Cruciferous Veggie and Chicken soup

I'm really sad that I couldn't go home for Thanksgiving this year and spend the long weekend with my family. So I made this hearty soup to make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

This soup is packed with cruciferous veggies, which makes it great for cleansing, and packed with nutrients!

Cruciferous veggie and chicken soup


2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 large onion, diced
3 ribs of celery, diced
8 C chicken stock (homemade, low sodium store-bought or bouillon cubes) Tip: homemade is way better and full of fresh vitamins and minerals that you just can't get from a package!
1/4 head of cabbage (red or green), chopped.
4 tomatoes, diced
1/4 tsp ground oregano
6 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 piece of kombu
3 C diced chicken breast
3 heads of broccoli, cut into little trees :)


Heat a large sauce pan on medium heat and add the coconut oil. Once melted, add the onion and celery. Then cover. Don't forget to stir every few minutes or so!

When the onions and celery are transparent, add the chicken stock, cabbage, tomatoes, spices, and the piece of kombu. Bring to a gentle boil, and reduce heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes.

After about 30 minutes, add the broccoli and chicken pieces. Remove the piece of kombu and set aside. Let the soup simmer for another 10-15 minutes or so.

When the kombu is cool enough to touch, mince it up! Re-add the kombu into the soup once you're done.

Add some final touches by adding a little more pepper and serve hot!

The broth is so rich in colour and flavour because of the yummy fat and minerals!

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I am an RHN-Holistic Nutritionist. The health information contained herein is to share my knowledge and recipes. Any information provided is not intended to treat or cure any disease, or to replace any discussions with a health care provider. You, the reader, are personally responsible for ensuring the safe application of anything described herein. Read the Scope of Practice, as well as the Code of Ethics of an RHN-Holistic Nutritionist.


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