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
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.