Winter Comfort Food - Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup
Author: Urban Paleo Chef
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
Chicken Noodle Soup is a MUST-HAVE; take a look at this delicious, grain free alternative to the standard Chicken Noodle Soup recipes.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Chicken Thigh Meat, chopped (if fresh; if frozen, cook first then chop or shred)
  • 4-6 ounces Crimini Mushrooms, sliced (or White Button)
  • 1 large Carrot, chopped
  • 1 cup Celery, chopped
  • 2 medium Zucchini, chopped
  • 2 ounces Enoki Mushrooms, each one peeled off the mass (this is the "noodle" ingredient)
  • 1 cup Coconut Cream
  • Spices: Rosemary, Turmeric, Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Chop the chicken and add it to the pot with some chicken stock (I always make my own stock; see the notes for how to do this from scratch)
  2. Add the spices and cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat, covered.
  3. After 15 minutes cook time, add the mushrooms and carrots and continue to cook on medium heat, covered. Stir thoroughly.
  4. After 30 minutes cook time, turn the heat down to medium-low, add the celery and zucchini, and continue to cook, covered. Stir thoroughly.
  5. After another 15 minutes cook time, add the coconut cream, stir thoroughly, and continue to cook on medium-low, covered.
  6. Cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until meal time, and serve and enjoy!
Notes
If you have the time and patience to cook this in a slow-cooker, the end result will be a much more complex flavor. Besides which, it will be ready for you to eat when you get home - and what could be better? Here are the modifications that I would follow to cook the above recipe in a slow-cooker:
1. Cook the whole chicken thighs in about 4-6 cups of water with the spices all night on the "Low" setting.
2. In the morning, break up the chicken thighs into bits and pieces with a spoon, potato masher, or fork and tongs.
3. Refresh the water.
4. Add the mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, and half of the celery and cook all day.
5. 20-30 minutes before meal time, add the remaining vegetables and stir thoroughly.
Recipe by Urban Paleo Chef at http://urbanpaleochef.com/2012/12/02/winter-comfort-food-paleo-chicken-noodle-soup/