All this month, I apparently only thought about food. I had changed my diet for the season and when I came down with a low grade fever, I was at a conflict. I wanted nutrients, easy food, comfort and also to not have to start over on my keto diet. So I decided to make some curried cauliflower rice.
I found out too late that I was out of curry paste, I had no cumin, AND I had already put the cauliflower rice and the coconut milk into the pan. I couldn't waste it. Hark!
I was also low on groceries and was not about to go find an asian grocery in a place that may not even have one (I moved to a new state just last month). But don't worry. This has a good ending.
In the midst of my curry conflict I made Cream Of Chicken Soup. Win.
And I made it AIP/CEP compliant, too. Double win.
It was good, it was comforting, and perfect for sick days/winter. Did I mention it can be made in 15 minutes with a kitchen low on ingredients? How many wins am I up to now?
While I originally made this recipe with cauliflower only, I encourage you to try the vegetables you like in this soup. After all, experimentation is the father of all inventions:) If you are unsure, try it the way it was created first, then next time you will know which ones you would like to add. Possible additional vegetables one could add- celery, carrots or leeks or even an additional spoon of fresh chopped parsley. If you eat peas (this is an AIP/CEP reintroduction), then these would also be a good addition. There is room for up to an additional cup of vegetables. As long as there is not more than 3 cups vegetables total, then i believe the soup will not lose the creamy comfort of the recipe. .
Cream of Chicken Soup (CEP,AIP, Wahls, Keto, Paleo)
Prep Time - Cook Time - Total Time
5 min 10 min 15 min
For the soup:
1 8 ounce box of coconut milk- no guar gum- (about a cup). I use this one.
1/2 cup of chicken bone broth, homemade preferred.
1/2 teaspoon of poultry seasoning *most poultry seasonings will have nightshades or seed based spices so if you are in the elimination phase of CEP or AIP there is a compliant poultry seasoning recipe below
Salt and Pepper to taste (Omit black pepper for AIP)
3- 6 oz of shredded or chopped Chicken- depending on preference.
2 cups Cauliflower Rice.
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Squeeze of lemon (optional)
CEP Poultry Seasoning:
2 tsp. ground sage
1 1/2 tsp. ground thyme
1 tsp. dried marjoram
3/4 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. mace
1 tsp. onion powder
1. Add your coconut milk, broth, poultry seasoning, and salt to a pot and bring to a boil on medium heat.
2. Turn the heat down to a simmer, add in your cauli rice, and chicken and let it cook uncovered for about 7 minutes.
3. Add in your parsley and lemon juice if you are using and enjoy!