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Old Fashioned Vegetarian Chicken and Vegetable Soup


Old Fashioned Vegetarian Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Vegetarian Chicken-free Chicken

A classic American chicken and vegetables recipe, only with a vegetarian chicken substitute - completely meat-free! Carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms and an optional turnip form the base of this chicken-free vegetarian chicken soup, a traditional American home-cooked meal.

Old Fashioned Vegetarian Chicken and Vegetable Soup recipe courtesy of Follow Your Heart Natural Foods

See also: More easy homemade vegetable soup recipes


  • 1 vegetarian Chicken Free Chicken, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1/4 pound sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small turnip, chopped (optional)
  • 3 quarts water (12 cups)
  • 2 tbsp olive or canola oil
  • 1 tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp powdered mustard


Into a large pot add oil, fresh vegetables and spices. Sautee onions until soft.

Add liquids. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer. Cook about 20 minutes. Add Chicken Free Chicken to soup mixture. Continue to simmer 8 minutes.

Top with oyster crackers or chopped scallions.

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