Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Healthy Lazy Soup

Our dietitians pulled together holiday recipes that exclude six of the most common food allergens. This is a great one for when you don’t feel like cooking. Recipe courtesy of Bethany Doerfler.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 6-8 cups Gluten Free chicken broth
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4-5 carrots
  • 4-5 celery stalks
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 small potatoes (scrubbed and peeled)
  • 1 crock pot


  1. Dice onions, potatoes, carrots and celery.
  2. Add together in crock pot with chicken and broth.
  3. Allow to simmer for 6 hours.
  4. Chicken will be easy to shred with two forks.
  5. Add back into the crock pot half of the shredded chicken (you will have extra shredded chicken).
  6. Add rice for extra calories.
  7. Use the extra shredded chicken for chicken tacos, creamy pasta, or snacking.
Carina Venter, PhD, RD

About the Author: Carina Venter, PhD, RD

Carina Venter is a Research Associate/Dietician at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center with the Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders. She has published in international journals and has authored book chapters in food hypersensitivity, pregnancy, lactation, weaning and allergy prevention. Carina is also co-editor of the book, Food Hypersensitivity: Diagnosing and Managing Food Allergies and Intolerances.

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  1. audrey June 15, 19:58
    Hi, we have been to Cincinnati Children's several times this past year, and mostly have been at the Liberty Campus. We all LOVE the cafeteria there. Is this the recipe they use for the chicken soup they serve? My daughters love it so much that we had to buy an extra container of it to take home. If this is not the recipe, I would like to ask for it, along with the cafeteria chocolate cake recipe - and if they are in a cookbook for sale, I will buy two copies! Thank you.
    • Rachel Camper
      Rachel Camper June 19, 12:03
      Hi Audrey, Thank you for reaching out. I'm so glad to hear that your daughters are enjoying the food! I will contact our food services folks and see what information I can glean.
  2. Audrey June 19, 22:41
    Dear Ms. Camper, We have been to three of the Cincinnati Children's Campuses. Each of them has been easy to navigate once we are inside the building (we did get lost the first time looking for the right building/parking area in Cincinnati) and everyone has been not only easy and professional to work with, but friendly and caring. Scheduling, reception, professional staff, you guys are great. We have received wonderful care, and the doctors really tried to identify what was going on with my two daughters. Thank you so much and best regards.