AIP Keto Slow Cooked Mexican Chicken Soup
Spicy AIP Keto Slow-Cooked Mexican Chicken Soup for cosy evenings
Have you tried an AIP Keto Slow-Cooked Mexican Chicken Soup before?
Who says people on diets only eat salad? This Mexican inspired soup is rich, filling and delicious – and it’s completely keto friendly, which means you can indulge guilt-free!
If you’ve been on the keto diet for a while you’ve probably become accustomed to not eating certain cuisines, like Mexican and Indian food which rely a lot on ingredients that are a no-go – tortilla, rice, beans, tacos, burritos…. You get the picture! If you’re looking to curb your Mexican food craving while remaining in ketosis this recipe is a great alternative.
This AIP Keto Slow-Cooked Mexican Chicken Soup also contains fresh ingredients, as ready-made sauces are usually full of sugar and nasty chemicals.
Instead, I use fresh ingredients. It might be a bit more time-consuming but the flavour is so much richer and tastier – promise.
Finally, there are the staple ingredients found in most Mexican dishes – chips, beans and corn. There aren’t many alternatives to these types of food so I substituted it with flavours that are synonymous with Mexican cuisine, like coriander, chilli and onion.
The best thing about soup is you can play around with flavours and ingredients so if you don’t particularly like an ingredient mentioned below you can substitute it for something else.
You can also cook this in your usual saucepan if you’re strapped for time but I would strongly recommend using a slow cooker as they are such time savers! You can prep and drop the ingredients in during the day, run some errands and come home to a freshly cooked, nutritious meal. Also, this recipe yields four servings so you can refrigerate the rest and enjoy throughout the week.
Optional: I usually try to avoid tomatoes in my meals as I follow the AIP version of the KETO diet. But if you don’t, please feel free to add tomatoes (1 pound blended) and some paprika.
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 3 hrs 10 mins (using a slow cooker)
- 2 red onions, peeled and finely chopped
- 6 Tablespoons of cold pressed organic olive oil and some beef-fat
- 1 teaspoon of organic cayenne pepper (leave out in case you follow AIP)
- 6 cloves of garlic peeled and finely chopped
- 4 chicken breasts (800 g),
- 2 tablespoons of dried oregano
- 3 1/2 cups of chicken broth
- Organic Himalayan salt and organic pepper to taste
- 1 or 2 large avocado diced
- Coriander, finely chopped to garnish
- some carrots finely chopped
- Some celery stalks finely chopped
- some cauliflower finely chopped
- Powders: organic curry, Curcuma, cumin and garam masala to taste
I typically use a lot of herbs to my gut feeling as it tends to give my dishes an amazing flavour.
NON AIP version:
- Optional 1 yellow bell pepper chopped
- Optional 1 pound tomatoes blended
- Optional 1/2 red chili pepper to garnish
Finely chop the red onions and leave some aside for the garnish.
Fry the onion in a pan with olive oil until caramelised and add the cumin, (cayenne pepper) and garlic.
Put the onions, chicken, remaining herb-powders and oregano in a slow cooker. Add the chicken broth (and tomatoes) and cover to cook for 2 and a half hours on high. (Add the sliced pepper and cook for another 30 minutes.)
Finally, season with salt and pepper.
Turn you slower cooker off and take the chicken breasts out. Shred it into bite-size pieces before putting it back into the soup.
Finish with a Mexican-inspired garnish of avocado, coriander, (chilli) and onions. Enjoy warm.
Ingredient spotlight: Avocado
This superfood deserves a special mention because it is one of the healthiest, low-carb foods you can eat. Everyone on the keto diet should have a plentiful stock of avocados in their kitchen!
Because of its low-carb content avocados are usually a staple in the keto diet. They are incredibly rich and filling making it ideal for curbing hunger pangs.
Packed with fibre, vitamins, iron, zinc and potassium, avocados make a great addition to a keto meal or can be eaten as a snack. It’s also low in saturated fat to help keep cholesterol levels low.
It’s also believed that eating avocado can help ease hypertension and keep blood pressure down.
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