Flatlay of Hearty Chicken Soup garnished with fresh thyme on a plate with a wooden spoon

Hearty Chicken Soup (AIP/Paleo)

This Hearty Chicken Soup (AIP/Paleo) sports tender chunks of chicken in a creamy base with five different vegetables. Warming AND nourishing!

Flatlay of Hearty Chicken Soup garnished with fresh thyme on a plate with a wooden spoon
Hearty Chicken Soup (AIP/Paleo)

If you hang around me for any length of time, you will soon discover that I am a total soup girl. I love soup! It’s the perfect one-dish meal. And if it contains homemade bone broth, we will receive some added nutritional benefits (e.g. collagen, vitamins, minerals).

About pressure cookers

FYI, this is a pressure cooker recipe. While I do not own an Instant Pot (mine was a gift, a Breville Fast Slow Pro Multicooker), I was able to use one while testing, so I’ll include slight variations in the instructions for different brands of pressure cooker.

Closeup of Hearty Chicken Soup on a plate with a wooden spoon and a blue napkin
Hearty Chicken Soup (AIP/Paleo)

I think I have made this recipe a half dozen times in one month. I made it for non-AIP family members, and they loved it. Not one person cast a sideward glance, or asked me what was in it. Everybody just gobbled it up — and had seconds, too!

Veggie variety

Besides being delicious, warming and hearty, this soup has five different vegetables in it. (I am trying to get more diversity in my vegetable consumption. You? It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut of sweet potatoes…)

If you’d like to try a different but similar recipe for variety, try Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup. Make extra and freeze it! Ditto for Hearty Chicken Soup!

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and that it makes you feel warm and nourished.

As always, I am wishing you great love and deep healing!

💗,

Wendi

Hearty Chicken Soup (AIP/Paleo)

Recipe by Wendi’s AIP Kitchen – http://www.wendisaipkitchen.com Course: Main, SoupsCuisine: AIP, PaleoDifficulty: Medium
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

25

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

This Hearty Chicken Soup (AIP/Paleo) sports tender chunks of chicken in a creamy base with five different vegetables. Warming AND nourishing!

Ingredients

Directions

  • Cut chicken tenders into small(dish) bite-sized pieces, and place in the bottom of a pressure cooker. Add carrots, sweet potatoes, turnips, celery, onion, broth, vinegar, salt and thyme.
  • For an Instant Pot, cook on manual for 15 minutes. For some other brands of pressure cookers (like my Breville Fast Slow Pro Multicooker) cook at 10.5 psi, auto release, for 15 minutes. Once it is done, add coconut milk. Stir to combine.
  • For Instant Pot, set to “sauté.” (Breville, “sear.”). While it is heating, place arrowroot starch and water in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously to make a slurry. Once the soup is bubbling, add the slurry while stirring. When soup has thickened, turn off pressure cooker. Taste for salt. Adjust if necessary. Serve!

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4 Comments

  1. What about using a crock pot

    • Hi, Becky! That might work, if you do some of it on the stove first. I’d probably sear the chicken on the stove in some oil first, then place everything in the crockpot. Huge caveat: I haven’t tried it this way. I don’t know for sure what the result would be. If you do try it, please report back about how it went. Cheers!

  2. Hi Wendi! What about using chicken thighs? Can I cook without cutting and shred post cooking? Thanks so much!

    • Hi, Margarita! I have never tried it, but I do encourage experimentation in the kitchen! Maybe you could try cutting the thighs first to see if you like them in the soup. If that works, you can then try shredding, post cooking. Give it a go, and see if you like it. Lemme know how it goes!

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