Challenging Recipe
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours

Make a pot of this soup on the weekend so you will have ready-to-go food during the week. You can vary this recipe by adding different vegetables to the soup portion. Try shiitake mushrooms, lemongrass, and grated ginger for an Asian-inspired soup. You could also add diced root vegetables such as parsnips, rutabagas, celeriac, turnips, and golden beets for a winter vegetable chicken soup.

4 pounds whole chicken
1 onions chopped
1 heads garlic cut in half cross-wise
3 celery stalks chopped
1 carrots chopped
4 sprigs fresh thyme
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
1 bay leaves
1 tablespoons sea salt
12 cups filtered water


1 small onions diced
1 small leeks chopped
4 large carrots diced
4 celery stalks diced
½ pounds green beans trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 teaspoons dried thyme
4 cups chopped kale
½ cups chopped parsley
sea salt (to taste)
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)