Nourishing Paleo Chicken Soup

This is a nourishing & healing Paleo chicken Soup slow cooker recipe loaded with bright vegetables and tender, fall off the bone chicken that makes for a healing bone broth.

Author: Jen Martin Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 360 minutes Total Time: 390 minutes Category: Main Course Cuisine: Paleo

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. This is my fav go-to soup hands down and is easy and simple to make. The whole family will enjoy this soup and is so good for you too! As an option, serve with gluten-free ancient grain bread with plant-based butter.


  • 2 lbs Chicken Thighs (about 5 thighs)

  • 1 Chicken Carcass

  • 1 Tbsp. Sea or Kosher Salt

  • 1/4 tsp. Organic Black Pepper

  • 2 Large Cloves Garlic

  • 5 Cups Chicken Broth

  • 2 Tbsp. Chicken Base (if using water instead of chicken broth)

  • 1 lb. Organic Carrots (cut to preferred thickness)

  • 1 Large Onion

  • 1/2 Bunch Organic Kale (chopped into bite-sized pieces, about 4 cups packed)

  • Fresh Thyme Sprigs

  • 1 Stock Organic Celery


  1. Place the chicken thighs in the base of a crock pot. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the chicken.

  2. Place the thyme sprigs and minced garlic on top of the chicken.

  3. Place chicken carcass over chicken thighs.

  4. Pour the water (or chicken broth) into the crock pot, completely covering chicken carcass. Add the chicken base, if using water.

  5. Cook the chicken on high for 4 hours.

  6. After 4 hours the chicken should be “fall off the bone” tender. Remove the chicken from the crock pot and place in a bowl.

  7. Remove the thyme sprigs and discard.

  8. Separate the chicken from the carcass and lightly shred the chicken thighs. Discard carcass and any bones/cartilage.

  9. Add the chicken back to the soup

  10. Add the carrots, onions and celery to the broth and cook on high for 2 hours.

  11. In the last 1/2 hour of cooking, add the kale to the soup.

  12. After 2 hours the carrots should be soft and tender, along with the kale.

  13. Check the seasonings and add more salt or pepper as necessary.

  14. Serve & enjoy!

If you try this Paleo chicken soup recipe I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. 👇👇


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