Detox Chicken and Kale Soup

Chicken Kale Detox Soup | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Chicken Kale soup is perfect for when your body needs an easy, delicious and light meal. Packed with veggies and healthy protein, this soup is easy to whip up. It’s low-glycemic, paleo-friendly, egg-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 compliant!

Chicken Kale Soup Recipe

Swap the juice detox for a soup detox this season! I call this Chicken Kale Soup my detox soup because it is light, healthy, and packed with anti-inflammatory vegetables that are easy on the digestive system! The fiber from the veggies combined with the protein from the chicken makes this such a filling meal for any day of the week!

Mike and I recently came back from a weekend in New York, where we were visiting my family and our friends! It was a truly great weekend! After a weekend of eating out, drinking, and changing up my daily exercise routine though, my body definitely needed a boost. That’s where this soup comes in! This soup is now one of my go-to recipes when I feel that I need to detox for a day! I love that every ingredient in this soup is from my local farm! It is also so simple to throw together!

Chicken Kale Detox Soup | Lexi's Clean KItchenIngredients for Chicken Detox Soup

  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Organic Chicken Breasts
  • Organic Chicken Stock or Bone Broth
  • Kale
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Fresh Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley

In addition to eating as healthy as we can, Mike and I have also been working on “detoxing” other things in our life. Check out this list:

8 Natural Ways to Detox |

Chicken Kale Soup

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Detox Chicken and Kale Soup

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 lb. organic boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 5 cups organic chicken stock
  • 34 handfuls fresh kale, ribs removed and roughly chopped
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, roughly chopped for garnish


  1. In a large pot over medium-low heat, heat oil.
  2. Add in onion and garlic and sautè for one minute.
  3. Add in carrots and celery. Sautè for five minutes, until onion is translucent.
  4. Pat chicken dry and season generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Once onion is translucent, add in chicken and sautè until chicken is opaque and fully cooked through. Should take about 8-10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  6. Pour in chicken stock and season with salt, pepper, ginger and lemon juice if using.
  7. Add in kale.
  8. Bring to a boil over high heat. Turn heat down to low and let simmer for 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 208
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Fat: 8.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.6g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg

October 15, 2013

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23 Responses

  1. Quick, easy, and delicious recipe! Good recipe for a light dinner so you dont feel too queasy at night from a heavy meal ~_~ haha good job!

  2. Just found your blog from Davida’s, and I love these tips! The soup looks delicious, too – I often throw onion, carrots, celery, some protein, and some veggies in a big pot and see what happens … soups are so easy, healthy, and satisfying!

  3. Another hit! Made this last week to rave reviews at home. My husband made many quarts of chicken stock this weekend so that I can keep making this soup!

  4. Just made this soup and half the pot is gone!! I love your site and how easy you make cooking!! This is an awesome soup, you ROCK!!

  5. This was really friggin’ good…!!! Added some cubed rutabaga and used shredded rotisserie chicken. Daaang. 😀

  6. Hi,

    I love your site!

    Sorry if this is a silly question… but do you add the chicken raw to the veggies and let cook for 8-10 mins?


    Can’t wait to try this!

    Lara x

  7. I searched for a DETOX, after buying ingredients. I stumbled across this recipe. It is delicious! This will be my weekend meals, if my family doesn’t devour it.

  8. I loveeeeee this recipe!! Even my 6 year old loved it! I added diced tomatoes and cilantro! I’ve made this recipe at least 4 times already.

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  9. I just made this soup and it is delicious! I love the kick of the lemon and ginger, it gives it something special. I used meyer lemon for a more sweet flavor and a colored carrots bunch. I added a small beauregard yam and a potato. Very good.

    5.0 rating

  10. I just made this soup and it is delicious! I love the kick of the lemon and ginger, it gives it something special. I used meyer lemon for a more sweet flavor and a colored carrots bunch. I added a small beauregard yam and a potato. Very good.

    5.0 rating

  11. I googled kale soup and your website came up. I made this soup last night. Excellent!! I was very full on just a 1/2 cup. I also added cauliflower and broccoli. Very delicious.!! I will make this again and again.

  12. Loved this soup. I didn’t followed the recipe exactly. I used canned chicken breast and added a can of canelinni Beans.

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  13. This was delicious! I’ve been feeling a little “off” and my stomach isn’t doing so great so I’m following your detox meal plan. This soup was such a pleasant surprise! The lemon and ginger are what make it so special, don’t skip either. Even though it feels light, there’s plenty of protein from the chicken so you won’t go hungry.

    5.0 rating

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