Garlic Chicken Vegetable Soup



I like to keep the cleanup simple in the kitchen, don’t you? This soup uses only one big stock pot. I was able to come home from teaching gifted 4th graders all day, stop at the grocery for a couple of things, and put this soup together in time for our Family Night Dinner. I also made Paleo Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider which was warm and made the house smell spectacular.  I fed 7 people with this soup and I know for a fact that 1 person had 3 bowls…. not one bite was left!

I melted 2 TBSP coconut oil in the stock pot over medium heat and then added 2 packages of organic chicken thighs. I turned them over now and then as I worked on chopping the vegetables until they were done.

I added the following ingredients as I prepared them:

1/3 of a white onion, diced

2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, pushed through a garlic press

1 lb baby yukon gold potatoes, sliced

1/2 head of cabbage, chopped

6 carrots, peeled and bite-sized

5 oz ( half a package) frozen mixed vegetables for soup

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, and the juice from the can

1 can coconut milk

2 cups bone broth (I used my homemade Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth. If you buy it, I love Kettle and Fire – it’s grass fed beef with a deep homemade flavor like I make here in my kitchen)

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp basil

1 tsp smoked sea salt

freshly ground black pepper


I put the lid on it and let it cook until the carrots were tender.

When it was done, I ran two forks through all the chicken thighs, to shred the chicken.

The whole time this beautiful Garlic Chicken Vegetable Soup was simmering, Daisy sat in the kitchen looking up at the stock pot and trying to use mind control to get me to drop something… or spill something. She is pretty amazing to be a 12 year old Jack Russell terrier. Look at that concentration.


Daisy was right – there’s a deep and comforting healthy soup in this recipe. The combination of fresh garlic with the organic chicken and vegetables cooked in the beef bone broth brought out an awesome flavor. Then, the canned organic coconut milk gave it a little sweetness and thickened things up just enough.

This one is so worth it. And, if you aren’t feeding 7  big appetites, you are going to have a good bit to put in containers for your meal prep.

Let me know what you think, ok?

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