Fall and winter comfort food, coming up! The school germs finally caught up to our family this weekend and we are all moving a little slowly. The moment anyone in my family starts to feel a little run down, I pull out the broth. Apparently my instincts were one step ahead of me. Just yesterday I was simmering some chicken bones for my homemade Immune Boosting Bone Broth. And today I put that lovely broth to good use making not-your-average chicken soup. This Asian Vegetable and Chicken Soup tastes like a not-so-salty restaurant style wonton soup. It is light, but filling, and packed with oodles of veggies, vitamins, minerals and flavor!
Because we follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to manage my daughter’s Crohn’s Disease, sadly Asian restaurant food is a no-no. Soy is not allowed on the SCD diet and most other Asian style sauces have too many SCD “illegal” ingredients. You can see all of the SCD legal/illegal ingredients HERE. Fortunately, there are a few products available that have the Asian flair and allow us to develop those Asian flavors at home! This recipe uses:
Toasted Sesame Oil
Fish Sauce– Check the label to make sure nothing is added except anchovies and sea salt. (Try Red Boat Fish Sauce)
Coconut Aminos– NOT technically SCD legal. But after being on a strict SCD diet, we have added a few new ingredients back into her diet. All bellies are different! But so far Coconut Aminos does not bother my daughter’s belly. If you are strictly following SCD, simply omit the Coconut Aminos and add a little extra salt and a bit of honey to mimic that salty/slightly sweet flavor.
4 Simple Steps to an Asian Vegetable and Chicken Soup
Good news! This soothing soup comes together quickly, so you can be on your way to healing your body in no time!
Step 1: Sauté the chicken thighs. (Or omit all together if you prefer all veggies!)
Step 2: Chop and sauté the veg. Remember to add the harder veggies first and the greens right at the end.
Step 3: Add Asian-flare sauces and broth.
Step 4: Simmer until veggies are done to your liking. Taste and adjust seasonings. Enoy!
Feeling under the weather? Your throat soothing, immune boosting answer is here! This delicious soup is similar to a restaurant wonton soup but packed with nutrients. Homemade broth and vitamin filled Asian veggies unite to create this light, healing meal!
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