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Paleo Chicken Soup (AIP, Whole 30)

paleo chicken and rice soup
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Paleo Chicken Soup

This super easy Paleo Chicken Soup is ready in under 40 minutes.

If you’re looking for something to make during hectic weekdays, look no further. This paleo chicken soup is incredibly easy to make and it’s something your entire family will enjoy. I decided to add in cauliflower rice to make it more of a paleo chicken and rice soup, but you can easily do one batch with cauliflower rice and another batch with real rice if you’re making it for a crowd of not-so-paleo people.

I use a rotisserie chicken to make prep even easier. As this post is being written, Whole Foods has organic rotisserie chickens on sale every Wednesday. I snatch one up, shred the chicken breast meat, then use it for this delicious paleo chicken soup. There’s usually some chicken breast (plus thighs, legs, and wings!) left, so I get several meals out of one bird!

The Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth was used medicinally for centuries to help heal common ailments. Here are just some of the ways this paleo chicken soup can help improve your health:

  • It helps heal and seal leaky gut. Leaky gut is essentially micro tears in your small intestine that allow food particles and toxins into your blood stream. It can cause inflammation and food sensitivities, so healing those leaky spots is really important!
  • It can improve joint health. The bone broth in this paleo chicken soup actually contains some of the nutrients that are found in joints, like hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, chondroitin, calcium, and magnesium.
  • It helps with inflammation. Nutrients in bone broth like, like glutamine, support a healthy inflammatory response.

Where to Buy Bone Broth

You can buy bone broth for paleo chicken soup  just about anywhere these days. I’ve seen it at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Natural Grocers, and even Kroger. Make sure you carefully read the label. Bone broth should only include ingredients like bones, water, and vegetables + seasonings. If you see anything else in there, run the other way!

I personally really love Bonafide Provisions bone broth, and that’s what I used for this soup. They use certified organic and grass-fed animals to create a nourishing elixir. You can find them in the freezer section at most health food stores.

Make Your Own Crockpot Bone Broth

This crockpot bone broth recipe is one of the first recipes I ever put on my blog. Bone broth can get a little bit pricey at the store, which is why I prefer to make my crockpot bone broth recipe at home. Honestly, I think bone broth can be really intimidating to make, but when you realize how easy it is to make it (especially in the crockpot since you set it and forget it..), you won’t want to buy it at the store. Unless you make big monayyy or haven’t gotten around to making my crockpot bone broth recipe lately!

 

Paleo chicken soup

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Paleo Chicken Soup

Paleo Chicken Soup

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • dutch oven

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups chicken bone broth I used Bonafide Provisions
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 3 cups carrot sliced
  • 2 cups celery sliced
  • 1 cup red onion chopped
  • 12 oz frozen cauliflower rice
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breast (purchase a rotisserie chicken to make this easier)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder optional
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced

Instructions
 

  • heat oil in a dutch oven over medium heat
  • add onions and cook until they begin to look translucent, about 2-3 minutes
  • add the celery and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring intermittently to prevent the onions from burning
  • add the carrots, bone broth, water, salt, bay leaf, garlic powder, and turn the heat to high until it starts to boil
  • once water is boiling, reduce heat to medium and cook until the carrots are tender, about 10 minutes
  • add in the frozen cauliflower rice, chicken, and parsley and let cook for another 5 minutes
  • squeeze in the lemon juice and stir
  • serve with a parsley and lemon garnish

Notes

Note: if you would rather not purchase a rotisserie chicken and shred it, you can optionally add two chicken breasts to the soup and shred them with two forks once they are cooked completely through. 
Keyword AIP, Autoimmune paleo, gluten free, grain free, Paleo, Whole 30

Paleo Chicken and Rice Soup

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  1. Katherine says:

    5 stars
    This soup has been a lifesaver for me! I’m just about to finish my first 30 days of strict AIP and I have made this soup 3 times! It makes about 4-5 meals and freezes wonderfully. Thank you for sharing this amazing ( and super easy) recipe!!

    • Whitney Shook says:

      Congrats on getting through 30 days on AIP! That’s not easy but I’m glad the soup helped. Can’t tell you how much it means that you left a rating and a comment. You’re the best!

  2. Nicole says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for the AIP recipe, I will be on this diet soon, and looking for some good ones to try before my go date. I have made this 3 times and love it, I also add coconut creamed milk to mine. So, so good.

  3. Lexi P says:

    This recipe is SO great! I’ve been eating a lot of the same (kind of boring) foods during AIP, and this was exactly the change I needed-such great flavor!! Thank you for sharing!

  4. E says:

    5 stars
    I’ve been a close-to AIP diet for a bit over two months and this soup is so good I can make it for me and the family and they don’t even know it’s a special meal… including my carb-hungry husband. 🙂 I add a dollop of plain whole milk Greek yogurt, squeeze of lime, and fresh scallions to the top. I make bone broth soup often but the cauliflower rice was a new addition for me. I was thrilled to find that it replaces the potatoes seamlessly. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Kay says:

    If you have a nut allergy like I do and need to follow an AIP protocol, what is a good substitute for coconut? Thanks

  6. Kathy says:

    I started the AIP diet a week ago. I made this today. It was delicious! So great to have for a quick meal. I’ve made a soup very similar to this for years with potatoes. The substitution of cauliflower was a great idea!

    • Whitney Shook says:

      That makes me soooo happy! AIP can be a hard transition, but it helps to have recipes you like. I hope you start feeling better soon!

  7. Patti says:

    5 stars
    This is delicious! Im on the Azizp diet. I’ve made it several times and my family loves it. I appreciate having something we all can eat together. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Sam says:

    5 stars
    My whole family loves this soup! It’s absolutely delicious and I find myself making it whenever I need a reset. My mom said “it’s so flavorful, not bland like some other chicken soups can be.”

    Well done!!

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