Anti Inflammatory

Chicken & Kale Soup




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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 ½ cups chopped yellow onion

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added great northern beans, rinsed

12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast or chicken tenders

2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced (1/2-inch)

6 cups unsalted chicken broth

3 thyme sprigs

1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon ground pepper

3 cups chopped kale or 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped kale

2 tablespoons lemon juice


Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add beans, chicken, potatoes, broth, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Simmer, covered, until the potatoes are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of the chicken registers 165°F, about 18 minutes.

Transfer the chicken to a plate and, using 2 forks, shred it into bite-size pieces. Stir kale into the soup; cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the kale is wilted and tender, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in the shredded chicken and lemon juice. Remove the thyme sprigs before serving. Serve hot.


Serving Size



271 kcal

Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



48 mg


531 mg

Total Carbohydrate

30 g

Dietary Fiber

7 g

Total Sugars

5 g


26 g




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