Chicken Detox Soup

Chicken Detox Soup – A fast and tasty recipe to kick-start your diet. This healthy cleansing soup, is a great recipe to whip up anytime you need a do-over in your eating plan.

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So… How is your New Year diet coming along? Be honest.

I’ve got a secret to share that may help give you the extra boost you need to get things moving in the right direction.

A good friend of mine is the founder of Neo Snacks, a producer of organic, paleo, vegetarian, and gluten-free snack bars that happen to taste amazing.

A couple years ago she introduced me to a cleanse concept she and her husband follow on occasion when they need a reset in their health and diet. It’s a Chicken Detox Soup Cleanse from the book Perfect Weight America.

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Detox Soup Cleanse

From my personal experiences, cleanses usually involve expensive herbal supplement kits from the health food store, or a whole lot of juicing.

However, this cleanse is different. It’s a nourishing homemade soup with fresh chicken, loads of veggies and ginger, to boost your metabolism and immune system, as well as remove toxins to help your body to work as it should.

It is gluten free, dairy free, and paleo to boot!

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In the book, the suggested cleanse structure is to eat the soup alone for several days. It’s so low in fat and calories, you can eat as much as you want.

After 3-4 days you may introduce green salads with raw nuts in the evenings. By the end of the cleanse you still eat the Chicken Detox Soup all day, but may add salmon to your evening salad for a little extra healthy fat.

Lt. Dan and I have done the Chicken Detox Soup Cleanse several times and each time it helps us shed water-weight, a few extra “real” pounds, and sets a precedent for continued healthy eating.

Since we’ve started, several friends have also tried the Chicken Detox Soup and have had the same results.

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Healthy Chicken Soup

Although this soup is meant to be used as a 10 day cleanse, and you will probably be ready for a change after so many days and bowls of soup, it is a completely sustainable food. In theory, you could live off of it.

With protein, vegetables, vitamins, and minerals, it provides more nutrients than most of the world’s population receives on any given day. So don’t be afraid to give it a try!

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Chicken Detox Soup Recipe

The original recipe in the book calls for all organic ingredients including a whole chicken, and several veggies that aren’t my favorite to have floating in soup.

We’ve made the soup as recommended several times, yet Dan always complains about the recipe. Over time I’ve developed my own rendition that we feel is easier to enjoy for the length of the cleanse… No picking chicken bones and skin out of the soup. No mushy veggies.

My Chicken Detox Soup follows the same principles, yet is tastier and can be made in less time. Even with the changes, it still works like a charm. Why not give it a go?

Watch the Video & Check the Recipe Card to See How to Make Chicken Detox Soup!

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Chicken Detox Soup

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins

This Chicken Detox Soup recipe is fast and tasty. It's a healthy cleansing soup, and is great to whip up anytime you need a do-over in your eating plan.

Servings: 12 bowls
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Detox Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 456mg 19%
Potassium 408mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 65.8%
Vitamin C 35.6%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. Set a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil, chopped onions, celery, ginger, and garlic. Saute for 5-6 minutes to soften. Then add the raw chicken breasts, broth, carrots, apple cider vinegar, crushed red pepper, turmeric and 1 teaspoon sea salt.

  2. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 20+ minutes, until the chicken breasts are cooked through. Then remove the chicken with tongs and set them on a cutting board to cool.
  3. Add the broccoli, peas, and parsley to the pot. Continue to simmer to soften the broccoli. Meanwhile, shred the chicken breasts with two forks, and stir it back into the soup. Once the broccoli is tender, taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.

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For best results, use all organic ingredients.

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261 comments on “Chicken Detox Soup

  1. Vanessaposted May 1, 2019 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing! Does it freeze well?

    • Sommer Collierposted May 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm Reply

      Hi Vanessa,

      Yes! Just be sure to thaw it at room temperature, before rewarming.

  2. Suzanneposted May 1, 2019 at 2:32 pm Reply

    This looks so good! I’ve never had broccoli or ginger in chicken noodle. I’m excited to try it!

  3. yayanposted April 30, 2019 at 2:12 am Reply

    This is very delicious, i need this becouse next week we are family go to gathering in south east US, i will cooking this yummie,, thanks was sharing with us,,,

  4. Christineposted April 23, 2019 at 7:16 pm Reply

    My family has eaten this soup every week for the past couple months and we haven’t gotten sick of it! I usually make a batch on Monday and we eat it for lunch or dinner for a few days. This soup is very flavorful and filling and was a great winter staple (we are still making & eating it well into spring!) Can not say enough about this soup. Everything is so fresh and tasty. Highly recommend. Thank you for this recipe!!!!

  5. Sarahposted April 15, 2019 at 3:18 am Reply

    This soup is sooo delicious! I love how it’s packed full of flavour and doesn’t feel like you’re eating a healthy soup. I will definitely be making this again.

    I followed the recipe exactly apart from replacing the brown onion with a leek instead.

  6. Niaz Uddinposted April 4, 2019 at 6:57 am Reply

    Absolutely LOVE the soup!!!! Just had a couple of questions regarding the cleanse. How badly will having smoothies for breakfast affect the cleanse?? My girlfriend and I both work everyday at 5:30am so  making a smoothie for breakfast is easier for us to take on the go. If it is bad to have smoothies on the cleanse, are there any alternative breakfast options for people on the go???

