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chicken, kale, and sweet potato soup is a healthy soup that tastes delicious. Crock pot soup that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and is an easy dinner recipe that tastes delicious!

Chicken, Kale, And Sweet Potato Soup – Crock Pot Easy!

Chicken, Kale, And Sweet Potato Soup is a healthy soup that tastes delicious. This is a very easy to make crock pot soup recipe. Just a few minutes of preparation and the hearty soup slow cooks while you go about your day!

It’s the beginning of a new year and boy do we need a new year after a tough 2020! I’m starting the new year off right by eating cleaner and healthier. I love Christmas time and all the cheese, wine, and desserts that are part of the Christmas season, but you can only take so much in such a short amount of time. It’s time to get back to basics where we cut back on the cheese and bump up the veggies. Do you remember what vegetables are? It’s been a while since you’ve had them after all! Nonetheless, eating healthier doesn’t have to equate to eating cardboard, tasteless food. No way! I’m opting for delicious meals that taste amazing, but are less calories, fat, and carbohydrates. It can be done. And this soup is proof of that!

Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is a classic soup that is well liked by pretty much everyone. And what’s not to like? It has chicken broth, chicken (of course!), and usually has some kind of starch whether it’s rice or pasta of some sort. Many people like to add vegetables as well. Common veggies of choice are carrots, onions, and leafy options like escarole or spinach.

People love to eat chicken soup, when they are sick. Not only does it taste good, but according to some studies, chicken soup can actually help fight colds. Yes, it’s true, it’s not just a myth! The soup helps ease up nasal congestion. Additionally, chicken soup hydrates the body which is essential for sick bodies. Further, the salt and electrolytes in the broth retain hydration. And finally, chicken soup can also improve the cilia function in your nose which then provides protection from contagions entering your body. Chicken soup is pretty amazing. And it tastes good so you can get the health benefits of soup even when you aren’t sick!

Ground Turkey Rice Soup Vs. Crock Pot Chicken, Sweet Potato Soup

My recipe for Ground Turkey, Kale, and Brown Rice Soup, was the inspiration for this chicken, kale, and sweet potato soup. Well, technically it was that recipe and reading another recipe for a crock pot soup which consisted of chicken, kale, and sweet potatoes. However, the soup recipe I came across had no seasonings in it at all. As a result, the reviews on that soup were mixed; some loved the soup and others said it was too bland. It got me thinking about mixing the two different recipes together and coming up with my own crock pot chicken, kale, and sweet potato soup.

I was nervous about how it would turn out. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was! And now I’m excited to add this soup to my family’s dinner rotation. It tastes great and it’s very healthy as well. Oh, and it’s very easy to make. It’s a win-win-win!

Although the seasonings for the Ground Turkey, Kale, and Brown Rice Soup and the Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato soup are very similar, the soups actually taste very different. While both delicious in their own right, they do not taste the same. I was actually surprised by this. However, it does make sense that the each soup tasted differently. After all, chicken and ground turkey don’t exactly taste the same. And sweet potatoes and brown rice certainly have different flavors, not to mention textures. Both soups have a flavorsome taste which is great because you could make them in the same week and have completely different dinners!

Which Is Healthier?

Sweet Potato Or Brown Rice?

Both sweet potatoes and brown rice are a great source of fiber. In fact, they have almost equal amounts of fiber.

When it comes to carbohydrates, both sweet potatoes and brown rice are excellent sources. However, brown rice has almost 3 times as many calories and a higher amount of carbs than sweet potatoes.

So while it might sound like sweet potatoes are the healthier option for a soup, it should be noted that brown rice actually has 5 times as much protein than sweet potatoes.

Therefore, we can only conclude that both sweet potatoes and brown rice are healthy in their own right. Deciding on which is the healthier choice for a soup or any snack/meal will really come down to what it is your are trying to accomplish. If you are trying to lose weight, the lower calorie option might be better. Thus, sweet potatoes could be the winner. However, if you are looking to increase your protein intake, brown rice would be the winner. Either way, moderation is key as well as eating each with a balanced diet and regular exercise. That is always the formula for a healthy body.

