medications physicians insisted she could not survive without and saw all of her health struggles disappear. It is now her passion to help others make their health a priority in their lives. When we have our health, we have everything.

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