  7. Wahyu Prabowoposted April 1, 2019 at 12:34 am Reply

    This Chicken Detox Soup tastes great!

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  19. Gabbyposted March 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm Reply

    This soup was amazing!! Even my meat and potatoes husband ate it!! I’m not a big onion eater.. is there something I can substitute it with, like onion powder or would you just omit it completely?? Thank you for sharing this recipe!! 

  20. Jenniferposted March 5, 2019 at 7:02 pm Reply

    Thanks for publishing this recipe. I was pleasantly surprised. I was searching for a healthy soup that didn’t contain cabbage. I have no idea why I made it because 1) I thought the ingredients were too simple to be flavorful, 2) I’m not a big fan of ginger and 3) I am honestly not sure what turmeric tastes like. I will definitely make this again and exactly as written. Next time, though, I will pay closer attention to the broccoli. It overcooked while I was waiting for the chicken to cool down.

  21. Karen Quimbyposted February 11, 2019 at 8:06 pm Reply

    This is my first time making this soup. It is wonderful and while I absolutely LOVE the broth, there is far too little of it. I need to increase the broth but don’t want to water down the flavor. Any ideas on how to capture the flavor with chicken broth? Is it just ginger, ACV & red pepper flakes giving it that sour-ish, spicy flavor? If anyone has a recipe, pls share! TIA

    • Sommer Collierposted February 19, 2019 at 12:50 pm Reply

      Hi Karen!

      It sounds like it simmered a little too high. You can certainly add extra chicken broth or water and the beginning of the simmer time, so it is infused with flavor. Or you could also, turn the heat a little lower next time and see if you are satisfied with the amount of broth.

  22. Mira pattnaikposted January 28, 2019 at 10:47 am Reply

    Lovely !!!!! Your blog is amazing and recipes are must try .Best wishes

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  24. Paulaposted January 23, 2019 at 1:11 pm Reply

    My previous comment posted before I could get all stars checked…definitely a five star in our house!

  25. Paulaposted January 23, 2019 at 1:09 pm Reply

    I absolutely love this soup.  I have a question…what is the true calorie count…one print out says 91 calories for 1.5 cups…the other print out says 199 calories for 12g???
    I log my calories daily and need to know how to record this!  
    Thanks for a great recipe!

  26. Yeimyposted January 19, 2019 at 1:20 pm Reply

    Hello!! I just have a question for breakfast, you also have soup??

  27. Mitchposted January 13, 2019 at 5:46 pm Reply

    I don’t understand the part about cooling the chicken, but it’s a great recipe that I’m going to keep in the rotation. I added some curry powder and some extra cayenne for some heat.

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  29. Naomiposted January 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm Reply

    I did try the soup, but avoided eating the carrots and broccoli, it was quite delicious.

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  32. Lindsayposted January 7, 2019 at 9:25 am Reply

    Such a great soup! I’ve made it exactly as the recipe instructs, and with a few changes. Both delicious! Last time I used leftover turkey and squeezed half a lime in it. I also used homemade bone broth instead of store bought chicken broth. Really nice recipe. 

  33. Wendyposted January 6, 2019 at 1:49 pm Reply

     One of my very favorite recipes, make it over and over again.    Like to add in mushrooms.  Everyone I make this for loves it. Cannot recall how many times I have shared this recipe. Thanks for the reminder in today’s post… Time for another batch. 

  34. Tamiposted January 6, 2019 at 1:41 pm Reply

    This looks amazing and I’m going to try it this week. Thanks for the recipe!

  35. Barbaraposted January 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm Reply

    Absolutely delicious

  36. Beth Bovioposted January 3, 2019 at 1:41 am Reply

    This looks really good, and my hubby and I are about to start a Keto diet (agian). I would really like to do this cleanse first. My question is, can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts? Will that affect the cleansing ability?

    • Sommer Collierposted January 7, 2019 at 1:35 pm Reply

      Hi Beth,

      Absolutely! Chicken thighs will also add extra flavor! :)

  37. Suzanneposted January 1, 2019 at 4:40 pm Reply

    This is a great recipe. I’d use it as a chance to educate your readers as to why you suggest the ACV and homemade bone broth using grass fed bones and organic veggies, pure water over organic chicken broth (which still may have natural flavors in it and who the heck knows what that really means! The packaged broth may also not necessarily use grass fed bones, the org. chickens may still have been fed soy, and the water they use may still be fluoridated and chlorinated). The ACV pulls the nutrients and the marrow from the bones right into the soup. Kettle and Fire is a great company and scrupulous with the products they use but Swanson would not be as much. The recipe is delicious.

  38. Katieposted December 31, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Where is your green pot from? I love it!!

  39. dianeposted December 25, 2018 at 4:07 pm Reply

    There’s so many reasons to love this soup! It’s loaded with all the good stuff and great flavor. 

  40. Karlaposted December 25, 2018 at 12:17 am Reply

    So much flavor in this soup and it’s so healthy! Perfect for cleansing. 

  41. Daniposted December 5, 2018 at 9:36 am Reply

    Could this be made in the pressure cooker?

    • Sommer Collierposted December 6, 2018 at 6:15 am Reply

      Hi Dani!

