I can not think of a better meal for someone with MCTD or autoimmune disease than a healthy, hearty, chicken soup. Best of all since this recipe is made in the slow cooker it requires the absolute least amount of effort to pull off. Despite how easy this is to make it will fill up almost any appetite. Most soups can not make this claim! It is easy to see, just by looking at the picture, that this is no regular or ordinary soup. This is specifically designed to be a filling meal and not just a light snack or appetizer.
Each portion for this dish should contain an entire chicken breast. If you are cooking for four people then you would use a crock pot, or stock pot, large enough to hold four chicken breasts plus all of the veggies. For this recipe example I was preparing for two people. You only want to add a small amount of water (or bone broth) to the slow cooker since the vegetables, onions and chicken will all release moisture as they cook. In this final product you only want about a cup of liquid in each bowl - much less than a normal bowl of soup would be. While called a "hearty chicken soup" this meal really falls into a classification of its own with a description somewhere between a soup, a stew, and a chicken dinner. I don't care what you want to call it...it is fast, easy, healthy, delicious, and most of all 100% strict AIP.
* You can choose to use boneless chicken breast as well however the bones are where a lot of the flavor comes from and since this broth is not going to be boiling all night you want to be able to extract as much flavor as possible in the short cooking time. When possible, use bone-in chicken breast.
Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 3 hours
Recipe yield 2 servings
Ingredients needed 2 chicken breasts (bone in, skin removed)
2 celery stalks
1 large red onion
12 Brussels sprouts
1 clove of garlic (optional)
2 teaspoons salt