Mimi Avocado’s Chicken Quinoa Soup with Broccoli




We are finally having some cooler weather after a month of summer weather in January.  It’s a welcome relief to be able to make some good homemade chicken soup with healthy quionoa and broccoli.   This is the real thing…with fresh rosemary from the garden  and a dash of cayenne pepper.   I started cooking the soup last night,  and finished it on top of the stove this morning.   You can use leftover cooked chicken too, adding the broth, quinoa,  vegetables and seasoning to transform your leftover chicken into tummy-warming soup!   Serve with sliced avocado on top!

Mimi Avocado’s Chicken Quinoa Soup with Broccoli

1 package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

2 teaspoons fresh or dried rosemary

2 cups water

2 tsp. butter

1 head of celery, washed and chopped

5 carrots, peeled and chopped

32 oz container of low-sodium chicken broth3/4 cup pre washed quinoa

1 large broccoli crown, cut into small pieces

dash of cayenne pepper (optional)


Brown the chicken thighs in a stock pot and add the water, garlic powder,  onion powder and rosemary.

Cover and cook until the chicken is tender and falling apart.

In a skillet, sautee the celery and carrots until soft, and add to the chicken.

Pour the  chicken broth into the pot with the chicken and vegetables, add the quinoa and cook for at least 15 minutes.

Just before serving, cut the broccoli into florets and add to the hot soup.   Wait 5 minutes for the broccoli to cook in the hot soup.

Sprinkle a little cayenne pepper into the soup and serve.



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  1. Oh this looks GOOD! My hubby is a big soup fan, so this recipe looks like one we need to try! SOON!
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  2. That looks so yummy. I love avocado but never quite know what to do with it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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  3. That soup looks soooo good! I am SO happy we finally got some cooler weather, definitely puts me in the mood for comfort food 😉

  4. This looks really yummy. I’ve never actually made soup, I mean like really made soup…that didn’t 100% come directly out of a can. I’d like to try making this for my family…we’re all canned soup eaters. Lol.
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  5. This recipe sounds amazing. Can’t wait to try it!
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  6. Hello popping in from SITSGirls Comment Love Tribe and feeling rather pecking for this soup. My first taste of Quinoa was when I climbed Machu Pichu. This stuff is amazing and keeps you going. xo

  7. That soup looks so good. I bet it’s super yummy and I love that you added brocholi I never thought of adding it to soup before. I’ll have to give it a try.
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  8. Yum! My husband is nuts for quinoa and he would love this! Thanks for sharing!
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  9. I haven’t tried quinoa yet but that combination looks delish! Thanks for sharing it! Visiting from SITS.

  10. This looks amazing! I’m saving the recipe for later.

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