      In theory, yes, but I have never personally tried that. I actually don’t think it would cook any faster, when you factor in the time the pressure cooker takes to build pressure before cooking. However, if you want to give it a go, I would probably sauté the veggies, then set to Pressure Cook High for 15 minutes. :)

  42. Milisaposted November 18, 2018 at 11:13 am Reply

    This is right up my alley! So healthy and delicious!

  43. Aprilposted November 13, 2018 at 9:19 am Reply

    oh my goodness, so good! thank you for the recipe!

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  45. Claire Kinsleyposted November 5, 2018 at 6:49 pm Reply

    I made this and it was amazing. The red pepper gives a bit of a kick! Can’t wait to make it again!

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  47. Mechelleposted October 31, 2018 at 12:23 pm Reply

    I felt a tickle in my throat and, since it’s flu season, started taking preventative measures. This means eating a lot of soup. I’ve recently become a big advocate of knowing exactly what I’m ingesting so buying the usual Campbell’s Chicken Noodle was not an option; however, I didn’t want a recipe that required a slow-cooker as my patience was limited when sick. I came across this recipe, and boy… did I find a winner!

    I’ve made this soup twice in two weeks! I was even more excited that a large number of vegetables in this replaced noodles, so I still had a great veggie intake. Staying full was not an issue, and I noticed a little bit of weight loss too! I’m so glad I have a homemade go-to recipe when myself or anyone else around me need a soup remedy! 5/5!!!

  48. Erinposted October 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Love how filling this is, but still good for you! So delicious on a cold day!

  49. Mandy @ South Your Mouthposted October 26, 2018 at 2:48 pm Reply

    I love everything about this recipe!

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  51. Amyposted October 8, 2018 at 4:46 pm Reply

    I made your Chicken Detox Soup today & it is very good!  It’s easy to make & I feel good about all of its ingredients.  I chose chicken broth with no salt added to cut down on the sodium & I was very pleased still.  Thank you for posting your recipe!

  52. Kimposted September 30, 2018 at 6:40 pm Reply

    ‘‘This soup is amazing!! So so good

  53. Tiffaniposted September 18, 2018 at 7:45 pm Reply

    This soup was great! I was nervous that the hubby wouldnt like it because of all the veggies and the fact that it’s healthy and detoxing. Lol but he loved it, and so did the brother in law who only eats meat and potatoes. they had 4 large helpings!! I added some lemon juice and lemon pepper and it made for great flavor :) It’s 3 days later and my husband is still complimenting the soup

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  56. Mickeyposted August 23, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

    Sorry, I have a question? Is this soup supposed to be eaten 3 times a day??🤔🤷🏻‍♀️ I REALLY want to make it, just want to know if this is all I eat all day? 

    • Sommer Collierposted September 18, 2018 at 1:20 pm Reply

      Hi Mickey,

      In therory, yes. If you are trying to do a detox cleanse, using this soup, you eat it at every meal for several days. However, you can also just make a pot whenever you want for a light healthy meal. :)

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  58. Deniseposted August 5, 2018 at 6:27 pm Reply

    I hate to cook. I always have to follow a recipe because I am not one of those who know what to add. I’m trying to eat healthier cause my son has IBS, Alepicia and gets hives.  I tried a recipes the other day and it sucked. This is what usually happens when I try healthy meals. I decided to give this one a try and I LOVED it. I love how the red peepers and the apple cider vinegar add a kick to it.  This is definitely a recipe I would recommend.  My husband and son work weird hours, so I can’t wait to see what they think.  I can’t wait to try some more of your recipes thanks so much. 

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  60. Sam Sahaposted June 22, 2018 at 11:02 am Reply

    Great recipe
    Loved it so much

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  63. Nickyposted June 12, 2018 at 7:12 am Reply

    Made this on Sunday! It’s really really good, it has almost like a Thai taste, I guess because of the ginger and spice. I left out the peas (because I hate peas haha) and next time I’ll be adding button mushrooms. I love that the recipe is not only SUPER easy, but also really easy to adjust. My friend is trying this with no chicken, for a veggie take! Thanks for sharing. Love love love!

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  68. Hollyposted June 5, 2018 at 6:49 pm Reply

    How much broccoli, peas, and carrots?? I don’t see them listed in the ingredients.

  69. Tishaposted June 3, 2018 at 11:50 am Reply

    This Chicken Detox Soup tastes great!  

  70. cposted May 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm Reply

    looks good but I leave out the carrots?

  71. ANGIEposted April 30, 2018 at 6:13 pm Reply

    This soup was SO awesome! I added a little more crushed red pepper, but otherwise, it’s a winner!
    Thank you!

  72. Marvinposted April 12, 2018 at 9:41 am Reply

    I made the soup using the directions to a tee and it is very good. Next time I’ll add more crushed or green peppers as I love spicy food and a half teaspoon of turmeric. Thanks, Misty and Angel’s dad (My furry feline children).

  73. Sandy Larkeposted April 6, 2018 at 10:41 pm Reply

    This soup is absolutely DELICIOUS.  The only tweek I made was using bone in chicken breasts with the skin on.  It wasn’t greasy and It definitely added more flavor. 

  74. Robin Weaverposted April 3, 2018 at 6:35 pm Reply

    Easy, healthy and delicious!  I will be making this wonderful soup again.

