Chicken and Kale Super Soup Recipe
  • February 10, 2016
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    You’ve just come home from a long day at work, a cold trek through the winter weather and most likely a hardcore workout (because you’re all badasses here at aSweatLife). You need fuel, you need it to be easy and you need it to be delicious. This super soup is all of those things and then some.

    My dad, surprisingly, made this soup for me the last time I was sick and I swear by it now. I eat it all winter, whether I’m sick or not. It keeps me fueled, warm and I truly never get sick of it. And did I mention it was easy? There is literally no homemade meal easier than what you’re about to make.

    Kale. Sweet potatoes. Chicken. Herbs. Boom.

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    Here’s what you need:

    • 3 or more cups of kale (your choice, depending on how much you like)
    • 1 onion
    • 1 sweet potato
    • 2 boneless chicken breasts
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp dried thyme
    • 6 cups chicken broth
    • 1 tsp turmeric (optional)
    • 2 stalks celery (optional)
    • olive oil
    • salt and pepper

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    Here’s what you do:

    1. Chop the onion, sweet potato, kale and celery
    2. Cut uncooked chicken breasts into small pieces
    3. Sauté chopped onion and celery in olive oil with all the spices, salt and pepper on medium heat (about 10 minutes)
    4. While sautéing, boil broth
    5. Once broth is boiling, add the sauté mixture, chopped kale, sweet potato, and chicken
    6. Reduce heat to low for 30-45 minutes
    7. Season more to taste

    Helpful hints:

    • If you don’t have celery, no biggie. If you want to add something extra like garlic, go for it! You’ll be full and happy, all the same.
    • There is no such thing as too many herbs and spices. Just no such thing.
    • Cook it the day before you want to eat it. It’s always better once the flavors have had time to blend and stew together!
    • Sometimes I add a lot of kale, sweet potatoes and chicken, and it’s less of a broth-based soup, more of a stew with tons of hearty goodness

    About Maggie Umberger

    Maggie moved to Chicago from North Carolina in 2014 with a degree in Journalism and Spanish, a 200-hour yoga certification, a group fitness cert and a passion to teach and to sweat. It wasn't until she found aSweatLife that she really started to feel at home. Here, she's incorporated her passion for health and wellness into her career as she helps to build the network of Ambassadors, trainers and fitness enthusiasts that exist within the aSweatLife ecosystem. You can also find her coaching at CrossTown Fitness and teaching yoga classes at Bare Feet Power Yoga, Yoga Six and exhale.