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Chicken and Edamame Soup Recipe

Chicen And Edamame Soup Recipe

Credit: Lee Holmes

This tasty chicken and edamame soup is full of aromatic Asian flavours and can be enjoyed as a light lunch or dinner or thrown in a thermos and savoured at the office.

Serves: 4



  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2.5cm knob ginger, grated
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • Pinch smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone in
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • Juice 1 lime, plus 1 tsp zest
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari
  • ½ cup edamame beans
  • 3 medium zucchinis, spiralised, or rice noodles
  1. Sauté onion, garlic and sage leaves in olive oil in a pot on medium heat.
  2. Once onion becomes transparent, add ginger, celery and carrot. Sauté until browned.
  3. Add paprika, thyme and oregano and cook for 1 min further, stirring frequently.
  4. Place chicken thighs in pan and add broth, lime juice and zest and bring to boil, then simmer for 25 mins.
  5. Add coconut aminos or tamari, edamame beans and zucchini or rice noodles and cook for further 3–5 mins, being careful not to overcook noodles.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.