Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Chicken, Kale and Veg Soup. (aka Health In A Bowl Soup!)

Hi Paleos! 

So even though tomorrow is regarded by many as the first day of Spring, we here in Ireland are experiencing a cold snap. This simple soup is perfect for days like this. Filling but so nutritious with a homemade chicken broth at it's base. 
If you fancy trying to make your own broth you can find a recipe here. It really is worth the time, and after all it is minimal effort for such valuable and healthy product. 

Once you have this component ready (or if you are using a ready made stock) you are ready to cook this simple meal. 

Serves 1 

1 pint of chicken broth 
1 chicken fillet (I used skinless) cut into bite size pieces
1 medium carrot cut in sticks
1 stalk of celery cut in slices
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 cup of kale leaves, pulled into small pieces
Salt and pepper to season 
Parsley to garnish

Bring chicken stock to boil and reduce to simmer.
Add chicken pieces and cook for 3-4 minutes until beginning to cook and turning white
Add veg except kale
Simmer for approx 20 minutes or until chicken is tender and cooked through
Add kale and cook for 2-3 minutes until wilted and soft
Check for seasoning and serve in large bowl
Garnish with parsley, sit back and enjoy! 

Easy peasy but oh so nutritious! 


  1. This post inspired me to get up at 4am and make a pot of chicken soup for this evening. I know it doesn't need that much lead time really, but GK seems to have a fat phobia (I most decidely do not.) I chill soups and remove any visible fat floating on the top just for him. Helps to keep the peace, and it's still Paleo.

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