Paleo Comfort Food: Chicken Soup

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Yesterday my youngest son was under the weather, and I thought his favorite homemade soup would at least get some nutrients into him.

Because we’d spent the morning at the hospital, I had to rush it to get this on the stove for lunch. Little tummies can be impatient, dontcha know.

So I grabbed a rotisserie chicken at the deli – ours is great because they only use chicken, salt and spices. Nothing else. LOVE that.

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What you’ll need:

  • 6 cups chicken, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 large carrots, diced
  • 1 cooking onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (a note – do NOT buy garlic pre-minced unless you know the source. That stuff from China is grown is horrible conditions, often with sewage runoff. If you can avoid all foods from China, please please do.)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh peas
  • 10-12 cups water
  • fresh parsley (if you can get it)
  • salt & pepper to taste

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Spice mix:

1 tbsp each of:

  • tumeric
  • dried basil (fresh is better, if you can get it – then use it!)
  • oregano
  • paprika

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Start the mirepoix by sauteing the carrots, celery, onion in the coconut oil & butter. Using both kinds of fats brings out the flavour in the veggies. (If you’re new to Paleo, like I am, getting over the fear of fats is daunting, I know. But this is the perfect blend for this recipe.) Yum.

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Add the garlic, chicken, water, peas, spices, salt & pepper and parsley. Stir it up, bring it to a boil, then simmer it for at least 45-60 minutes.

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It may not look like much. I mean, it’s chicken soup, big whoop. But DAMN GIRL, it smelled and tasted AMAZING.

Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Paleo Comfort Food: Chicken Soup

  1. This is a fantastic soup, and has become a go to staple in our house. I change it up, depending on our mood (more veggies, and some spice). But even as is, it’s really good!

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