  75. Debposted March 26, 2018 at 1:48 pm Reply

    This was so good! I never thought I would like Chicken soup without noodles or rice but then I obviously wasn’t adding the right spices. This had so much flavor. Thank you so much!!
    I used Bone broth and subbed cut up fresh green beans for the peas. I also used 1/8 tsp ground red pepper instead of the crushed (I hate getting one of those crushed pieces stuck in my teeth)

  76. Selena Richardsonposted March 17, 2018 at 9:30 am Reply

    Best Soup Ever! This soup is a testament to what a difference using fresh and healthy ingredients can make. It tastes amazing! I eat it for one meal every day now and I love the way it makes me feel. Try it!

  77. Vivienne Baileyposted March 12, 2018 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Excellent recipe, really easy to make and very tasty. It also helped me loose weight

  78. Carol Wisdomposted March 3, 2018 at 4:12 pm Reply

    I made this today and omitted the seasonings except salt and pepper and it was delicious and really filling!

  79. Deborah Whitworthposted February 21, 2018 at 4:46 pm Reply

    Just made this soap, it is delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  80. Wayneposted February 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm Reply

    Very delicious soup.It is a big hit at our home!

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  83. Moniwueposted February 5, 2018 at 7:13 pm Reply

    This is a very tasty soup

  84. janetposted January 28, 2018 at 9:57 am Reply

    This soup is delicious and filling. I am on the new weight watchers freestyle program and have been eating a lot of it, as it is zero points!

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  86. Doreeposted January 22, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Absolutely delicious recipe. I added sliced mushrooms and a little chopped jalapeno! So good and will keep this for every time I’m in need of something good, clean and good for me! Delish!

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  90. Pamposted January 8, 2018 at 12:58 pm Reply

    This soup is amazing! I added a little more broth but other than that nothing different. The whole family loved it!

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  94. Megan Cutcherposted January 2, 2018 at 5:32 pm Reply

    Can you use chopped Ginger from jar instead?

    • Sommerposted January 9, 2018 at 9:40 pm Reply

      Hi Megan, Absolutely! :)

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  96. Rebeccaposted December 27, 2017 at 4:19 pm Reply

    Would this be good with leftover turkey? I’ve made it before with chicken and I love it (minus the peas)

  97. Jackieposted December 1, 2017 at 12:56 pm Reply

    How often do you eat this to lose weight and detox?

  98. Lestinaposted November 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm Reply

    The title says it all!! This is THE BEST Chicken soup I have ever made and tasted. This is the only chicken soup I will ever make. :)

  99. Eliseposted November 27, 2017 at 8:56 pm Reply

    This was AMAZING! Even my husband, who normally doesn’t like the food I cook because it’s too healthy, liked this soup! I feel like most healthy soups don’t have much flavor, but this had such great flavor. Perfect for post-holiday indulgence.

  100. Laurenposted November 27, 2017 at 1:22 am Reply

    How long does a batch of soup last refrigerated? 

  101. Sharonposted November 18, 2017 at 4:50 pm Reply

    My house smells amazing right now, and this soup tastes fantastic! Thank you for the recipe!

  102. Donna Bamundoposted November 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm Reply

    I made this today it’s delicious. Be making it more and sharing with family & friends . 

  103. Tammy O'Connorposted November 14, 2017 at 7:49 pm Reply

    This was SO delicious. One of the best soups I’ve had in a long time. Definitely a keeper!

  104. Donnaposted November 12, 2017 at 6:13 pm Reply

    Delicious. Will definitely fix this again. 

  105. Margeneposted November 5, 2017 at 9:55 am Reply

    Awesome soup! Tastes great. Beats the heck out of the “cabbage soup”. If I add kale and cabbage will it mess up the detox properties???

  106. Margene Berdineposted November 4, 2017 at 5:19 pm Reply

    Making this for the first time today, not ready yet but the broth tastes pretty darn good. If I add cabbage and kale and will it still be a cleansing soup?

    • Sommerposted November 6, 2017 at 8:34 am Reply

      Hi Margene,

      Absolutely! How did it taste?

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  108. Kelly @ View Along the Wayposted October 24, 2017 at 4:19 pm Reply

    This was excellent! I just made a big ol’ pot and could have had several servings. I followed the recipe exactly and it’s super tasty. It’s going in the rotation. Thanks Sommer!

  109. Rita Laughlinposted October 22, 2017 at 5:20 pm Reply

    A family member gave me this recipe. I thought it sounded weird with the ginger and vinegar, but I love to eat healthy so I tried it. I have made it three times now, and it is so delicious! My husband loves it and actually requested that I make it again. I love taking the leftover for lunch and know that I’m eating super healthy. This will be in the rotation quite frequently. I’m eating it right now!

  110. Ashleyposted October 20, 2017 at 6:54 pm Reply

    This soup is freakin’ amazing! Thank you for the recipe! 

  111. Kathieposted October 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Absolutely love it! I’m not much of a celery person, left that out, and used a leek instead of onion. It has a wonderful aroma as well as taste. I made 2 pots the first week…..the first batch went home with my grown children once they sniffed the air upon their arrival at my home! That Says It All!

