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It seems as though sickness has invaded our home. We are all sniffling, sneezing, coughing or otherwise not feeling that fantastic. I really like home remedies for when we aren’t feeling well. A sore throat gets tea with lemon and honey. A cold gets chicken noodle soup – or it used to. Since Sarah is gluten intolerant, noodles aren’t a good choice unless they are gluten free. Since I’m following the Paleo diet, even gluten free noodles and rice are out of the picture. I’ve been working on a Paleo chicken soup recipe – slow cooker style – since the last thing I want to do when I’m not feeling great is spend tons of time in the kitchen.
Paleo Chicken Soup Recipe Slow Cooker
I try very hard to buy local, organic foods to use when I cook. I like supporting our local economy and I like knowing that the foods we eat really are safe to eat. That said, I cannot always find everything I want local or organic. Vermont has a very short growing season and limited options for organic food. When I cannot buy local organic, I choose organic. If I cannot find local or organic, I try to find all natural, scrub the heavens out of it or substitute another ingredient. Do the best you can with the options you have.
- 3 lbs of chicken parts, local free range when possible
- 3 quarts of water
- 4 stalks of celery
- 2 carrots
- 1½ tsp of minced garlic (you can use more if you are stuffed up)
- handful or fresh baby spinach
- 1 cup of pearl onions (I used frozen)
- thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper to taste
- Remove the skin from the chicken.
- Put the water in the slow cooker. Add all the ingredients except thyme and rosemary.
- Cook on low about 8 to 10 hours.
- Remove the chicken, carrots, celery, and onions.
- Remove the meat from the chicken and discard the bones.
- Put everything back into the slow cooker. Add the thyme and rosemary.
- Heat on high for 30 minutes.
- Toss the spinach in and heat until it wilts slightly.
Now grab a bowl of soup and settle down on the couch to watch a few movies till you feel better. One of my personal favorites is Daddy Daycare. It makes me giggle every time I watch it. Watch what happens when Dads decide to open up a day care. You won’t believe some of the things that happen. I’m a huge Eddie Murphy fan and this one is safe for the entire family. You can find all of these titles and more on Netflix.