Paleo Chicken Soup with Riced Cauliflower

Chicken soup, paleoThe cold weather and my slow cooker have a solid partnership. The second the temperature drops to a certain degree, the slow cooker comes out; nothing helps soften the chill better than a hearty, healthy soup — they didn’t name the book Chicken Soup for the Soul without good reason.

This paleo chicken soup recipe of course is a different take on your mom’s classic — omitting the noodles and adding some cauliflower rice in their place — but it’s just as delicious, and certainly does its job of battling those frosty days and nights. While this recipe doesn’t call for it, I sometimes throw in either leeks or sweet potatoes to “beef” it up a bit.

Ingredients: Paleo Chicken Soup Recipe

  • 2 1/2 pounds free-range, hormone-free chicken (I normally use boneless, skinless thighs, but bone-in or different cuts work as well)
  • 7 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 TSB freshly grated ginger
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 5 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 TB fresh thyme chopped
  • Fresh chopped kale (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cauliflower rice

– Add garlic, onion, ginger, celery, carrots, bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper to crock pot.

– Add chicken on top of vegetables and cover with broth and water

– Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

– Remove chicken and bay leaves from the crock pot. Disguard bay leaves and shred chicken with two forks and then return to the crock pot.

– If desired, add chopped kale to crock pot until wilted.

– Add a scoop of cauliflower rice to your bowl and top with finished soup.

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