Paleo Chicken Soup! Don’t you love a soup with magical, amazing powers?
Because there are times when it is the perfect possible solution. And recently, that is, exactly what happened and I was craving this soup something fierce.
And this particular version of this soup recipe is streamlined to be very easy and straightforward, with a few simple ingredients. We all need recipes like this. Make a big pot of this and have leftovers for days!
It is winter and you know what that means. It’s cold and flu season. When I feel a cold coming on, all I want to do is sleep and have this organic chicken soup recipe. Oh, and snuggle with my basset hound.
I make this soup quite often, most often, when I am my usual healthy self. And, maybe, it is possible, without knowing, I am warding off illnesses without even realizing it?
Is it the comfort, the aroma, or the ingredients? All three?
Can you find the carrot heart in the soup? It is super simple to cut carrots into heart shapes, so I did a few, but not all. It’s a grateful carrot heart!
I also crave this soup when I want honest, good, and delicious comfort food. Or, when the rain is pelting against my windows as the wind howls and rumbles. Or, sometimes, I reach for this Paleo chicken soup when I receive disappointing news. I love having something I can count on, so reliable, that never disappoints.
My Childhood Chicken Soup:
This soup is quite different from the chicken soup I had growing up. First, that soup had noodles, and it most often came in the familiar red can purchased at the grocery store. I am sure it had lots of preservatives too. What was important about that soup to me; however, is that it symbolizes comfort and history. It was also food I really liked eating. I love that with a few tweaks, I can eat that old familiar comfort food.
Making Your Homemade Paleo Chicken Soup:
Tip: I often make this soup with Rotisserie chicken from the grocery store when pressed for time.
There is nothing like hot soup on a cold day!
Do you have recipes that you swear have amazing powers or healing qualities? Let me know in the comments!
Paleo Chicken Soup - a delicious, homemade chicken gluten free soup.
- 1 clove garlic (cut in 3 pieces)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups medium carrots (approximately 1 and 1/4 sliced)
- 3 cup stalks celery (approximately 1 diced small)
- 1 cups cooked chicken breast (shredded (approximately 2 )
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt and ground pepper (to taste)
Place olive oil in a soup pot along with the garlic on the medium-low heat. Heat for 2 minutes and then remove the garlic. (Note: removing the garlic makes the recipe low fodmap. I also make this recipe sometimes without any garlic at all.)
Add the celery, carrots, and thyme and cook the vegetables for about 5 minutes on medium-low heat until they become softened. (Another option: skip the olive oil and cook the celery and carrots in several cups of chicken bone broth for about 20 minutes until tender.)
Add the chicken broth, salt, and pepper and continue to cook on medium-low for about 20 minutes.
Add shredded chicken and parsley and cook another 5 minutes until completely heated.
It is ready to serve. Can be stored for leftovers also.
Notes: If not on a low fodmap diet, you may mince garlic and leave in soup (or omit completely). There are recipes for Chicken Broth (Bone Broth) and Roasted Chicken Breasts on my site, which I used to make this recipe.