  112. Judith Albanposted September 28, 2017 at 11:34 am Reply

    This was an incredible chicken soup. The flavors were wonderful and you can add veggies or subtract, depending on your preferences. It lasted in the fridge for days and only got better. It was truly delicious and I will make again.

  113. Jessica Schraderposted September 16, 2017 at 4:13 am Reply

    Ok…10 days for cleanse, correct? How many times a day? Breakfast, lunch and dinner? What can I drink with this cleanse? Thank you

    • Sommerposted September 16, 2017 at 10:47 am Reply

      Hi Jessica,

      For all the details you’ll want to get the book mentioned in the post. However, you pretty much eat the soup as many times a day as you are hungry, for ten days, and drink only water and unsweetened herbal tea. The book mentions adding in salads and grilled salmon the last few days for dinner. This helps you get a little extra healthy fat. Good luck!!

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  115. Stephanieposted August 21, 2017 at 2:52 am Reply

    Just made it tonight but with homemade chicken broth and mushrooms added. And just a tip: if you don’t like tasting/eating ginger directly, you can just boil it as a few pieces so it’s easy to remove or avoid later. I had forgot and minced it and I cringe when I eat it….
    But still a delicious soup, I’ll get through it.

  116. A Cposted August 15, 2017 at 1:01 am Reply

    This soup has worked wonders for me every time I’ve made it. Not to be gross or anything, but it had me headed to the ladies’ room about once an hour after I’ve eaten it. This is totally not a bad thing! Felt lighter overall and slimmer over the span of a couple days. My husband, on the other hand didn’t have the same cleansing experience as me. But, he loves it for the flavor of the delicious broth. 

    I make this soup every time I need a reset or to make up for a long weekend of some hardcore cheating. And it’s so good that I look forward to having it every time. 

    Thank you, Sommer, for sharing!

  117. Karenposted August 8, 2017 at 7:19 am Reply

    Made this yesterday, and just got started…  DELICIOUS!  I think I can easily stick to this for ten days…  time will tell.  And BONUS:  my whole family loves it too…  I thought my 3 teens/young adults would shy away merely by the word “detox”.  But no!  All 3 are totally into it, and super mega bonus: hubby too!  It’s disappearing fast, so I will head back to the store today and try the southwest version.  I’d really like to keep this soup as a staple in the house for those future days when you just don’t know what to eat.  THANK YOU for sharing this recipe!  Can’t wait to see the results.

  118. Sommerposted July 31, 2017 at 4:25 pm Reply

    Hi Kataya,

    Look for the red “Click Here For Recipe” button at the bottom of the post. :)

  119. Katieposted July 24, 2017 at 1:07 am Reply

    Question: Can you make this in a crock pot? What would the variations be for the recepie if so? Also can I leave out the red pepper and still get the same results? Thanks. 

    • Sommerposted July 31, 2017 at 4:10 pm Reply

      Hi Katie, Yes and yes! Just make sure to sauté the onions, garlic, and celery in a pan before adding the ingredients to the crock.

  120. Judyposted July 18, 2017 at 4:48 pm Reply

    This is like the best chicken soup I have ever made. Better than the local Vietnamese place near my house. I followed the recipe but took out peas, carrots, added spinach and cauliflower. So easy to make and so flavorful! And healthy too!

    • Sommerposted July 31, 2017 at 4:20 pm Reply

      Hi Judy! So very glad you liked it. You just made my day! :)

  121. KCposted July 17, 2017 at 12:59 pm Reply


    I haven’t made this yet, but it looks great! I was wondering if there if nutritional information is available?
    Thank you.

  122. Tammieposted July 4, 2017 at 5:12 pm Reply

    I just made this soup.  Delicious!  I added a little more garlic just because I love garlic.  I am not doing a cleanse, pre se, but I am trying to eat less carbs, and this looked like a great soup for that.  Really, really, delicious!

  123. Sommerposted June 2, 2017 at 9:38 am Reply

    Hi Dr. Alter,

    There is a “Click Here For Recipe” button at the bottom of the post. That way, you have the recipe at the top of the page when you are ready to made it. :)

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  126. Andreaposted April 14, 2017 at 4:42 pm Reply

    Do you eat this for all three meals?

    • Sommerposted April 18, 2017 at 8:38 am Reply

      Hi Andrea!

      Yes, if you are following the cleanse as suggested, you eat it for every meal, several days in a row.

  127. Angelinaposted March 30, 2017 at 2:56 pm Reply

    BEST SOUP I’VE EVER HAD! My boyfriend even ate it…and he dislikes soup. I, of course, did not tell him it was a “detox soup”. Just a good old fashioned chicken soup. haha. Wonderful. I can’t wait to try more recipes from you!

  128. Angieposted March 27, 2017 at 2:37 am Reply

    Im thinking about doing this soup as one of my meal prep meals & change up the veggies very other week. Its super delicious

  129. Toni Bposted March 22, 2017 at 10:20 pm Reply

    This is the best soup I’ve ever made.    When I saw it I thought I would give it a try for a few days.  That was 6 weeks ago.   It is now my dinner every night during the work week.   Well worth trying. 

