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This chicken & vegetable soup with quinoa is a family favourite and it is super healthy. Perfect for cooler months

Chicken & Vegetable Soup with Quinoa and Lemon

  • Author: Vanessa Vickery
  • Yield: Serves 4 - 6 1x



  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 1 large potato
  • 2 carrots
  • 2-3 celery stems and leaves
  • 1 can organic tomatoes (crushed or chopped)
  • 1 litre organic chicken stock
  • Water
  • 1 cup organic quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 - 1 lemon, juiced


  1. Chop the onion, potato, carrots and celery into small to medium pieces and add to a large stockpot.
  2. Slice the chicken into small pieces and add to the stockpot.
  3. Add the tin tomatoes to the stockpot.
  4. Add the chicken stock to the stockpot.
  5. Then fill the remainder of the stockpot with water, so it is covering the ingredients.
  6. Place stockpot on the stove at a high temperature with the lid on and bring to the boil, then simmer, covered for a minimum of one hour.
  7. Add the quinoa and bring to the boil again, then simmer, covered for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked.
  8. Add the lemon juice and serve.


I recommend adding the juice of 1/2 a lemon and checking the taste, before the adding the rest of the lemon.