Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Easy sweet potato and chicken soup

Chicken soup recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood: Easy and warming soup that is perfect for the entire family #paleo, #healthy, #easyhealthyrecipes

I've kind of been a bad food blogger. I went through my files of edited, finished photos recently and realised I have a stockpile of food photographs that need blog posts written for them. One of the recipes I am so excited to share is one that I created with my sweet grandmother when she and my grandfather were visiting in January. 

And yes, I do have more than two months worth of recipes to share. I'm working on it and you can be sure to expect tons more amazing, delicious, toddler (and grandparent!) approved recipes coming here soon! 

Today, I'm sharing how my grandmother and I made this: 

Chicken soup recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood: Easy and warming soup that is perfect for the entire family #paleo, #healthy, #easyhealthyrecipes

I am warning you, if you choose to make this recipe, your house will smell incredible and you may be overcome with hunger. Don't worry, this incredibly easy chicken soup will warm you up! 

Chicken soup recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood: Easy and warming soup that is perfect for the entire family #paleo, #healthy, #easyhealthyrecipes

And just when I thought that this soup could not get any tastier, fresher, and just plain ole more delicious, my lovely grandmother suggested: add some fresh herbs. 


Chicken soup recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood: Easy and warming soup that is perfect for the entire family #paleo, #healthy, #easyhealthyrecipes

BAM! More deliciousness! I mean come on, we all know that our grannies can cook. At least, every Russian grandma I have ever met can most definitely cook! Whenever my dear Babushka suggests something in the kitchen, I immediately perform my grand-daughterly duty and try it. My husband always thanks me.  

And if you like some heat, then you should definitely add a dollop of my grandmother's Russian hot sauce recipe

Chicken soup recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood: Easy and warming soup that is perfect for the entire family #paleo, #healthy, #easyhealthyrecipes

Easy Healthy Recipes: 

Chicken and Sweet Potato Soup


Chicken soup recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood: Easy and warming soup that is perfect for the entire family #paleo, #healthy, #easyhealthyrecipes

Ingredients


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 small yellow onions (1 medium)
  • 2 carrots (roughly chopped) 
  • 1 stalk celery (roughly chopped) 
  • 1 small sweet potato (roughly chopped) 
  • 3 chicken breasts (previously cooked & shredded, or cut into very small pieces) 
  • 1.5 tablespoons of my poultry seasoning
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 liter water or approximately 2 cups of stock or water
  • Optional: Serve with fresh cilantro and green onion chopped on top

Instructions


  •  In a large pot, heat coconut oil on medium heat
  • Once the oil has melted, add onion 
  • Pan fry the onion until it is translucent 
  • Add all vegetables 
  • Pan fry for 5 minutes 
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients 
  • Bring to a boil
  • After the soup has boiled, turn down the heat to a simmer 
  • Simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes. You can cook this soup for as long as you like. It will be ready once the vegetables (and chicken if using raw), are cooked to your preference. My family prefers that our veggies still have a bit of crunch so we do not cook it for very long. 
  • Serve with fresh herbs, hot sauce, or eat it as is! 

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