Vegetable Chicken Paleo Soup

Warm Up With a High-Protein Crockpot Soup

Either cook for three hours on your slow cooker’s high setting or six hours on low.

Vegetable Paleo Soup Recipe


  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 red onion, finely chopped
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  5. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  6. 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  7. 2 cups peeled butternut squash
  8. 1 dried New Mexico, ancho, or guajillo chile pepper
  9. 1 cup boiling water
  10. 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  11. 1 cup sweet corn kernels, thawed if frozen
  12. 1/2 teaspoon lime zest, finely grated
  13. 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
  14. 1 cup chicken, precooked and shredded, optional
  15. 1 roasted red pepper, cut into thin strips
  16. Cilantro leaves, finely chopped, for garnish


  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, and cook, stirring, until softened, about three minutes. Add garlic, oregano, and salt, and cook, stirring, for one minute. Transfer to slow-cooker stoneware. Add stock, and stir to combine.
  2. Add butternut squash, and stir to combine. Coverm and cook on low for six hours or on high for three hours, until squash is tender.
  3. Thirty minutes before the soup has finished cooking, in a heatproof bowl, soak dried chili peppers in boiling water for 30 minutes, weighing down with a cup to ensure they remain submerged.
  4. Drain, discarding soaking liquid and stems, and chop coarsely. Add to stoneware.
  5. Purée using an immersion blender. (If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can blend in a food processor in batches and return to stoneware.)
  6. Add corn, lime zest, and juice. Cover, and cook on high for 30 minutes, until corn is tender. When ready to serve, ladle into warmed bowls, and garnish with red pepper strips and cilantro.