Spicy Southwest Chicken Detox Soup
This spicy Southwest chicken detox soup will knock your boots off! It’s packed with amazing flavors and just spicy enough to get your tastebuds going. If you want a delicious recipe to help you cleanse your body of extra waste, this soup should be high on your list!
If you love detox soups, you need to try my cucumber detox soup or this healthy kale detox soup and my 3-day detox diet plan. These are recipes that I make all the time and they are so effective in helping me reset! Go ahead and try this recipe and let me know what you think below.
Spicy Southwest Chicken Detox Soup
This is a high-fiber, high-protein soup which means, you can expect to visit the potty at least once or twice after eating it. It is great for digestive health and will keep you feeling full longer during the day thanks to the protein.
Ingredients for 8 servings | prep & cook time: 50 minutes
- 2 cups of chicken breast (cooked & shredded)
- 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 5 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 small cabbage (chopped)
- 3 medium carrots (chopped or sliced)
- 2 cans of chopped green chilies
- 2 cans of crushed tomatoes
- 4 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups of broccoli florets
- 2 avocados (peeled & diced)
- 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
- salt (optional)
How To Make This Chicken Detox Soup
In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil and coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add in the onions and saute them until light brown or soft. Throw in the garlic and stir with the onions until fragrant.
Now add in the chicken stock, carrots, broccoli, green chilies, tomatoes, and cabbage. Half cover the pot lid and increase the heat to let the soup come to a boil. This should take around 20 minutes.
Finally, add in the chicken breast, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and salt, and lower the heat. Let the soup simmer for an extra 10 minutes to combine the flavors.
Garnish with diced avocados, and chopped parsley and serve while still hot. You can also add half a cup of low-fat coconut milk as well before serving but that’s completely optional.
Southwest Chicken Detox Soup Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this soup has | 260 calories | 13g total fat | 3.8g saturated fat | 21mg cholesterol | 165mg sodium | 27.2g total carbs | 10.2g dietary fiber | 11.5g protein | 12.7g total sugars | 88mg calcium | 3mg iron | 889mg potassium |
How This Soup Works
Detox soups are meant to be packed with healthy nutrients and vitamins along with broths making them easy on the digestive tract and great for digestion. They are usually low in calories and filled with vitamins and minerals.
These vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants help the body get rid of build-up toxins and stool in the colon. The ingredients in this southwest detox soup help reduce bloating, water retention, and free radicals. To get the best out of this soup cleanse, make sure to eat it at least 3 days in a row while on a low-calorie diet.
How To Store Leftovers
This soup can be stored for up to 5 days in the fridge, just make sure to save it in an airtight container. If you didn’t add the coconut milk, you can keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To reheat your soup, simply let the soup thaw and reheat using either the microwave or the stovetop. If the soup is too thick, simply add in a cup of hot water, stir, and let it simmer on low heat.
Now you know how to make my spicy southwest chicken detox soup! Let me know what you think in the comments below. You can also find me on Pinterest for more awesome recipes and detox tips. Until next time, stay awesome!