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Quinoa Chicken Soup

Whether it’s a cool fall day or feeling a bit under the weather that calls for a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup, if you’re gluten free this becomes a challenge. This Quinoa Chicken Soup is so good you won’t be missing the noodles at all. Quinoa is naturally gluten free and has an amazing flavor.

Here is what you'll need:


• 3 cups dry quinoa

• 3 cups water (for cooking the quinoa)

• 4 cups chicken broth

• 2 cups vegetable broth

• 1 1⁄2 lbs chicken breast

• 2 -3 stalks celery

• 2 carrots

• 1⁄2 large onion

• 2 tbsp butter

• salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste


Combine water and quinoa in large pot and bring to rolling boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until quinoa is tender. You will start to see white strands form on the outside of the individual grains when the quinoa is done. Remove from heat and set aside.

While quinoa is cooking, season and bake chicken breast in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from oven and cut into bite size pieces.

Cut the celery, onion, and carrots into thin slices and sauté in butter over medium heat.

Combine chicken, sautéd vegetables, and broth in large stock pot and cook until heated through.

Once the stock is fully heated, add the cooked quinoa.

When the quinoa has reached the temperature of the soup, it is ready to serve!

Quinoa is a great option even if you are not gluten free. It has a great texture and offers an almost nutty flavor to your recipe. It’s a great healthy alternative to rice or noodles in so many recipes!

Annmarie John
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  1. This recipe looks absolutely delicious! I love chicken soups depending on what is in it, and can leave some things out give or take. I am saving this post on my favorites to use when we can get the ingredients :)

  2. I have yet to try quinoa but do have a bag of it in my pantry. I have been trying to figure out how to ue it. Adding it to chicken soup sounds like a great idea to me! Thank you!!

  3. Oh, YUM! I have just recently discovered quinoa and I'm enjoying experimenting with it! This looks delish!

  4. That sounds so good. I love a nice warm bowl of soup on a chilly night for dinner.

  5. I love Quinoa makes recipes go so much further and super healthy and tasty. I love this recipe and will definitely be trying it!

  6. This sounds delicious and perfect for the fall.

  7. I honestly have never cooked with quinoa, but this recipe may be the one to try it out on...looks easy!

  8. I pretty much just pinned this three times. I was reading so much about quinoa and its health benefits. And soup.. is my favorite food.

  9. Yum! I love finding new recipes to use quinoa! And I'm obsessed with soups lately! :) Thanks for sharing!

  10. I bet the quinoa is a great substitute for noodles. Pinning this one to my Soup board!

  11. I have never tried incorporating quinoa in a dish and you just gave me an idea. Thanks for sharing.

  12. YUM!! That looks so good! I'll have to try this soon! Thanks for sharing.

  13. I just recently hopped on the quinoa train & so far love it. But this sounds amazing! And I have to say, even better than with noodles.

  14. Oh YUMMY! You know I'll be trying this recipe out soon! :-)

  15. I have never tried quinoa, but this looks really yummy. Might have to give it a go!

  16. I've never had quinoa before but have always wondered how I would make it if I did have it. A chicken soup is a great idea!!

  17. I bought a bag of quinoa over the summer. I had pinned a ton of recipes to try. I have yet to open that bag. I think I am worried I am not going to like it.

  18. Ive never had quinoa before. Id like to try it this way

  19. I love Quinoa! It is super versatile and healthy too! Great recipe!

  20. I have not tried quinona, but I like the idea of having a kind of nutty taste. Looks delish!


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