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  131. bethany christensenposted February 8, 2017 at 1:15 am Reply

    Love this soup, just wondering how the detox, weight loss portion works. Breakfast, lunch, supper, how much soup to be eaten and for how many days

    • Sommerposted February 9, 2017 at 8:41 pm Reply

      Hi Bethany!

      You would have to read the book for the full breakdown and explanation. But because the soup is so lean, you can eat until you are full. I’ve done this multiple times now and never really measure my soup intake. Hope this helps!

  132. Natalie McCannposted January 31, 2017 at 1:53 pm Reply

    I just made a double batch and have had my second bowl today. It’s delicious! I replaced the frozen peas with chopped fresh zucchini and left out the red pepper flakes. I also added a little more turmeric. I also chopped my chicken pretty rather than shredding it- it was taking too long. Plus, I thought it would be more evenly spread throughout the soup. It is pretty thick- not much broth. Should I add more broth or water?

    • Sommerposted February 9, 2017 at 9:56 pm Reply

      Hi Natalie,

      I usually have plenty of broth. Maybe you cooked it down a little longer? But feel free to add more!

    • Jennieposted September 9, 2017 at 8:42 pm Reply

      A little tip on shredded chicken: use a hand mixer and it’ll shred right up in a minute or so. No more tedious fork shredding!

  133. Peggyposted January 28, 2017 at 10:48 pm Reply

    Made this tonight and did not deviate from the recipe, which is unusual for me! It was fabulous! The whole family loved this! Even my picky puppy was drooling and begging for some! I think fresh ginger and garlic are a must.
    I recommend doubling the recipe to have leftovers. It is definitely on the rotation list. Next time, I will make enough to freeze! Thank you!

  134. Lorraineposted January 28, 2017 at 4:28 pm Reply

    I made this today. So yummy!

  135. Natasha Harrisonposted January 24, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply

    Today is my first day enjoying my soup!  I looove it! I’m super busy so having my food already prepared is great.  I love soup so I hope ? I don’t get bored.  I plan to make another pot of it soon!  

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  146. Queenbeeposted January 2, 2017 at 10:08 pm Reply

    I made this soup today. It’s fabulous! I only added 2 ingredients: spinach and leeks. I thought it was going to be bland with no seasoning on the chicken, but it’s flavorful. I will make this again. My family likes it. 

  147. Melissaposted January 2, 2017 at 8:31 pm Reply

    I just made this and it was delicious! I was worried I was going to still feel hungry after eating it, but I feel full and guilt free! I will be making this again! 

  148. heidi schneiderposted December 21, 2016 at 11:10 pm Reply

    question! when you say “add chicken”, am I adding cooked chicken? raw chicken? shredded chicken?

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  151. Kellieposted November 5, 2016 at 10:09 am Reply

    How does this do for leftovers? Sometimes veggies gets soggy, so just wanted to ask.

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  156. Christina Morinposted September 20, 2016 at 10:20 pm Reply

    I have made something similar to this, but am interested in trying this recipe. I have a question though. When you add in the salad and nuts can you use a dressing on the salad like oil and vinegar?

    • Natasha Harrisonposted January 24, 2017 at 10:30 am Reply

      I plan to use this low calorie balsamic vinaigrette that I love.  I hope that’s ok 

  157. Jenniferposted September 19, 2016 at 9:17 pm Reply

    Loved this soup, but did anyone have a problem with having really bad diarrhea after eating it? I assume this is part of the detox  … But it’s been terrible. :-(

  158. Latoriaposted September 15, 2016 at 7:15 am Reply

    Delicious!  Made it Sunday.  Ate some Sunday & Monday.  Froze the rest, 1 cup each in freeze bags for later. 

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  161. Dominiqueposted September 5, 2016 at 11:14 am Reply

    I just made this last night and had to stop myself from getting a second helping it was so good! I followed the recipe to the letter, except I only used 1lb of chicken instead of 1.5 (that is how it was sold in the store). The ginger and spices make you feel like you’re detoxing, which is amazing. Filling, savory, healthy, I couldn’t ask for better. This is one for the books and one I will be sure to make over and over again this winter. Thanks!

  162. Judyposted August 31, 2016 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Made this soup as directed, except didn’t have any sea salt. This soup is delicious. To think it is also healthy is just a huge plus. I have eaten only the soup for 24 hours. So anxious to see what the results are about 3 or 4 days from now. Hubby loves the soup also, so I will be making an additional batch tomorrow. Fingers crossed that this works to get a weight-loss jump start. Delicious,  healthy, and effective would make this a win-win-win 

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  164. Nancy Wollenmanposted August 22, 2016 at 1:32 pm Reply

    This soup is delicious. A diet mainstay. Can you share the site to find the book for the rest of the diet instructions?

  165. Carolynposted August 20, 2016 at 3:23 pm Reply

    How much equals one serving?

  166. Teresa Bozovichposted August 19, 2016 at 10:58 pm Reply

    The soup is delicious! My son has football weigh-in tomorrow and has been on a strict diet for 2 weeks. This was a very welcomed treat, as opposed to eating another salad. 10yr old aproved…then it’s going on our meal list!

  167. Jenniferposted August 5, 2016 at 8:58 am Reply

    Can this be a crockpot meal? All ingredients in crockpot on high for 4 hours??? Let me know. Thanks!

