One of the best and easiest ways to provide a healthy, home cooked meal is to use the slow cooker. There are plenty of recipes for the slow cooker that require minimal prep time. This slow cooker chicken soup is one of them! Most of the prep time will be for cutting up some vegetables. Simple recipes like this make it much easier to avoid highly processed foods and fast food.

One great way to make this recipe rich in nutrients and healing for the gut as well, is to use homemade bone broth in place of other types of broth. Bone broth is rich in vital minerals and amino acids as well as plenty of collagen that is great for skin, hair, nails and joints. The collagen in bone broth is also great for the gut. It helps to reduce inflammation and helps to heal gut lining.

The original version of this soup called for potatoes. But for many people with blood sugar imbalances, we have replaced white potatoes with cauliflower which is lower in carbohydrates. The cauliflower doesn’t cause blood sugar spikes the way that the potatoes do. When cooked, they are also a similar consistency as potatoes.

This slow cooker chicken soup is great for cold and flu season! The majority of the immune system is actually found in the digestive tract and keeping that as healthy as possible is a great way to keep your immune system boosted and keep yourself healthy!

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups cauliflower, broken into pieces
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Province herbal blend
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 4 cups homemade chicken stock or bone broth
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into slow cooker
  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 4-5.
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