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Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Hello! Last week I made a goal of making/cooking something everyday. Whether it be chia pudding (stirring ingredients together!) or pressure cooking something for dinner… I wanted to start the process of getting back in the swing of prepping food. This week has been a little harder to make that happen but I did throw together chicken soup again. 

Here’s the super easy chicken soup recipe that I actually threw together the week Tripp was born. I tried it again last week to make sure it was worthy of sharing.  And have it going this afternoon in the instant pot as I type ๐Ÿ™‚  

Ingredients:

  • 2lbs of chicken breast
  • 1 carton of chicken stock (32oz)
  • 1 can of full fat coconut milk (13.5oz)
  • Carrots (about 5 carrots, rough chop)
  • Celery (about 8 stalks, rough chop)
  • Onion (medium size and chopped)
  • Spices– Italian blend (to taste but I did about 2 tablespoons)
  • Salt/Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 bag of spinach
  • Optional: butternut squash (cubed)

How to: 

I used a blend of pressure cooking and crockpot cooking. You could throw this all in the crockpot on low overnight– leave out the spinach and stir in before serving.  

  1. Pressure cook the chicken breast by using the poultry button (Instant Pot users) and adding 5 minutes (making it a total of 20 minutes). I added about 1/2 cup of chicken stock, salt, and pepper to the pot along with my chicken then let the pressure cooking do its thing. While that cooked, I chopped the veggies. About 15 minutes later, I opened the lid and did a (rough) shred on the chicken. 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the spinach, to the pot. Slow cook for 3 hours or until carrots (and squash) are “fork-able”. 
  3. Stir in spinach (or kale) and serve on its own or with (buttery) white rice. 

This will be a recipe I will cook a lot over the coming weeks as I head back to work. I will be sure to keep these ingredients on hand because it’s such an easy dinner option (and great for that immune system too!). The recipe makes enough to eat on for a couple of days (or freeze)– score! 



Almost Forgotten February Menu

So last week I didn’t plan a menu. I know right… That’s crazy!! Ha. Honestly, I had a busy week at work and a busy weekend before that so it left me with no time to plan/prep. I still had some yummy food though ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nothing wrong with a “planless” week every once and a while!

David threw together a delicious chicken-curry soup last week. I’ll share the recipe after the menu ๐Ÿ™‚ He then treated me to a fun-filled weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day, including a paleo/gfree box of goodies (delivered to the office, a delicious dinner at our favorite place in town, Epiphany’s, and a little shopping at The Loft. And yes, we love one another 365 days but it is fun to have a special day… Hey it tops pancake day in my book (which is actually today!). The month of February rocks! Ha ๐Ÿ˜‰

Menu: February 16th – February 22nd
Breakfast: Kale and cheese egg muffins with fruit; these Paleo muffins with eggs and avocado
Monday– (L) Chili with kale and sweet potato; (D) Mustard glazed chicken thighs with rice, cabbage, and carrots
Tuesday– (L) Chicken leftovers; (D) Taco salads with cauliflower tortillas and guacamole
Wednesday– (L) Taco leftovers; (D) Chicken spaghetti bake (subbing chicken sausage in PaleOMG’s recipe)
Thursday– (L) Taco leftovers; (D) Chicken spaghetti leftovers
Friday– (L) Salad with chicken spaghetti leftovers (D) Against the Grain pizza with a big salad
Weekend IdeasTuna-bacon cakes; chicken nuggets with salad; beef stew

Now for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚
Chicken Curry Soup
Put the following in a crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours:
4 chicken breast
1 14oz can of full fat coconut milk
2 15oz cans of diced tomatoes
1 cup of water or broth
4 diced carrots
1 diced onion
2 tablespoons curry powder (more if you want enjoy a heavier curry taste)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Salt/pepper
Optional For the last 30 minutes, toss in 3 cups of chopped kale. Serve once kale has wilted down to your liking. Enjoy!!

I hope yall have a great week– stay warm! Leo and I (me all bundled up) have been getting some awesome frisbee practice before the sunsets most evening. He is loving it!

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Good night!