I have a strong love for my crockpot. She’s been with me for a decade. She’s a faithful family member that makes my life easier. She taught me how to cook and I will forever be grateful. If you are not a cook and you want to start making more healthy, family friendly meals – this is a good place to start. My faithful friend the crockpot, will not let you down!
Loaded sweet potato soup for the crock-pot
- Slow cooker
- 2 large or 3 small medium sweet potatoes
- 1 lb carrots or 5-6 stalks
- 1 lb celery or 1 large bunch
- 2 chicken breast
- 1 tbs salt plus a few pinches
- 1 tsp garlic powder plus a few pinches
- 1 tsp smoked paprika plus a few pinches
- Ground black pepper to taste
- 4 cup filtered water
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- Gather all of your ingredients.
- Peel and chop sweet potatoes into chunks. It is important to peel them so they can naturally puree into the soup as it cooks. Add them to the crockpot.
- Rinse and chop carrots. You do not have to peel them. Add to the crockpot.
- Rinse, chop and add celery to the pot. *Make sure to chop carrots and celery into large similar sized chunks.
- Nestle the ends of the celery stalks into the veggies.
- Add 4 cups of filtered water to the crockpot.
- Add salt, garlic and smoked paprika to the top of the veggies.
- Sprinkle both sides of chicken breast with a few pinches of the seasonings and lay on top of the veggies.
- Cook on low fe 6-8 hours. 7 seems to be the sweet spot but it can vary.
- Remove chicken and celery ends.
- Add coconut milk to soup and stir well to help break up the soft bites of sweet potato.
- Chop or shred chicken and add back to soup. Stir again. The sweet potato will puree naturally as you stir the broth and the other veggies remain in tact.
It took me some time to perfect this recipe but when I finally got it right my oldest took a bite, looked at me and said – “this is better than old mcdonald french fries.” I may never need another compliment as long as I live. To make soups more kid friendly serve the chicken, veggies and broth all separately. This is one reason I like to make sure the veggies are cut into big chunks.
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Live well friends,