    • Sommerposted August 9, 2016 at 9:11 am Reply

      Hi Jennifer! You can make this is the crockpot, but I might soften the onions and celery in a skillet first so they don’t end up with a rubbery texture.

  168. Elizbaeth Feolaposted July 27, 2016 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Do you know the nutrition facts on 1 cup of soup? Thanks! Cant wait to try it!

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  171. JoEllenposted July 11, 2016 at 1:31 pm Reply

    Love this soup. However, to cut sodium, I used a quarter of low sodium chicken stock and a quarter of filtered water and I eliminated the extra salt. Also added a cup of chopped kale. Yum!

    • Kristieposted December 23, 2017 at 10:46 pm Reply

      I plan on doing the same thing. Seems like a lot of sodium to me.

  172. Shannonposted June 10, 2016 at 1:37 am Reply

    Hi! Great recipe thank you for sharing, I can not wait to try this out! 
    I tend to cook everything I eat pretty bland and I am wondering about the turmeric and ginger. How strong is their flavor in the soup? 

    • Kerriposted October 15, 2016 at 3:31 pm Reply

      It isn’t very spicy. In fact, I usually add more seasoning for more flavor. Not a huge fan of ginger myself so I was unsure about using it but it’s really tasty.

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  179. Lee Annposted May 16, 2016 at 4:43 pm Reply

    I would like to modify this for the crock pot. Any suggestions? This looks yummy! Can’t wait to try.

    • Natasha Harrisonposted January 24, 2017 at 10:31 am Reply

      I made it as posted in my crockpot! Came out delicious ? I cooked it on low for four hours.  

  180. lisaposted May 16, 2016 at 8:18 am Reply

    Most cook from scratch moms & grands have been making this for generations..:-)
    I still use cken thighs tho.. You NEED the bone broth & fat to make it truly good for you !!
    takes fat to loose fat, not just water weight :-0

  181. Mariaposted May 11, 2016 at 9:18 pm Reply

    Is the apple cider 100% necessary. I don’t have any. Can I substitute for something else or omit it 


    • Sommerposted May 12, 2016 at 7:53 pm Reply

      Hi Maria! You can omit it if you don’t have any.

  182. Johannaposted May 7, 2016 at 11:03 pm Reply

    I’m eating this now- soooo good! Thanks for an awesome healthy recipe. I’ll definitely be trying more from your blog :)

  183. Connieposted April 29, 2016 at 11:07 pm Reply

    This looks yummy! I have trouble with gas and the need to stay close to a bathroom for a bit after eating. I would love to find something this simple to make that could help with this problem. Do you have any recipes?
    I was wondering to if you could add or substitute cauliflower for the ginger? Thanks for posting! I will definitely be trying this!

    • Melissaposted May 3, 2016 at 5:12 pm Reply

      Connie, you need to research IBS w/diarrhea.I have the other problem:/ Peppermint tea helps with gas.

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  185. Melanyposted April 24, 2016 at 12:59 pm Reply

    I want to make this tonight. Wondering how powerful of a taste the ACV leaves. Just worried the kiddos may not like the tang of it.

  186. Jillianposted April 21, 2016 at 1:50 am Reply

    I just made this for dinner tonight…SO GOOD!! I love that it’s super healthy as well! Definitely keeping this in my recipe box so that I can make it again and again.

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  189. Ray Veeposted March 25, 2016 at 5:32 pm Reply

    How much is considered a serving and how  many a day? How long will a batch  last in the fridge and can you freeze it?

  190. Maryposted March 15, 2016 at 10:46 am Reply

    What is the nutritional value for the soup? I’m trying to count calories sodium vitamins…

  191. Mayaposted March 13, 2016 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Any thoughts on how I could tweak this to do it in the slow cooker?

  192. Meowposted March 10, 2016 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Can this freeze? Will the broccoli go soggy if you thaw and reheat it?

    • Sommerposted March 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm Reply

      Hi Meow, I tried freezing it a couple times and it thaws just fine. :)

  193. Traceyposted March 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Do you have a calorie count per serving? Just made this last night, tasted great!

    • Sommerposted March 8, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply

      Hi Tracey! I don’t usually provide nutritional information, because so many of the tools available vary in their results. Yet from what I can figure, this recipe comes out to just under 100 calories per cup. Hope this helps. :)

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  196. Maeveposted March 6, 2016 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Do you have calorie count for a serving? Anything you have would be great. It’s cooking and I can’t wait to try it!

    • Sommerposted March 8, 2016 at 8:06 pm Reply

      Hi Maeve! I don’t usually provide nutritional information, because so many of the tools available vary in their results. Yet from what I can figure, this recipe comes out to just under 100 calories per cup.

      • Boopsie Burdaposted April 8, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        This soup is really good, I have lost 10 pounds, however the bit about using organic is crap.

  197. Betsyposted March 5, 2016 at 8:46 pm Reply

    What can I sub for peas? I do Paleo and peas aren’t allowed besides I also don’t like peas.

    • Sommerposted March 8, 2016 at 8:03 pm Reply

      Hi Betsy! Add any veggie you like! Maybe red bell peppers?

  198. Michelleposted March 4, 2016 at 11:39 pm Reply

    Hi, I was wondering do we have to eat only this soul to detox? I mean mornings my husband and i make our own replacement shakes for breakfast but the soup would do perfect for lunch and dinner to help jump start our weight loss journey. 

