Monday, December 8, 2014

Paleo Crockpot Creamy Chicken Soup + Weekend Recap

Mondaaaayy. Is it just me or are December Monday the WORST. The weekends are so jam packed and Monday comes along and ruins everything.


I tried out this crockpot soup a few weeks ago when I had friends coming over for dinner and zero time to prepare a dinner. It was super easy, super delicious, and different! My recipe is adapted from Caramel Potatoes. I was suuuper skeptical about using coconut milk, but it added a creaminess and the coconut taste really complemented the rest of the soup.

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 8 hours (in the crockpot)
Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs breasts, thawed ($12)
  • 1 cup chopped celery ($1.00)
  • 1 cup shaved carrots ($.50)
  • 1 onion, diced ($.80)
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk ($1.50)
  • 1 14 oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes ($1.00)
  • 2 cups chicken broth ($2.00)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning

Throw everything into the crockpot and cook over medium for 6-8 hours. After 6 hours you should be able to shred the chicken (I waited until 8.5 because that's when I got home from work) using 2 forks. Pull out the chicken, shred it, and put it back into the crockpot. Let it cook another 30 minutes with the shredded chicken. Whenever I crockpot meals I let them sit out for 30 mins to let everything set. Is that a thing or did I make that up?

This weekend was packed and SO fun. Friday we celebrated a friend's birthday with karaoke which I have no quality pictures from. Blessings in disguise right there.

Saturday I bottomless-mimosa-brunched at Vinoteca for another friend's birthday. The food. was. perfect. My friend got the steak and eggs and that was the first time I've ever thought steak and eggs looks appetizing.


I can't hang after day drinking anymore so I went home, took a nap, woke up, watched Love Actually. No complaints here.

Sunday morning I got up to run the Jingle All the Way 5k. There were so many creative costumes and great views, we even ran by THE nation's Christmas tree!


Andi, Ziggy and I went on a playdate with the neighbor and she took the coolest videos with her new iphone, I've watched this at least 10 times today:


Then we went for a walk and found a boundary stone right in our neighborhood! Apparently these used to surround the city, this one was hundreds of years old. Crazy! I DO live 2 blocks from the DC/Maryland line, so I don't know why I was so surprised. It's funny because on one side of this street, the license plates are DC and on the other side they are Maryland. What a pain.


Do you ever go exploring in your own neighborhood? Do you cook with coconut milk?

23 comments:

  1. how have i never noticed the markers before? how cool! i'm looking the next time i'm there.

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  2. The soup looks good! Ahh I was at Jingle Bell too! The Vinoteca brunch looks delicious - I've never been there!

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    1. Sad I missed you!! Vinoteca is DELICIOUS! Definitely try it!

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  3. Just yesterday I was staring at coconut milk in the aisle at Whole Foods, wondering how I could use it - trying to expand our food horizons over here - and boom. Recipe posted! Thanks!

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    1. we are on the same wave length right now! I love it!

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  4. Another Linz recipe added to my list:) Minus the coconut milk of course--just not something we do. Looks delish though!! I'm gonna have to check out that 5K next year--sounds like a fun one!

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  5. Props to you on a great weekend with a race and everything!! Bottomless-mimosa brunch, is there anything better?!

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  6. I don't think I have ever cooked with coconut milk but I've been meaning to try!
    that run sounds fun, and ooh i've never seen the nation's tree before!

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  7. YAY FOR RACING!!! I am so proud of you!!!

    And I am going to try to make that soup... looks yummy!!!

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  8. Look at you running Sunday morning while I sat on my ass reading magazines. I really want to try a 5k this year. I need to learn how to run first. Ugh.

    That soup looks amazing! I have never cooked with coconut milk, but I will try anything once! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I loved watching that video of the pups! That's the coolest thing ever - the boundary stone. I've never seen one in person (even though we live practically on the Florida Georgia line). Happy Monday!!

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  10. Mmmmm.... brunch. I wish that was more popular here! Love Actually is a great movie! Congratulations on finishing your 5K! That stone thing is pretty cool. You live in such an awesome, historic area. Jealous!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  11. that soup looks and sounds delicious!
    And yes, Mondays are just about awful anyway but December Mondays are tough indeed!!
    xo,
    nancy

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  12. Love a good crockpot recipe. I almost busted out Love Actually for the tenth time in the past few weeks. Bottomless Mimosas is always a good thing.

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  13. Such a fun weekend! :) I totally watched Love Actually last week. I always love watching it this time of year.

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  14. That soup definitely looks like it would be the perfect dinner for tonight. It's cold here and I need something warm. Wonderful recipe

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  15. That soup looks amazing!! I've been sick for like 10 days and having been craving a good soup like this! will definitely try it out! I was supposed to do Jingle All the Way also, but am still recovering from bronchitis so had to sit it out.

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  16. the soup looks so goood and hearty! I'm going to have to try that out!

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  17. Looks so yummy! I should try this tomorrow since Im on a soup diet by force haha

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  18. I loved this! Another great recipe.

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