Crock Pot Soup

I’m a huge fan of cooking in a crock pot. Just like a baby bjorn carrier frees up your hands while holding a baby, a crock pot frees up your time to do other things while your food cooks. Maybe not the easiest analogy to follow, but slow cooking food in a crock pot is a huge time saver. And that time can be spent on lots of other things which I’m sure you can appreciate as much as me.

This crock pot soup really makes life easier on many levels. It takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes to prepare (which is basically just cutting and chopping). After the prep work is done, you go about your day and get things done. Don’t you love checking things off of your to-do list? I sometimes think I make lists just to check off the items on it.

Chicken, Kale, & Sweet Potato Soup Ingredients

If you are like me, you probably won’t want to see an ingredients list that consists of more than 5 items. Don’t get discouraged that this crock pot soup recipe consists of 11 ingredients. The number of ingredients don’t add a significant amount of time to the cooking of this delicious meal, but they do add a ton of amazing flavor!

  • 3 lbs Chicken Boneless
  • 2 cups Sweet Potatoes Cut into small pieces
  • 1 Shallots Chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup Baby Carrots Cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Minced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Chopped into small pieces
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes 14 oz can
  • 2 tbsp Herbs de Provence
  • 5 cups Chicken Broth I prefer low sodium, no fat chicken broth
  • 1 bunch Kale Cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • Add chopped sweet potatoes and chicken to the crock pot.
  • Next, add shallots, garlic, carrots, bell pepper, diced tomatoes, and herbs de Provence to crock pot.
  • Then add in. chicken broth
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Approximately 15 – 30 minutes before serving, stir in kale. Mix it in so that it’s submerged in the liquid and cooks down.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and add parmesan cheese to each bowl.

More Soups To Love

It’s soup season! What better time to make a hearty soup that is super easy to make? Like they say, there is no time like the present!

Check out these easy soup recipes:

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Ground Turkey, Kale, & Brown Rice Soup

Seafood Chowder

Desserts To Devour

And since you are being so good by eating soup for dinner, you deserve a tasty dessert.

Check out these easy to make dessert recipes:

Rolo Cookies

Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake

Crock Pot Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters

NO BAKE Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie

Must Make Martinis

If dessert isn’t really your thing, maybe you should try a dessert martini instead. These martinis are delicious and strong so sip slowly:

French Martini

Pistachio Martini

S’Mores Martini

Bananas Foster Martini

Chocolate Amaretto Martini

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chicken, kale, and sweet potato soup is a healthy soup that tastes delicious. Crock pot soup that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and is an easy dinner recipe that tastes delicious!
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Chicken, Kale, & Sweet Potato Soup

Delicious Soup Recipe That Is EASY To Make!
Course Main Course, Main Dish, Soup
Keyword best soup, crockpot, hearty soup, homemade soup, kale, kale soup, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author jenahoward

Equipment

  • Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs Chicken Boneless
  • 2 cups Sweet Potatoes Cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Minced
  • 1 Shallots Chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup Baby Carrots Cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Chopped into small pieces
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes 14 oz can
  • 2 tbsp Herbs de Provence
  • 5 cups Chicken Broth I prefer low sodium, no fat chicken broth
  • 1 bunch Kale Cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • Add chopped sweet potatoes and chicken to the crock pot.
  • Next, add shallots, garlic, carrots, bell pepper, diced tomatoes, and herbs de Provence to crock pot.
  • Then add in. chicken broth
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Approximately 15 – 30 minutes before serving, stir in kale. Mix it in so that it's submerged in the liquid and cooks down.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and add parmesan cheese to each bowl.
  • Enjoy!
    chicken, kale, and sweet potato soup is a healthy soup that tastes delicious. Crock pot soup that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and is an easy dinner recipe that tastes delicious!

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