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Beet, Potato & Chicken Soup

Make this simple, quick soup with fresh beets in late summer or fall when they are at their prime for sweetness and depth of colour.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredients

7 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 lb bone-in, skin on chicken thighs
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup onion(s), diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups beets, grated
2 cups potato(es), peel on, diced
2 tbsp sage, fresh, minced
1/2 cup Italian five cheese blend
sage, fresh, optional garnish

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Add chicken broth to soup pot along with the bone-in chicken thighs. Heat over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from pot to a plate to cool. Keep broth on a low simmer while preparing other ingredients.

  2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet. Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Add to the skillet and sauté, stirring until soft – about 4 minutes. Stir into the soup pot.

  3. Grate beets and add to the soup along with the diced potato and minced sage. Remove skin and bones from chicken. Dice into ½ inch (1.25 cm) pieces and stir into the soup. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on low heat until potatoes are tender.

  4. Ladle into bowls and garnish with the shredded cheese and a few fresh sage leaves (optional garnish).

Helpful Tip

If you want a gluten-free version make sure you use a gluten-free chicken broth.

Nutrition Info

Per 350 g serving Amount
Calories190
Protein15 g
Fat9 g
Saturated Fat3.5 g
Carbohydrate15 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar4 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Sodium240 mg
Per 350 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium16
Calcium10
Iron8
Vitamin A4
Vitamin C20
Vitamin B618
Vitamin B1218
Folate23
Zinc14