Detox Chicken & vegetable Soup (Paleo Friendly)

This delicious and healthy soup is the perfect way to detox in the new year! Packed with tons of vegetables, lean chicken, and flavor! The whole family will love this nourishing soup!

Amazing low calorie Paleo soup from boxwoodavenue.com

I know they say scales aren't an accurate way to judge your health, but ever since my wedding, that scale has been creeping up. 

I've been enjoying myself, and the holidays, by eating pretty much whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted… Knowing in the back of my mind, that come New Year's, I would be ditching sugar and grains, and hopping back on the 'Paleo' bus. (I put Paleo in little quotation marks, because I am a very very loose Paleo eater). 

Even with my less than text book Paleo eating habits, I do my best to maintain a healthy weight because I don't deprive myself of life's little indulgences (here's to you my $12 block of Parmesan), but I don't completely splurge either. 

I think it's 100% true when the fitness industry says: balance is key. 

Delicious detox soup packed with kale, carrots, and lean chicken! Your family will love this weeknight meal! boxwoodavenue.com #dinnerideas #detoxsoup

But...if you're like me, and are trying to detox after a very indulgent holiday season, you've come to the right place. This is my go-to weeknight dinner! I change it up often, by switching out different types of veggies or proteins so that we don't get bored, but there's usually a tupperware full of this in our refrigerator. 

I love using preserved kale from my garden for healthy soups like this, it is especially delicious in this kale and chickpea stew recipe!

I love it because it's flavorful, packed with veggies, and is easy to take on the go. It leaves me with no excuse to hold onto those extra pounds I gained over the holidays. I hope you enjoy! Thank you so much for stopping by!

How to make Paleo Chicken & Kale Soup?

To make this soup paleo friendly use coconut oil instead of olive oil, sweet potatoes instead of baby potatoes, and skip the parmesan!

Can you make chicken & vegetable soup ahead of time?

Yes you can make chicken and vegetable soup ahead of time! Undercook the vegetables so that they are very al dente. They will finish cooking when you heat the soup up to serve. Chicken and vegetable soup keep in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Make sure to thoroughly heat before serving.

Can you freeze chicken and vegetable soup?

Yes you can freeze chicken and vegetable soup, but it’s best to undercook the vegetables a bit. When you re-heat the soup, the vegetables will continue to cook and you want to avoid turning them to mush. If you plan on freezing this soup, I suggest undercooking the potatoes significantly.

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Chicken & Kale Soup
This delicious soup is packed with flavorful chicken and fresh vegetables like kale and heirloom carrots. Paleo and family friendly!
Ingredients
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken
  • 1 Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 3 Stalks Celery
  • 3 large Heirloom Carrots
  • 10 Baby Potatoes
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Large Bundle Kale
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Fresh Herbs of Choice (rosemary / thyme / sage)
  • Juice from half a Lemon
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • Parmesan Cheese for Garnish
Instructions
Step 1: Over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a Dutch oven. Dice onion and mince garlic, and add to the hot oil. Reduce heat slightly, and sauté until softened.Step 2: While the onion is cooking, roughly chop carrots and celery into bite size pieces. Add to the pot, and stir. Let the mixture cook for about 3 minutes, until very fragrant.Step 3: While the celery and carrots soften, remove and shred meat from chicken, and cut potatoes in halves or quarters.Step 4: Add herbs, broth, and lemon juice into pot, scraping the bottom to remove any stuck bits. Then, add the potatoes, chicken, and season with salt & pepper. Simmer for 40 minutes.Serve hot, and sprinkle a bit of parmesan cheese on top!
Yield: 6