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Superfood Soup
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Paleo Superfood Soup

Delicious soup packed full of "superfoods" intended to make you feel better while sick or not feeling well.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: AIP-friendly, Butternut Squash, Chicken, Kale, Paleo, Soup, Superfood
Author: primaljunkie

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Butternut squash cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1.5 cups Leeks quartered and chopped (this was two leeks for me)
  • 2 Carrots, large halved and sliced (quarter and slice the larger end of each carrot)
  • 3 stalks Celery diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger piece, fresh minced (about 2 tbsp)
  • 2 cups Mushrooms, baby bella thinly sliced
  • 4 cups Kale leaves only, washed, stemmed, and chopped
  • 1 lb Chicken thighs boneless/skinless, trimmed of fat and cut into ½" chunks
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tsp Salt divided
  • ½ tsp Black pepper cracked or ground
  • 1 tsp Turmeric ground
  • ½ tsp Fennel seed ground or crushed
  • 3 tbsp Coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbso Balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups Chicken broth organic/free range, low sodium

Instructions

  • Prep and chop all the vegetables and set aside, including the garlic and ginger, mushrooms, and kale.
    Superfood Soup Ingredients
  • Using a different cutting board and knife, prepare the chicken thighs. If using the same board and knife, be sure you do not use them again without thoroughly washing them. Do not prepare the chicken and then the vegetables on the same board and with the same knife.
  • Heat olive oil in a large soup or stock pot over medium-high heat, do not allow to smoke. Add the chicken thighs and ½ tsp of salt, stirring and cooking until no longer pink, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the squash, leeks, carrots, celery, garlic, ginger, and all of the dry spices including salt, and stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken broth, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, and balsamic vinegar and stir.
  • Bring to a boil, redice heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Taste and adjust salt if necessary.
  • Add mushrooms and kale and stir, simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Serve in a bowl and feel better! (Be sure to let it cool a bit first)