I have owed you this recipe for so long, and honest I’ve been procrastinating on putting it together. It’s a great recipe, but making chicken soup isn’t the prettiest process. Soup is kind of ugly.
I made this soup because it’s highly recommended for people starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), and SCD is highly recommended for controlling SIBO.
Remember when I had SIBO? Gosh that sucked. JC got a bad stomach ache the other day and it reminded me how glad I am I don’t deal with that anymore. My symptoms are so, so much better now.
Anyway, I made a version of this soup 3 times and it got slowly better as I added more spices and veggies. I was really intimidated by making my own soup before. I was really intimidated by cooking with bone-in skin-on chicken. But this soup is actually so easy, and it makes lunch for the whole week, and it’s GOOD for you!! And cheap.
Here are the ingredients:
- First, roughly chop up the onion and a 2-3 cloves of garlic and toss them in the crockpot.
- Take 1/2 a bag (I’m using a Trader Joe’s bag here, it’s about 2 cups I’d guess) of broccoli slaw. These are your “noodles” once they cook in the broth.
- Then toss in about 2 lbs of bone-in skin-on chicken breasts. I’ve used thighs and wings too, but I think breasts are easier. Easier to remove the meat from the bone, and I just like breast meat best.
- Peal about 10 carrots and toss them on top.
- Then dump in about 2-3 tbsp. each thyme and rosemary, and 1 tbsp each salt and pepper.
- Cover with water to about an inch from the top. Ta-da.
Leave. Do whatever you want for 4 hours. Crockpots rock.
After about 4 hours, use a fork or tongs to remove the chicken. The skin should peel off and you can pull the chicken off the bone with a fork. Shred it up, then dump it back in the crockpot.
Once the carrots feel soft, pull them out with a fork and toss them in a blender or food processor. Blend them up until they form a smooth paste. Adding some of the broth helps. Then dump it back in the crock pot and stir it all up.
You just made chicken soup all by yourself. Let the crockpot cool down, and skim off any fat that settles at the top.
If you don’t have to do the SCD thing, make some cheesy garlic bread and enjoy your warm, comforting chicken “noodle” soup. If you do have to do the SCD thing, this homemade broth is so good for healing your digestive track. And the spices make this soup so aromatic and delicious.
Don’t be intimidated! Soup is ugly, but it’s easy.
- Have you ever made homemade soup?