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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Crockpot Lemon Chicken Kale Soup

Remember those 90-ish inches of snow we got recently here in Boston...? Yeah, this is another recipe I tried while being snowed in. I had some chicken bone broth to use up & decided that I had to make some soup to warm us all up on another snowy day.

It is seriously insane amounts of snow here. Thank you Boston for slowly welcoming me to your winters...

Anyway, I like the creaminess you get from adding the raw onion into the blender before heating the soup. It's such a super simple soup with a really nice, clean taste to it. It's like my husband says, "it's like drinking life!" I know, he's adorable :)

And how great that you can throw it in the crockpot and then pretty much forget about it until dinner, eh? I hope you enjoy this addition to your simple, delicious, healing, winter soups list!

Crockpot Lemon Chicken Kale Soup

4 cups of shredded chicken
6 cups chicken stock/broth
1 bunch of kale
2 large lemons
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup onions (approx. 1 large onion)
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt to taste
1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk (optional)

1. Wash kale and slice in 1/2 inch strips. Set aside.
2. Add 2 cups of chicken stock/broth, the chopped onion and olive oil to the blender. Blend until smooth (about a minute).
3. Add blended mixture to the crock pot with the remaining 4 cups of broth, kale, shredded chicken, zest of both lemons and fresh lemon juice. Add a pinch of salt & coconut milk, if using.
4. Let cook for 6 hours on low crock pot setting, stirring once or twice.

This soup can also be heated quickly on the stove instead of in the crock pot.