Healing & Nourishing Kale Crock Pot Chicken Soup
A one-pot chicken soup with a healing & nourishing broth made from chicken bones, fresh thyme and garlic. Loaded with bright vegetables and tender, fall off the bone chicken.
This soup is great for any time of the year, but especially during the cold fall and winter months or when we’re not feeling well. The healing bone broth can help fight against cold and flu season, along with giving you more energy because of all the healing properties.
Author: Jen Martin
Prep time: 45 minutes
Total time: 7-8 hours
Cook time: 6-7 hours
Cuisine: Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean, Mito
Category: Main course
- 2 lbs chicken thighs (6 thighs)
- 1 chicken carcass
- 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp sea salt (adjust per taste)
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp organic pepper (adjust per taste)
- 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 1 1/2 quarts water
- 2-3 Tbsp chicken base
- 1 lb organic carrots (cut into bite sized pieces)
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 bunch fresh kale (chop into bite sized pieces)
- 7-8 stalks organic celery (chop into bite sized pieces)
- Place chicken thighs in the base of crock pot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper over the chicken.
- Place the thyme sprigs and minced garlic on top of chicken.
- Place chicken carcass on top of chicken thighs.
- Fill crock pot with water, add chicken base.
- Cook chicken and carcass on high for 4 hours (after 4 hours chicken should be fall off the bone).
- Remove carcass from crock pot and discard. Also remove chicken thighs and put into bowl.
- At this point, if you desire, you can strain the broth in the crock pot through a strainer or fine mesh sleeve (if you want broth free from any debris left from the chicken).
- Add broth back to crock pot after straining.
- Turn heat back to high
- Lightly shred the chicken, discard any cartilage.
- Add carrots, onions and celery into broth and cook on high for an additional 2-3 hours.
- In the last 1/2 hour of cooking, add the kale to the soup.
- After 2 hours the carrots should be soft and tender, along with the kale.
- Check the seasonings and add more salt or pepper as necessary.
- Serve and enjoy!
I’d love to hear how you like this healing and nourishing crock pot chicken soup. Please put them in the comments below.