Simple Paleo Creamy Chicken Soup (grain-free, dairy-free)
Ugh, the stomach bug. I dread it each year, because as anyone with children understands, the stomach bug will hit at some point each year. This year we naively thought we were in the clear, as our oldest is in her first year of preschool, and only three half-days a week, and our youngest is home with me every day. Somehow in my mind the half days made her less susceptible to the ick. We made it until February, and then it hit. One down, two, three, then all four of us were down. I was the last one to catch on; I had gotten too confident and couldn’t resist kissing my little ones even when they were sick. I paid the price. We were fortunate I guess that we didn’t all have it at the same time, but the stomach bug is simply awful regardless. On a more positive note, we all survived, despite our proclamations in the moment that death must be near. We made it through – for now – and are back to living life with gratitude!
Post-bug I am working my way through the house, disinfecting with essential oils and vinegar everywhere. Our stomachs are all still a little queasy, even days later, so we’re not quite back to eating like normal. It was time for me to make my old standby, my very simple and perfect-for-sick-recovery Simple Paleo Creamy Chicken Soup. There really is nothing better than a warm bowl of chicken soup, made with the freshest ingredients to make a tummy swoon. Sick or not this is a family favorite and a winter staple in our house! Feel free to experiment with veggies; we tend to keep ours very simple but I imagine kale, spinach, celery, carrots, mushrooms, even peas would make delicious additions!
Simple Paleo Creamy Chicken Soup
– 3T avocado oil or olive oil
– 3lb organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– 1 large yellow onion, diced
– 4 garlic cloves, minced
– 2T coconut flour
– 2c bone broth (we used homemade chicken or beef broth)
– 1c full fat organic coconut milk
– sea salt and black pepper, to taste
– cilantro (opt)
– avocado (opt)
Heat 2T oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and make sure it covers the bottom. Cut the chicken into large cubes and toss into pot. Sautee until lightly browned on all sides. Remove chicken and place aside. Add 1T oil to pot and sauté onions until translucent, then add garlic and cook until fragrant.
Whisk in coconut flour. Pour broth into mixture and stir. Add chicken now, and any other veggies that you desire. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, then turn to low, maintaining simmer, for 30 minutes. Stir in coconut milk and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Serve and top with cilantro and avocado if you like that kinda thing
I hope you try this Simple Paleo Creamy Chicken Soup the next time you’re feeling under the weather, or maybe just when you want an easy warm meal!