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  200. Kiara Fauxbelposted February 27, 2016 at 1:19 pm Reply

    This was SOOOOO delicious! It had so much flavor, you would never believe it’s so healthy! Only had ground ginger, so I used that, maybe about 2 1/2 tablespoons, and I had to add a little extra EVOO to stop the ground ginger from burning in the beginning.

  201. Dottiposted February 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm Reply

    Do you have the nutritional value for this recipe?

  202. Alex Kposted February 14, 2016 at 4:19 pm Reply

    Hi! I am making this for dinner but I would like to cook it in a crockpot. Can I just throw everything in at once and cook 5 hours on High? Thank you!!

    • natasiaposted February 20, 2016 at 11:17 pm Reply

      Your veggies would be complete mush. I would cook the chicken with the broth, spices, and onion in the crockpot until the chick can be shredded. Shred the chicken, then put the chicken and veggies in the pot cook and cook for probably about and hour until R the veggies reach the softness you want

  203. Carrie Halbrooksposted February 14, 2016 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Hi! I am trying to lose some weight for the upcoming spring break season! I was doing really well with my eating and working out and then this past week I completely splurged all week long with eating, so I feel like I need a reset. I can’t wait to try this! What do you recommend eating for breakfast?

  204. Cynthia Cornejoposted February 13, 2016 at 2:39 am Reply

    I made this soup and it us fantastic. I fix a bowl every time my stomach grumbles and it is so delicious and satisfying. I have lost 5 lbs in a few days. Thank you so much for this great recipe!

  205. Lisaposted February 12, 2016 at 11:20 am Reply

    I have been eating this soup for over a week- my sciatica is gone, I’ve lost 8 pounds, and I feel AMAZING. I may have to live on this stuff forever :-/

    • Moniqueposted March 18, 2017 at 10:14 am Reply

      Wow that is awesome. Well your comment has definitely convinced me to make this soup Today! Thank you. Blessings!

  206. Annposted January 31, 2016 at 2:17 pm Reply

    Looks great but where is the actual recipe?

    • Sommerposted February 1, 2016 at 8:54 am Reply

      Hi Ann! It’s on page 2 of this post. :)

  207. Raina Harperposted January 29, 2016 at 7:08 pm Reply

    Would really like to try this soup!

  208. Rosieposted January 29, 2016 at 4:16 pm Reply

    Id like the recipe for the chicken detox soup. Cant seem to get it

    • Sommerposted February 1, 2016 at 9:02 am Reply

      Hi Rosie, It’s on page 2 of this post. :)

  209. Leslie Wposted January 28, 2016 at 10:05 pm Reply

    It looks SOOO GOOD!!!

  210. Marge Fredricksonposted January 27, 2016 at 2:23 pm Reply

    Do you have the nutritional breakdown, carbs, sodium, etc.  I am doing low carb diet and this info would be useful so that I could do some substitutions, mushrooms for peas, etc.  love ginger, so healthful. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be making this soup.

  211. Chrisposted January 26, 2016 at 2:05 am Reply

    Substitute suggestion for ginger–allergic. Thanks looks divine

    • Sommerposted January 26, 2016 at 10:22 am Reply

      Hi Chris! The ginger is an important component for detoxification. However, you can try adding other  ingredients that are know to detox… Lemongrass, cilantro, cabbage, kale are a few.

  212. Leah johnsonposted January 24, 2016 at 10:14 pm Reply

    Do you know what the calorie count per serving is ? Made it tonight – so good!!

    • Sharonposted September 4, 2016 at 11:13 am Reply

      Don’t need to worry about calories with a soup this healthy!  You can eat as much as you want!

  213. Abbey Gleichenhausposted January 19, 2016 at 8:14 pm Reply

    Made this tonight I omitted the peas and added mushrooms and lemongrass . It was awesome will make again. Love your recipes.

  214. Louposted January 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm Reply

    Found this on Instagram and tried it out (minus the turmeric which i dislike) It’s a great soup… I’ve made it twice already and it’s going to be one of those go-to recipes when it’s soup time.

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  216. Amyposted January 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm Reply

    I love this recipe, really need to work on my Chicken Broth skills.

  217. Gaby Dalkinposted January 15, 2016 at 1:04 am Reply

    Love the abundance of veggies in this soup! Must make!

  218. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted January 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm Reply

    I’m in the middle of Whole30 and I’m so sick of salads, but am downing veggies like crazy! This is going onto my list of must haves!! 

    • Danyelleposted April 27, 2016 at 2:29 pm Reply

      How did you like the Whole30? Im thinking about starting it

  219. Heather Christoposted January 13, 2016 at 8:57 pm Reply

    looks great- I love it when super healthy food is so good!

  220. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted January 13, 2016 at 2:01 pm Reply

    I love all of those veggies in this soup! Yum!

  221. Sharonposted January 13, 2016 at 11:48 am Reply

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Your photographs are absolutely stunning too!

  222. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted January 13, 2016 at 9:30 am Reply

    I definitely need to keep this one around! Bookmarked and PINNED!

  223. Mariaposted January 13, 2016 at 9:15 am Reply

    Loving that bit of heat with the crushed red pepper.