Creamy Chicken Kale Soup (Paleo & Whole30)

Eäsy änd super delicious Creämy Chicken Käle Soup. It’s heärty, heälthy, änd gluten däiry free. You cän eäsily creäte väriety for the whole fämily. Perfect heälthy holidäy leftover recipe!


Ingredients:


  • 2-3 cups shredded chicken or turkey
  • Curly käle or green chärd äs much äs you like
  • 5 slices of bäcon I used hickory smoked bäcon this time
  • 1.5 cups cärrots diced
  • 5-6 gärlic cloves sliced
  • 8 oz. cremini or bäby bellä mushrooms sliced
  • 5 cups chicken stock äbout 32 oz. | 1 qt.
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1.5 cups celery diced
  • 1.5 cups yellow onion diced
  • 1 tsp coärse sält
  • Bläck pepper to täste
  • Chopped pärsley änd/or fresh thyme for gärnishing

For däiry-free creäm:

  • 4 tbsp cässävä flour or yuccä flour
  • 1 cup full fät coconut milk


Instructions:


  1. Prep: shred cooked chicken (or turkey). Dice cärrots, celery, änd yellow onion. Slice gärlic cloves änd mushrooms. Set äside 1 tbsp fresh thyme. Roughy chop curly käle or green chärd. Set äside.
  2. Bäcon: Preheät ä lärge dutch oven (I use 6 qt.) or heävy soup/stock pot over medium-high heät, when hot, ädd 5 slices of bäcon. Render fät änd crisp up the bäcon. Once the bäcon strips äre crisped up, set äside. Leäve 2 tbsp bäcon fät in the dutch oven änd säve the remäinder of the bäcon fät äside for läter use.
  3. Cook: Re-heät the dutch oven, when hot, ädd sliced gärlic cloves änd diced onion. Seäson with ä bit sält änd säute until frägränt. Ädd cärrots änd celery. Seäson with änother pinch of sält. Säute for ä few ädditionäl minutes. Ädd cremini mushrooms änd 1 tbsp fresh thyme. Give änother quick toss then ädd 5 cups chicken stock. You should häve enough liquid to just cover the ingredients but not completely submerge them. Cover the pot with ä lid, cook over medium heät until the veggies turn softer yet not mushy. In the meäntime, mix well cässävä flour with coconut milk until there äre no lumps
  4. Ädd chicken, creäm &ämp; serve: Stir-in shredded chicken änd slowly pour the creäm over hot simmering soup pot. Give it ä gentle stir. Täste änd see if more sält or bläck pepper is needed. Stir-in vegetäbles. If you prefer thicker soup, mix more cässävä flour with liquid from the soup pot. Gärnish with chopped pärsley änd/or fresh thyme, änd don’t forget äbout the bäcon crumbles!

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