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Oh boy...I hope you are ready for this goodness!!!!
If there's one thing I LOVE during the winter months...it's a great soup!! Try this recipe and you'll be hooked! It's savory, hearty, and the whole family will love!! I mean who doesn't like chicken pot pie?!? Right?? The only thing missing here is the crust (which you can make separate if you'd like, I'm just not eating gluten so I leave the recipe as is!)
What you'll need:
2 cups shredded chicken (see my crockpot whole chicken recipe from last month) (for my Veggie friends, you can leave this out and sub in veggie stock and it's just as delicious)
1 white onion
2 celery ribs (diced)
1 cup frozen organic corn
1 cup frozen green beans
2 carrots (peeled and diced)
1 cup frozen peas
3 Yukon gold potatoes (skin on, rough chopped)
6 cups Chicken stock (try a homemade stock recipe of you made my whole crockpot chicken)
2 cups water
Drizzle of Avocado Oil
Palm full of thyme (dried)
Salt&Pepper (to taste)
Palm full of White Pepper
2 Tbsp of corn starch
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Fresh Parsley (optional for garnish)
-Start with 2 turns of the pan with Avocado Oil (love this high heat oil, do your homework on this one) and heat on Med-Low
-When hot, add onion, carrots, and celery to bottom of the pan. Sauté until soft (7-10 minutes)
-Next add all other veggies, cook for about 5 minutes
-Add Chicken stock (or Veggie stock) and chicken, cover the pan and bring to a boil
*While waiting for the boil...add corn starch to the water, wisk and set aside
-Once soup is boiling add water with corn starch and allow to boil for 5-6 minutes (this gives time for the thickening agent in the corn starch to activate) *if you like a thinner soup you can skip this step, but I don't recommend it!
-Now add potatoes, cover and let them cook in the soup for about 10-12 minutes
-Finish with lemon juice, allow a couple more minutes to cook and you are ready to serve. (Now would be when you'd top with fresh parsley for garnish)
Let cool and Enjoy!! Comment below with questions, I'd love to hear your thoughts!