When you start following a Paleo diet, it can feel like you're Superman and thus you never get sick of it because the recipes make you feel so amazing. So good that we begin to think we're invincible to illness but then we always end up being wrong about that. Once someone gets sick, everyone around them can easily begin experiencing everything from coughing, sore throats, headaches, chills and fevers to pure exhaustion.
Well, at Civilized Caveman, we know the healing power of bone broth and this paleo chicken soup is perfect for moments like this.
In the spirit of minimal effort, this paleo chicken soup is easy, finished in under 30 minutes and a perfect paleo cold and flu remedy. Using an Instant Pot can make it even easier for you.
Is an Instant Pot an essential to your kitchen? It sure is at ours. Coming up with new Instant pot recipes like this one is a fun and an easy way to add variety to meals with minimal effort. Yippee for another easy soup recipe!
If you find yourself or someone in your family coming down with something, here are some perfect cold and flu remedies that will support you getting and staying healthy.
Paleo Cold Remedies
- This delicious paleo chicken soup recipe
- Easy Homemade Bone Broth
- Hydration and rest – drink lots of clear fluid, lots of broth, and sleep a ton
- Cinnamon – mix it with some local honey, and add to a hot tea that supports relieving your cough and congestion
- For the rest of my natural home remedies, check out our post here
We have been working on some new posts for homemade bone broth and have been doing a ton of research including figuring the perfect bone broth recipe: Which part of the chicken is best, which aromatics are best, diced or whole, time, and lots of other variables. One thing our team learned today is that it doesn't have to be perfect because it still tastes delicious.
Paleo Chicken Soup
Homemade chicken soup is just one of those heart-warming comfort foods that work all the time to provide comfort and happiness. Well for us at least. This paleo chicken soup passed the test. Not to mention, it is another recipe that is Whole 30 to add to your rotation.
We added the ginger and garlic to this soup to kick up its healing properties. Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and garlic for its anti-viral properties. You can spruce up this soup to your liking in many different ways. Add some mushrooms, sweet potato noodles or even some kelp noodles. This recipe is a blank canvas for you to paint.
Leave us a comment and let us know how you make this paleo chicken soup so we can try some variations.
Paleo Chicken Soup
- 1 small whole chicken 4-5 pounds
- 1 white onion peeled and diced
- 8 crushed cloves of garlic
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 4 large carrots peeled and diced
- 5 large sprigs of thyme
- 1 golf ball size knob of ginger
- 1-2 tablespoons sea salt
- 6 cups water
InstantPot or Pressure Cooker
- Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrots, thyme and ginger to the pot.
- Add the water and then the sea salt.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the pressure valve to 'seal' and select the poultry option (this will give 15 minutes of pressure cooking).
- If using an electric pressure cooker, set the pressure to high and set the timer for 15 minutes.
- Once the Instapot or pressure cooker is finished, remove the chicken and set it on a large plate to cool a bit.
- Pull all the meat off the bones, return the meat to the soup in large chunks or chop into smaller pieces.
- Serve warm and enjoy.
- Place your onion, garlic, celery, carrots, thyme, and ginger to the bottom of a 6 quart or larger crock pot
- Place your whole chicken on top of the vegetables, add your water and salt
- Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours (until the chicken is cooked through and falling off the bone)
- Remove the chicken from the crock pot to a large plate or baking sheet, let cool slightly and then shred all of the meat with your hands (discard cartilage, bones, etc)
- Add the meat back to the broth and serve warm
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