hCG Diet Phase 2 Recipes | Spicy Chicken & Asparagus Soup with Tarragon | LSP + SP + AP
hCG Diet Phase 2 Recipes | Spicy Chicken & Asparagus Soup with Tarragon | LSP + SP + AP
  • 7oz chicken breast(100g per 3.5 oz) boneless, skinless
  • 2 1/2cups Asparagusdiced into ½” chunks, ends removed and tips reserved
  • 2 1/4cups chicken brothSP Option: use water instead
  • 1/2cup water
  • 1/2 lemonjuiced
  • 1tbsp white onionfinely diced
  • 2cloves garlicminced
  • 1tsp dried tarragon
  • 1tsp chili flakes¼ for less spice
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 1pinch black pepper
To serve (optional)
  • 1piece Melba toast or Grissini stick
AP ingredient variations:
  • 1cup zucchinidiced-AP
  • 1cup onionfinely sliced
  • 1tbsp Greek yoghurtfat free-AP
  • 1/2cup water
  1. Coat chicken with ¼ tsp sea salt, and add chicken plus ¼ cup broth to a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer over medium heat until cooked through and the juices run clear – about 15-20 mins. Once cooked, shred the chicken with a knife and fork and set aside.
  2. Prepare soup while the chicken is cooking. Add the garlic and onion to a large saucepan with 1 tbsp of broth. Fry over low heat until softened.
  3. Add the asparagus stalks to the pan with the remaining stock, lemon juice, water, chili flakes and tarragon. For AP, swap ½ cup asparagus for zucchini or onion. Add ½ cup more water.
  4. Cover and simmer gently for 20 mins.
  5. Remove from heat and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  6. Return to the saucepan and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add chicken and asparagus tips to the soup and bring back to a gentle simmer until the chicken is hot through and the asparagus tips have softened.
  8. Serve with melba toast. For AP, stir through Greek yogurt when serving.
Batch cooking tip or Alternate Cooking Method Option:
  1. Instant pot, oven bake or slow cook the chicken in broth. For batch cooking, cook 400g of chicken and shred. This can then divided between the lemon chicken soup and the asparagus soup.
Recipe Notes

For this type of recipe, a great batch cooking idea is to simply cook up a large portion of chicken breast and shred in advance and use for various recipes. For larger portion size, add some water and additional salt to taste. Miracle noodles would also add bulk well! Macros listed are for SP version.