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    Anyone got a good idea about what to put in it?

    I have made vegetable broth and plan on using roasted chicken obviously. However, I am not sure what else to put in it. I was thinking about carrots and celery but I am lost other than that.

    Does anyone have any good paleo chicken soup recipes or ideas with what vegetables/seasonings to put in it?

  • #2
    Add coconut milk, curry paste, mushrooms, peppers, water chestnuts, bok choy, etc. for Thai coconut soup?

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    • #3
      For more standard chicken soup, add onions, garlic, carrots, celery, kale (or other sturdy leafy green), mushrooms...

      For seasoning I like thyme and a bit of lemon or orange peel.
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      • #4
        Diced tomatoes, onions, poblano peppers, maybe some chili/Mexican spice

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TerpsPwn_387 View Post
          Anyone got a good idea about what to put in it?

          I have made vegetable broth and plan on using roasted chicken obviously. However, I am not sure what else to put in it. I was thinking about carrots and celery but I am lost other than that.

          Does anyone have any good paleo chicken soup recipes or ideas with what vegetables/seasonings to put in it?
          I like to make it italian style with olive oil, garlic & greens. Cook the chicken in olive oil with a lot of garlic & some onions. Add carrots, celery and chicken broth, cook till the vegetables are soft. Add in big handfuls of kale cut in strips like noodles, cook till the kale is tender. If you do dairy, top with a bit of parmesan.

          -jj

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          • #6
            Originally posted by unchatenfrance View Post
            Add coconut milk, curry paste, mushrooms, peppers, water chestnuts, bok choy, etc. for Thai coconut soup?
            Yum. My version. It is specifically for colds (Thai penicillin) but good any time.
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            • #7
              Yes, in fact, I do......http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30851.html

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              • #8
                Or you could make this version which is basically the same premise with onions, cabbage, carrots and cilantro instead......

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                • #9
                  I usually include whatever's in my fridge, but my regular chicken soup combo involves at least leeks, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini and (right before the end) wombok in a good quality stock. Yum.

                  And yes to a touch of curry paste/coconut milk to spice it up for an alternative - always good.
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                  • #10
                    Awesomeness.

                    Thank you everyone for your help!

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                    • #11
                      I made the coconut chicken soup from the primal blueprint recipe book last night. Its good but I think it may have called for a bit too much lime juice(from 2 whole limes) Its a little sour for my taste. I think if I make it again I'll have to cut back a little or omit it.

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                      • #12
                        That does sound like a TON of lime juice, I'd barely use half a lime at most. I like the Thai-style tom kha gai soup (coconut with citrus and lemongrass) but it's really easy to overdo the acidity and then the soup gets way too sour. If you cut back on the citrus then I bet you will like it a lot better, this soup is DELICIOUS when made properly!

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                        • #13
                          I go for the basics. Chicken soup is the main thing my kiddos eat for lunch, so it includes some starchy carbs for them

                          bone broth, onion, celery, carrot, leeks, parsnips (or potatoes, but not both), lots of fresh parsley, sometimes some spinach or kale. And lots of chicken!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TerpsPwn_387 View Post
                            Anyone got a good idea about what to put in it?

                            I have made vegetable broth
                            I missed this! Use a lovely chicken bone broth and the taste will be much richer. I save my chicken carcasses from roast chicken. When I have 2-3 of them, I will put them in a pot (crockpot also works well) on low with water to cover, and cook for a LONG time. Min 4 hours, but can cook up to 24 to allow the bones to desintegrate. Then allow broth to cool, and pick over chicken to save meat. YUM!

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                            • #15
                              I always make chicken soup with a whole chicken: cut the chicken into parts (this will make it easier to fit in the pot), cover with water in pot and bring to a simmer for ~30 minutes to an hour. Skim any scum that forms in this time. Take the chicken parts out of the pot and transfer them someplace where they can cool down a bit. While waiting for that, use a ladle or spoon to skim the fat off the surface -- we'll be adding it back in, but don't want to cook it for hours. Once the chicken has cooled down, strip the meat from the bones and set aside. In fact, I put it into the same bowl as the fat. Put this bowl in the fridge, and put the bones back in the pot, add a little vinegar or wine and let simmer another 3.5 hours. At the end of this time period, add embellishments as desired for the soup (see previous and following posts for ideas), adding the chicken in the last 5 minutes to let warm through.

                              I like this method because it's convenient for me to make the chicken stock just in time (storage is a hassle), and it makes the most chickeny chicken soup ever.

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