Simple Chicken and Oat Groat Soup

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by akgrown

Once cooked, oat groats possess a resilient bite similar to that of wheat berries. They add a delightful textural contrast to the other elements of this hearty and satisfying soup. From Cooking Light.

Top Review by yogiclarebear

This was spectacular. I have recently gone gluten-free and found some gluten-free oat groats. This soup is now my chicken noodle soup! I didn't have green beans but added extras of the other veggies. I did not find this bland at all. The basil was the standout for me. I actually cooked the chicken in the pot until the outsides were not pink, then I boiled it with the soup. This left the chicken very tender. I would like to try this again soon with fresh chooped asparagus and maybe a hint of lemon juice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 2 1/2 c water and groats in a large sauce pan; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, and simmer 45 mins or until tender(do not overcook). Drain; wipe pan with paper towel.
  3. Heat oil in pan over med-high heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot; saute 8 mins or until tender.
  4. Add zucchini and garlic; saute 2 minutes
  5. Add cooked groats, broth, and next 5 ingredients; bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in peas and basil.

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