This is a Keto chicken Soup slow cooker recipe loaded with bright vegetables and tender, fall off the bone chicken. It is packed full of hearty vegetables and tender, juicy chicken. I decided to call this chicken soup “nourishing” since you create your own meat broth using bone-in thighs.
You can make it even more nourishing by throwing in some bones so you get some bone broth action going too. After all, my favorite way to make bone broth is to cook a bunch of bones in my crockpot for a few days. So go again and throw a few leftover bones and maybe a chicken foot or two in the crockpot.
Oh, and after you are done eating your delicious soup, make sure and save all the bones in your freezer to use in your next bone broth. Or better yet, just keep them in overnight and have a delicious, rich bone broth in your crock pot in the morning.
Something else unique about this recipe is that you don’t put the vegetables in the crockpot until the last two hours. I just can’t stand it when vegetables are cooked all day in the crockpot and end up mushy and barely have any nutrients left in them.
Another trick you could do to satisfy multiple diets (which we do all the time at my house) is to cook this version for you but cook some noodles separately and those who want can add noodles to their soup.
My recipe library tends to be packed full of crockpot recipes because they are so magical. Recipes in the crock pot typically taste very good and they are so convenient! You can throw everything in a pot, turn it on and then you can do other things. When it is dinner time you can come back and have a great meal!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did! If you try this Paleo Chicken Soup Crock Pot recipe let me know what you think of it and any changes you would make!
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Nourishing Kale Keto Chicken Soup Slow Cooker Recipe Recipe
A one-pot chicken soup with a nourishing broth made from chicken bones, fresh thyme, garlic. Loaded with bright vegetables and tender, fall off the bone chicken.
- Prep Time: 45 minutes
- Cook Time: 360 minutes
- Total Time: 405 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Cuisine: Paleo
- 2 lb Chicken Thighs (about 5 thighs)
- 1/2 Tbsp Real Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 2 Fresh Thyme
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 5 Cups Chicken Stock
- 2 Tbsp Chicken Base (if using water instead of chicken broth)
- 1 lb Carrots (sliced in half lengthwise and cut into 1/4″ slices)
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 1/2 Bunch Kale (chopped into bite-sized pieces, about 4 cups packed)
- 1/2 Tbl Fresh Thyme
- To Taste Real Salt
- Place the chicken thighs in the base of a crock pot. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the chicken.
- Place the thyme sprigs and minced garlic on top of the chicken.
- Pour the water (or chicken broth) into the crock pot. Add the chicken base, if using.
- Cook the chicken on high for 4 hours.
- After 4 hours the chicken should be “fall off the bone” tender.
- Remove the chicken from the crock pot and place in a bowl.
- Remove the thyme sprigs and discard.
- At this point, if you desire, you can strain the broth in the crock pot through a fine mesh sieve(if you want a broth free from any debris left from the chicken).
- Add the broth back to the crock pot after straining.
- Turn heat back to high.
- Separate the chicken from the bones.
- Lightly shred the chicken. Discard any cartilage.
- Add the bones back to the soup and cover and refrigerate the chicken.
- Add the carrots, onions, and chopped thyme to the broth and cook on high for 2 hours.
- In the last 1/2 hour of cooking, add the kale to the soup.
- After 2 hours the carrots should be soft and tender, along with the kale.
- Remove the bones from the soup and discard.
- Check the seasonings and add more salt or pepper as necessary.
- Add the chicken to the soup and allow to reheat for about 10 minutes. Do not stir too much or the chicken will become over-shredded.
Keywords: chicken, carrots, kale, Paleo chicken soup
9 of the Best Paleo Chicken Soup Recipes
These Paleo chicken soup recipes are good for the soul and good for a cold. It is proven that chicken noodle soup has healing powers. The problem is, what do you eat for chicken noodle soup if you are on a paleo diet? I’ve got the answers right here and now.
I have a list of 9 different Paleo chicken soup recipes. No noodles here except for zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash noodles and other kinds of noodles like that.
