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Quick Chicken Chickpea Soup – Mediterranean Diet

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 386
Protein 37g
Fat 14g
Carbs 30g
Total Time 30 minutes

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Chicken Chickpea Soup Recipe

Ingredients

Chicken Chickpea Soup - Mediterranean Diet
Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1lb Rotisserie chicken meat, pulled apart (and skin removed)
  • 1 can (15oz) garbanzo (chickpeas), drained
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons The Fit Cook LAND blend (OR your choice of dried herbs)
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomato
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups no salt added chicken broth (OR vegetable broth OR water)
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • sea salt & pepper  to taste
  • fresh lemon juice
Steps
  1. Set a pot on medium heat.  Once hot, add oil, onions and garlic.  Cook for 3 minutes to flavor the oil and gently brown the onion.  Add the chicken, chickpeas, zucchini, olives and the spices.  Mix everything together for 1 – 3 minutes, ensuring the food is covered in the spices/herbs.
  2. Add diced tomato, broth and tomato paste.  Increase the heat to bring to a light simmer.  Once it begins to simmer, add the Bay leaves, reduce the heat and cover and cook for at least 20 minutes.  Once finished, season to taste with sea salt & pepper and fresh lemon juice.
    Chicken Chickpea Soup - Mediterranean Diet

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Calories
386
Protein
37g
Fat
14g
Carbs
30g
Sodium
Fiber
8g
Sugar
7g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.