Few things warm the soul like chicken vegetable soup. Keep a good chicken stock on hand and this soul satisfying soup is ready quite quickly. Don't limit yourself to the vegetables listed, use whatever vegetables you love in your soup. Corn, turnips, and parsnips are great additions to any chicken vegetable soup. Simmering time will vary on your preferred tenderness of the vegetables. It can be as quick as 10 minutes for an "al dente" bite to 30 minutes for a soft tenderness. Larger or smaller vegetable cuts will also affect cooking times.
In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook until slightly soft, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining vegetables and cook until the vegetables begin to sweat, 2-3 minutes.
Pour in broth and increase heat to high. Bring up to a simmer, then lower heat to medium and maintain a gentle simmer. Simmer soup until vegetables are almost at your preferred tenderness *see head note.
Add chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Continue continue cooking for a minute or two more, or until chicken is heated through.