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Summer Chicken & Basil Soup

on June 25 | in Recipes | by | with 5 Comments

Chicken soup when it’s 100 degrees outside? I know it seems like a partnership destined to fail. But here’s the deal: We love whole roasted chicken around here and I simply can’t waste the opportunity to make a nutritious bone broth afterwards. So rather than freeze all the broth I make from now until October, I’m experimenting with ways to use it AND celebrate the season.

Behold! I give you Summer Chicken & Basil Soup, which features seasonal items such as zucchini and, ahem, basil. This recipe was inspired by the Boston Chef, only he doesn’t use exact measurements. I made a couple of changes and added some measurements to make things a bit more simple.

PREP: 15 mins

COOK: 35 mins

READY IN: 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 chicken breast (cooked and diced/shredded)
  • 1/2 large onion (diced)
  • 4 tbsp grass-fed ghee
  • 3 small zucchini (sliced & quartered)
  • 2 medium carrots (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup basil (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Sautee onions for 4-5 minutes in 2 tbsp butter
  2. Add 2 more tbsp butter and zucchini, carrots, and garlic and sautee for 5 more minutes
  3. Pour in broth and bring to a boil
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes
  5. Ladel about 4 cups of the veggie broth mixture into the blender and puree. Pour back in to pot.
  6. Add basil and chicken to soup and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

CUISINE: American
COURSE: Soup
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

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5 Responses to Summer Chicken & Basil Soup

  1. Katie says:

    I just found your site through another one, and found my way to this recipe. I am newly pregnant and very nauseated and needed to find a good summer soup I could stomach. I just made this and it was delicious (with the addition of some stewed tomatoes that I needed to use up). Thank you!

    • Heather says:

      Katie – THANK YOU for letting me know! I always wonder how these recipes turn out in other kitchens, and especially worry that there a typo somewhere that I’ve missed. Every time I get a comment that it worked out I cross that recipe off my watch list. So really, thank you! And congratulations on your pregnancy!!! Is this your first?

  2. […] here! 3. Roast Lamb with fresh herbs, the main dish. 4. Fresh Wild Trout 5. Sprouted Stuffing 6. Summer Chicken Basil Soup 7. Potato Salad 8. Roasted Radishes 9. Celery Root Mash 10. Raw Milk Kefir 11. Peppermint and […]

  3. tanya says:

    Hi,

    What is the measurement for the amount of chicken? 3/4 C? Thanks in advance!

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