Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Yummy Chicken Paleo Soup
Various spices (oregano, paprika, chili powder, poultry season)
Chicken broth (I use chicken broth I made, or an all-natural, low sodium chicken broth)
Chop up carrots, parsnips, celery, and onion and throw them in the crockpot. Rinse a whole chicken and sit it breast side up on the veggies in your crockpot. Sprinkle with the following spices: (I didn’t measure, so this is an estimate) 2 tsp. oregano, 2 tsp. chili powder, 2 tsp. paprika, 2 cloves of garlic(minced), 1 tsp. poultry seasoning.
Turn the crockpot on high and cook for 3-4 hours depending on your crockpot. I have overcooked my chicken in the past, so last night 3 hours and 30 minutes was perfect. Then carefully pull the chicken out of the crockpot leaving the veggies in the crockpot. Make sure not to leave bones in the crockpot, the chicken will be falling apart. Pull all the meat off the chicken, it will shred as you do this.
In a soup pot, I added about 50 oz. of chicken broth. Throw your shredded chicken in the pot, and add the veggies and all the juices from your crockpot. I added 1 tsp. cumin, and a pinch of sea salt. Let it cook on Med/High for about 10 minutes and it is done. I hope yours turns out as good as mine.