Chicken Soup with Greens and Kombu

If you know me, than you know I love my greens. Pound for pound, no other vegetables stand a chance against the nutritional profile of the green guys. My hardcore green soup is a great way to to really dose yourself with nutrients, but this chicken soup is my new favourite way to consume green stuff. The balance between the lemon, chicken, herbs, greens, and kombu are just divine. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Note that you can choose your own veggies. The soup is extremely versatile! You can go classic chicken soup and keep it to carrots, celery, and even noodles if you like…. but the combo below really hits the spot for me.


Chicken Soup with Greens and Kombu


  • 1 whole organic, pasture raised chicken (raw)

  • 1 organic shallot, large (or 2 small)

  • 1 organic leek

  • a handful of branches of organic rapini

  • 2 organic bok choy

  • 1/2 an organic celery

  • 1/2 an organic savoy cabbage

  • 1/2 an organic lemon

  • an inch of organic ginger

  • 2-3 big pieces of kombu (or any sea vegetable, like dulse, or wakame)

  • organic olive oil

  • 2 tsp dried organic oregano

  • 2 tsp dried organic rosemary

  • 1 tsp dried organic thyme

  • pinch of sea salt


  1. In a large pot, add a few glugs of organic olive oil, your herbs, chopped leek, shallot, and ginger. Stir on medium heat until the leek and shallots soften.

  2. Add in your whole chicken, and fill the pot to cover the chicken with spring (or filtered) water, and bring the water to a boil.

  3. Reduce the read to a simmer, and let simmer for 90 minutes, with the lid on.

  4. After 90 minutes, your chicken will be fully cooked- remove it carefully from the pot and place in a tray to the side.

  5. Add in all your chopped greens (or choice of veggies) and increase the heat until the pot begins to simmer. Let it simmer while you complete step 6.

  6. Remove all the chicken from the bones, and then shred the chicken (easily done by hand— just pull pieces apart by hand).

  7. Add in your shredded chicken into the soup (greens should now be cooked).

In Joy!