I have recently tapped into the world of slow cookers and, may I tell you, I am loving it!
At first, I had a bit of a struggle with finding good recipes until I recently joined a course by Stacey Clare. And, oh my, she has some recipes that are fun and which the whole family loves.
I wanted to share with you one of our most recent finds, which has now become a dinner staple: a super easy chicken noodle soup.
I'm not a soup person in general, but this is the most amazing chicken noodle soup I've had!
And it's just sooo easy to make!
I have cooked this in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours. The kids totally loved the taste and it felt so nice, smooth and hearty on these cold winter nights.
(The recipe uses GF noodles, I used regular brown rice noodles and cooked them separately, then added them to the bowls and topped them with the soup & coriander. Yum!!!!)
Recipe & photo credit by Stacey Clare
Turmeric Chicken Noodle Soup
SERVES 6-8 | PREP 10 MINS
SLOW COOK LOW - 8 HOURS
SLOW COOK HIGH - 5 HOURS |
PRESSURE COOKER - 25 MINS
OVEN - 160 - 4.5 HOURS
1 whole chicken
2 heaped tspn turmeric
1 heaped tspn ground coriander 5cm ginger, grated
6 cloves garlic
1 brown onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 zucchinis, diced
2 sprigs celery, diced
400ml tin coconut cream
4-ish cups broth or water
2 tspn salt & 1 tspn pepper
1 lemon, juiced
1 bunch of coriander, diced
STEP 1: Pop all your veggies, chicken, spices and broth in your slow cooker.
STEP 2: Pour in your coconut cream and then top the slow cooker with broth/water, leaving a 2cm gap from the top. Let it slow cook for 8 hours on low.
STEP 3: When the time is up, pull the chicken out. If you don't mind, you can simply dump your noodles straight into the slow cooker with your chopped herbs, then put the lid back on while you shred the chicken. I use GF sweet potato noodles, and mine stay in great shape, but if you use wheat noodles, add enough for the first meal and add them fresh to your leftovers tomorrow.
STEP 4: When shredding chicken, stir it into the soup. Add the lemon and chopped coriander. Have a taste and season accordingly.