Chicken Detox Soup Recipe

Published on September 2nd 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Detoxing involves refraining from foods for a certain amount of time to remove toxic or unhealthy materials from the body. Chicken Detox Soup is the perfect soup to eat to detoxify your body. It's filled with healthy ingredients that will get rid of unhealthy substances in the body. For example, it contains garlic which is a great source of allicin. Allicin encourages the generation of white blood cells and plays a role in fighting toxins in the body. The soup also contains carrot, the antioxidant carotenoids that help detoxify the body, and broccoli, a substance called glucoraphanin that rids the body of harmful chemicals like acrolein and benzene. Best of all, not only is this chicken detox soup good for you, but it also tastes delicious. So, whether you are feeling unwell, want to boost your immunity, or lose a few pounds, pull out your largest soup pot and make this chicken detox soup. 


Can you lose weight eating chicken soup?

Yes, chicken detox soup can help you lose weight. Chicken breast is a lean source of protein, making it the perfect type of meat for weight loss. Broccoli is rich in fiber, keeping you nice and full and decreasing the calories you consume. Carrots can also increase feelings of fullness, leading to subsequent weight loss. 


How does detox soup work?

Detox soup is loaded with nutrient-dense vegetables that nourish the body. However, these vegetables can also rid the body of toxins, boost immunity, decrease inflammation, and even reduce pain. 


What veggies should I use for fat detox soup?

If you want to eliminate stubborn belly fat, add leafy greens like spinach, Swiss chard, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, mushrooms, beans, carrots, chilies, and carrots to your detox soup. 


What is a detox soup?

A detox soup removes harmful or destructive impurities from the body. 


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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
5 persons


  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil


  • 1 small White Onion, diced


  • 4 stalks Celery, diced


  • 2 tablespoons Garlic Paste


  • 2 tablespoons Ginger Paste 


  • 3 Carrots, peeled, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds


  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder


  • 5 cups Low-Sodium Chicken Broth


  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice 


  • 1 teaspoon Salt 


  • 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper 


  • 2 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts


  • 1 large head of Broccoli, cut into florets 

  • 1/4 cup Parsley Leaves * optional for garnish 


To a Dutch oven pot, add a tablespoon of olive oil, and set it over medium-high heat. 


Overview of oil being heated in a pot

Add the onions and celery and cook for 3-5 minutes until the onions soften. 


Onions and celery being added to a pot containing hot oil

Stir in the garlic and ginger paste and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. 


Areal view of garlic and ginger being added to a pot

Stir in the carrots and turmeric and cook for 1 minute. 


Sliced carrots being added to a pot of detox chicken soup

Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and chicken breast and stir to combine. 


Overview of chicken broth and chicken breast being heated in a pot

Bring the chicken detox soup to a boil. 


Areal view of detox chicken soup coming to a boil

Once the chicken detox soup comes to a boil, decrease the flame to medium-low, cover it, and cook for 15-20 minutes until the chicken breast is cooked.


Detox chicken soup pot being covered by a lid

Remove the chicken breasts from the chicken detox soup using a pair of tongs and place them onto a cutting board. Then add the broccoli florets and cook for 8-10 minutes until the broccoli florets are tender. 

Chicken breast removed from pot and resting on a cutting board next to broccoli

While cooking the broccoli, use two forks to shred the chicken breasts. 


Sideview of chicken breast being shredded using two forks

Return the shredded chicken breast to the chicken detox soup, stir to combine, and cook for 2 minutes until heated. 


Shredded chicken being added to a pot of detox chicken soup

Divide the chicken detox soup between 5 soup bowls and garnish each bowl of soup with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and parsley, nutritiously paired with cinnamon tea

Overview of a bowl of Chicken Detox Soup
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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon