Healthy Chicken Kale Soup

Healthy and wonderful Chicken Kale Soup Recipe via

If there’s any kale recipe that deserves being paired with chicken, it’s this one. The flavor of healthy kale combined with homemade chicken stock and chicken breast makes a soup that’s hard to resist. We’re huge fans of eating kale in almost any form and when there’s left over kale, carrots and chicken, we’ll simmer up a big batch to savor during the week.

This chicken soup with kale recipe uses boneless skinless chicken breast and this makes the soup healthy, with very little fat. But if you’re a fan of chicken thigh meat, then you can certainly use that as well. What you’ll get is a more flavorful chicken kale soup because brown meat has so much more flavor. To make it a more substantial meal, add come cooked egg noodles or pasta for a chicken noodle kale soup. The possibilities are endless!

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Chicken Kale Soup

Yield: Serves 4

Total Time: 30 min


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (or boneless thigh meat), cut into small bite sized pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch of kale, ribs removed and leaves chopped
  • 1 large carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced
  • 1 inch knob ginger, peeled & smashed
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (Use Tamari for gluten free)
  • salt to taste, depending on how salty your stock is


  1. In medium stock pot, heat the pan on medium heat, then add olive oil. Add onion and cook till translucent.
  2. Add chicken and cook for about 3 minutes or until brown on the outside. Add carrots, knob of ginger, ground cumin, chili powder and soy sauce. Stir and cook for about 2 more minutes.
  3. Add chicken stock. Turn heat to high and bring soup to a boil. Once it begins to boil, reduce heat to low.
  4. Simmer soup on low for about 15 minutes.
  5. Add chopped kale and cook for 2-3 minutes or until kale becomes tender.
  6. Serve hot.
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  • Joanna


    Just made this soup and everybody raved about it. Healthy and delicious. Thanks for submitting

  • @sedruola


    We love this recipe! I’ve made it twice and it’s just yummy. I know it’s moving out of soup season, but the temps…

  • Terry


    This was amazing the flavors really came together…… (will try again and again) Thanks :)

  • Svetlana


    This soup is incredible! Totally blew my mind! Easy to make, so much flavor, especially from the ginger! Great alternative to regular chicken noodle soup. Thank you!

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