Chicken, Yam, & Chard Soup

Approximate cooking time: 60 minutes

A hearty soup to warm your bones.

Nutritional Information
(per serving)

432 Calories
19g Carbs
19g Fat
52g Protein
14g Net Carbs

Serving Size

4 servings


  • 2 Tbs coconut or olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt, divided
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 oz canned jalapenos, diced
  • 1 large yam, diced
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon


  1. Heat large pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add oil, onion, garlic, carrot, thyme, and oregano, and sauté until onion is softened and slightly translucent (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl. Cut chicken thighs into 1″ cubes and toss in sea salt and black pepper mixture.
  3. Add chicken to pot and continue to cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce heat to medium, add broth, water, bay leaf, jalapenos, yam, chard, and green onions and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Just before serving, season with remaining sea salt, black pepper, and fresh lemon juice


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