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Chicken Soup for the Paleo Soul


I LOVE soup! I have made this soup twice now and it is yummy and satisfying! I tweaked a couple of the ingredients, but it is right out of The Paleo Diet book by Loren Cordain, Ph.D. Here you go.

Chicken Vegetable Soup

6 cups water

Meat of 1 whole chicken, diced up ( ok so this is where I took a short cut-I bought a rotisserie chicken and cut all the meat out of it)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 yellow onion, diced

1 bay leaf

1 tsp black pepper

6 fresh tomatoes, diced (ok i can’t lie…another short-cut…i used two small 14 oz. cans of petite diced tomatoes and their juice)

2 small zucchini, sliced thin

3 carrots, diced

In a large pot, combine water, chicken, garlic, onion, bay leaf, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about two hours (I only simmered one hour) until chicken is tender. Remove bay leaf and discard. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for about twenty minutes or until veggies are tender. Serves six.

Enjoy!  Shelley


  1. Kelly

    Just a question… do you think this would be good with chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken? If so, how many do you think I should use.

    • Shelley

      Hi Kelly! If using just chicken breasts I think 3 would be good. I used the two breasts of the whole chicken along with some of the darker meat. Enjoy!

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