These chicken soup recipes will make it easy for you to find a great recipe for your dinner!
Chicken soup is simple to prepare, relatively cheap, nutritious, and easy on the digestive system. Chicken soup actually helps you recover from a cold more quickly. Sipping the soup with the steam rising up can also help clear your sinuses and help you recover more quickly.
Chicken soup is a comfort food which may or may not have a placebo effect. But who cares! If it works… it works!
Let us know what your favorites are. Enjoy!
1. Nourishing Paleo Chicken Soup Crock Pot Kale – See Above
2. Chicken Zoodle Soup – Damn Delicious
Chicken Breasts – Garlic – Onion – Carrots – Celery – Chicken Stock – Zucchini – Lemon Juice – Parsley
This chicken zoodle soup is just like your Mom’s chicken noodle soup but without the noodles and with zucchini noodles or zoodles instead. Just as comforting but a lot more healthy. You really should give this a try.
3. Homemade Chicken Zucchini Noodle Soup – Get Inspired Everyday
Onions – Celery – Carrots – Chicken Stock – Chicken, Tapioca Starch – Zucchini
This chicken soup with zucchini noodles (zoodles) is made in a pot on the stove. You can either use leftover chicken or turkey, open a can of chicken or use any kind of chicken or turkey you’d like. Be inventive, it’s kind of fun to think of different and easier ways of cooking.
4. Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde – Ambitious Kitchen
Tomatillos – Poblano Peppers – Jalapeno Peppers – Garlic – Green Chilies – Cilantro – Lime – Chicken Broth – Chicken Thighs – Onion
This is an incredibly comforting Chile Verde made in the slow cooker. It’s packed with protein, satisfying and healthy. It’s delicious served lots of avocado and my Paleo tortillas.
5. Chicken Noodle-Less Soup – Skinny Fitalicious
Spaghetti Squash – Chicken Breasts – Carrots – Celery – Chicken Brother – Vegetable Broth
Homemade chicken noodle soup made with spaghetti squash instead of noodles. Sounds delicious and extremely healthy. I’m going to have to plant some spaghetti squash in my garden next year so I can make this. Of course, I could always buy a spaghetti squash at the store and make it this week.
6. Chicken Tortilla Soup – Linda Wagner
Chicken Breasts – Tomatoes – Chicken Broth – Onion – Jalapenos – Carrots – Celery – Cilantro – Garlic – Tomato Paste – Chili Powder
Here is a healthier version of chicken tortilla soup. You don’t need all the unhealthy stuff like tortilla chips, sour cream or cheese to make it taste good. It’s chocked full of flavor all by itself without any of that stuff. I eat it that way all the time anyway because I have to eat dairy-free.
7. Chicken Detox Soup – A Spicy Perspective
Chicken Breast – Chicken Broth – Onion – Broccoli – Carrots – Celery – Peas – Parsley – Garlic – Fresh Ginger – Olive Oil – Tumeric
This is a really good chicken soup to help you detox. It’s load with vegetables, herbs, chicken breast and broth. This stuff I pretty darn healthy. I could cure all your ills.
8. Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken Soup – Wicked Spatula
Chicken Breasts – Garlic – Jalapenos – Onion – Bell Pepper – Green Chiles – Cilantro – Lime – Broth – Cumin – Paprika
This tasty green chili chicken soup is made in the crock pot which makes it so easy to make. You literally just throw the ingredients in the crockpot, set it and come back hours later to find that dinner’s all ready. I serve it with things like avocado, fresh lime juice or jalapenos on top just to mix it up. Depends on the days what I put on top.
9. Moroccan Spiced Chicken “Noodle” Soup – Meatified
Avocado Oil – Onion – Sweet Peppers – Tomatoes – Coconut milk – Chicken Broth – Pumpkin Puree – Chicken – Zucchini – Spinach
This chicken soup has a combination of warm Moroccan spices and creaminess. I also have added pumpkin and noodles made out of summer squash. It’s perfect for when the weather gets cooler in the fall and pumpkin and squash are easy to find fresh.