I made this for supper tonight and I got an “This soup is awesome, Mama!” from my four year old, so I thought I’d better share.
Chicken Veggie Soup (GAPS, GF, Grain Free)
6-8 cups of diced or chopped chicken (I had two small roasting birds that I roasted, took the meat off and added)
4 quarts of chicken broth (this is how I make mine – I use chicken carcasses from dinners-gone-by, with onion/carrot/celery)
8-10 large carrots, peeled and chopped
4 c. chopped celery including the leaves (I planted celery this year…alot of it. I highly recommend it – best celery ever!)
3-4 big leeks, sliced
4-5 c. chopped bok choy
2 c. halved brussels sprouts
4-5 chopped onions
4 chopped cloves of garlic
sea salt to taste
I roasted the chickens for an hour and a half and they were done. You can use whatever you want – boneless skinless chicken breasts, whole birds whatever. I just went with what I had. When thoroughly cooked, chop meat into bite sized pieces.
In a separate large pot – I sauteed the onions in some coconut oil – but just use whatever you’ve got on hand. Except, heaven forbid, a “vegetable oil”. Throw that stuff out. Here’s a great article from a blog I just discovered tonight on just why you’d want to avoid soy like the plague. Check out the Weston A. Price Foundation website, and Dr. Kaayla Daniel’s website for even more good info on soy.
Ok, I digress. I just dislike soy so much I had to throw that in. Sorry. It won’t happen again, at least in this post.
Anyhow. I added the broth and the rest of the veggies to the pot – except the bok choy and garlic. Cook for about 20-25 minutes, add the bok choy and then cook another 5-10 minutes. Add the meat at the very end so it doesn’t get tough and take your soup off the burner. I also added my garlic at the end, so we could get the great benefits of raw garlic. Add sea salt at the end, season to taste.
This makes a lot of soup…if you don’t want so much just half the recipe. With all five of us on the GAPS Diet, we eat alot anyhow, and we will take the rest for lunch tomorrow. There may be a little bit left for the weekend even… 🙂