Weeknight Slow Cooker Soup (AIP, Paleo) - Coconut Contentment

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup (Paleo, AIP)



It is officially the Season of Soup.

November has brought us beautiful, cool Autumn days.  During this time of year there are few things better than coming home to a warm and hearty soup after being out in the cold.  Ryan and I will often eat soup once a day or every other day during this time of year.  It’s perfect to heat up for lunch or to have for a simple and easy dinner.

So for the second recipe in my Slow Cooker series I want to share with you my simplest Chicken Soup recipe.  You easily throw it in your slow cooker before you leave for work or to run errands.  There are several options for how to cook it, including a stove top method which requires only one hour of cooking time.

This soup can be adapted to fit whatever is in your fridge – use what you have, and substitute any other vegetables – such as winter squash or turnips.

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup (Paleo, AIP)

Weeknight Slow Cooker Soup (AIP, Paleo)  - Coconut Contentment

Prep: 15 minutes          Slow Cooker: 3-8 hours or Stove top: 1 hour           Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds uncooked chicken breasts/thighs
  • 1 pound diced carrots
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes cubed (I love white sweet potatoes!) or 1 pound parsnips diced
  • 6 ribs/stalks celery chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves diced finely
  • 2 to 3 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups chopped kale or collards.
  • 6 to 8 cups Chicken Broth/Stock
  • Optional: 1 to 2 tbsp dried herbs (rosemary, thyme, sage)

Directions:

  1. Grab your slow cooker or giant stock pot.  Add all of ingredients except for the broth.
  2. If you like a thicker soup, add just enough broth to barely cover the ingredients.  If you enjoy a more broth-y soup add the full amount of broth.
  3. Slow Cooker: 7 to 8 hours on low, 3-4 hours on high. Stovetop: Bring the soup to a boil, cover, and reduce to simmer (low) – leave for one hour.
  4. Once the soup is finished cooking (chicken is cooked through and veggies are soft) remove the chicken and shred or chop it.

We love this served with my sandwich bread toasted with a bit of coconut oil and a sprinkle sea salt (wonderful butter substitute). We also enjoy some sort of biscuit or “cornbread” with this soup.  My favorite Paleo “cornbread” is by Glutenfree Fix – I used her mini “Corn” Dog recipe to make these sweet little muffins, but left out the hotdogs :)

Enjoy! 

Weeknight Slow Cooker Soup (AIP, Paleo) - Coconut Contentment

To see the first recipe in my Slow Cooker series head here: Slow Cooker Apple Butter.  To purchase my favorite programmable Slow Cooker for $49 head here: Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker.

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Paleo Apple Butter Bacon Chicken Sandwich - Coconut Contentment

Bacon, Apple Butter, and Chicken Sandwich (Paleo)



Every morning I walk by a giant old Sycamore tree that is full of red leaves and I cannot help but smile as I do.  For some reason that tree reminds me to take a deep breath and enjoy my day. Something about this short season of Fall is so magical that it could cause such interruption in my daily routine. I say that sweet interruption calls for a daily celebration…

Paleo Apple Butter Bacon Chicken Sandwich  -  Coconut Contentment

This is one of the ways that I love to celebrate Fall…

Step One: Make bacon (appropriate for celebrating all seasons).

Step Two: Have Apple Butter on hand (such as my 5 minute prep Slow Cooker Apple Butter).

Step Three: Grab a couple slices of my sandwich bread and some leftover shredded chicken.

Step Four: Make a Bacon, Apple Butter, and Chicken Sandwich
and savor all of those delicious Fall flavors…

Enjoy :-)

Bacon, Apple Butter and Chicken Sandwich

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Prep: 5 minutes          Serves: 2

Ingredients:
4-6 tbsp Apple Butter
4 slices cooked bacon
4 slices sandwich bread (optional to toast)
1 cup shredded and cooked chicken
Sea salt to taste

Optional additions:
Caramelized onions
Gouda cheese

Directions:

1. Divide the apple butter between two of the slices of bread.

2. Divide the bacon, chicken, and any other toppings between the two slices.

3. Top off each with the remaining slices of bread.

4. Devour :-)

Paleo Apple Butter Bacon Chicken Sandwich - Coconut Contentment (1 of 1)