Soup For the Soul, also know as homemade chicken soup, is a great cold-weather recipe. Here is an easy, healthy recipe for you when you are feeling under the weather.

Although we all love a good chicken soup, especially when it starts to get cold out. Yes, you can always add some noodles, too, if you want to turn it into a chicken noodle soup!

Without the noodles, however, this recipe is gluten-free, so even those with celiac or a non-celiac gluten sensitivity can enjoy!

This Soup for the Soul is loaded with vegetables, aka tons of nutrients, to help you stay healthy or get better quickly if you are sick!

Swiss chard alone packs a lot of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, iron, and potassium. On top of that, you also have onion, celery, carrots, water chestnuts, garlic, green onions, and cilantro! It truly has so many nutrients to help you feel your best again.

If you aren’t sick, these nutrients can help prevent you from getting sick by providing your body and immune system with everything they need to keep you healthy.

Soup For the Soul

Course: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free
Keyword: Budget-friendly, Fall, Kid-friendly, Winter
Cooking Method: Oven, Stove Top
Condition: Cancer, Dairy Free, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Nut Free
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 cup Swiss chard raw
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup carrot
  • 1 can water chestnuts
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro


  • Bake chicken breasts in oven at 400°F for 25 minutes. ⁣
  • While baking, chop all veggies. ⁣
  • Add veggies and broth to pot on stove. Cook until veggies become tender. ⁣
  • Once baked, remove the chicken from the oven. Cut into pieces and add to pot.⁣
  • Season with garlic, cilantro, pepper, and green onions as desired! ⁣


Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 854mg | Fiber: 3g

Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors. 

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-Recipe blog reviewed and updated by Rebecca Bitzer MS RD LD September 16, 2021

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As a certified LEAP therapist, Dietitian Kathleen can help you solve your digestive difficulties with cutting edge research and state of the art protocols. Co-author of Cooking with Food Sensitivities Survival Guide.