Turmeric Chicken and Kale Zoodle Soup

I love quick and easy dinners. After I get home from work in the evening, the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen. This soup is at the top of my easy dinner rotation. It calls for one rotisserie chicken, so I stop and pick one up on my way home from work. Then it’s as simple as preparing the vegetables and combining all the ingredients in a pot! 

This is also the soup I make when I feel a cold or sickness coming on. The powerful ingredients, listed below, help your body fight off illness naturally.

  • Turmeric - a potent antioxidant and anti inflammatory. It also has antibacterial and antiviral properties. I discuss more about my love of turmeric here(super healing bb drink).
  • Bone Broth - contains the amino acid glycine, which the body needs more of when there is infection or illness. I talk more about the health benefits of bone broth in my recipe.
  • Kale - full of Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system.

This soup is simple and packed with healthy ingredients. Which is why it's one of my favorite easy weeknight meals.

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Turmeric Chicken and Kale Zoodle Soup
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
25 mins 20 mins 45 mins Serves 6

Ingredients

  • The meat from 1 Rotisserie Chicken (about 5 cups of cooked chicken), shredded into bite size pieces
  • 3 tbs cooking fat - coconut oil, lard, or ghee
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 7 cups bone broth, homemade or high quality store bought
  • 1 bunch of kale, stems removed, cut or ripped into bite size pieces
  • 2 medium zucchini - cut into “zoodles” using a spiral vegetable slicer
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large stock pot, add the cooking fat and diced onion. Cook on medium heat until onion is translucent.
  2. Pour the bone broth into the pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the kale and parsley
  4. Let simmer about 15 minutes, until the kale is soft and cooked down.
  5. Add the rest of the spices: oregano, thyme, turmeric, salt and pepper. 
  6. Add the zoodles and shredded chicken.
  7. Let simmer for a few minutes until warmed through.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
     
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