GAPS Chicken Soup Recipe for Intro

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This GAPS chicken soup recipe is perfect for the first stages of the GAPS introduction diet. It is easy to make, delicious, and very nourishing.

GAPS chicken soup recipe intro stage 1

There is a good reason why chicken soup has been like a remedy for many, many years. It is so nourishing! In generations past, mothers and grandmothers knew that chicken soup was what sick people needed.

This GAPS chicken soup recipe is perfect for the first stages of the GAPS introduction diet. But it would also be perfect for anyone recovering from just about any illness.

I keep this recipe in my head for whenever we need healing and extra nourishment. Another great GAPS soup is this beef soup recipe.

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The chicken and meat stock

For this recipe, you’ll need to have already made some meat stock. I show how to make GAPS meat stock here. After you’ve done that, you’ll have plenty of gut healing meat stock, as well as lots of cooked chicken meat. This makes this GAPS chicken soup recipe really fast and easy to put together.

Choosing vegetables

For most soups, there are some vegetables that are staples. For me, these include onions, garlic, and carrots. I like to include these in most soup recipes, no matter what else I’m adding.

From there, feel free to switch out the vegetables for variety, and to use what you have in season. Of course, you’ll want to stick to the GAPS legal vegetables, and choose them according to what stage you’re in.

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Be soft

Whichever vegetables you choose, you’ll want to make sure they’re cooked long enough to be very soft. This is especially important in the beginning of the introduction diet. The softer the vegetables, the easier they are to digest. We want to give our tired, sick digestive systems the easiest time possible digesting food.

For the very first stages of the introduction diet, it’s best to peel all of the vegetables that can be peeled. This will also make them easier to digest. Later on it won’t be necessary, but in the very beginning it’s helpful for easier digestion.

I recommend around 20 – 30 minutes of simmering for the vegetables on a stovetop. You may need to go longer than that, depending on the size of the vegetable pieces and the heat of your stove.

Organic is best

Just as with the meat stock ingredients, it’s best if you can use organic vegetables. This will reduce the toxic load that our body has to deal with.

Crock pot to the rescue

If you like, you can also make this recipe in a crockpot. Just cook the vegetables on high for around 4 hours, or on low for around 6-8 hours. Add the chicken meat and salt just before serving.

GAPS chicken soup recipe for intro

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GAPS Chicken Soup Recipe Directions

Ingredients:

Instructions:

1. Chop and peel (if necessary) vegetables and put into soup pot.
2. Add enough meat stock to cover vegetables.
3. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
4. Cook until vegetables are very soft, around 30 minutes.
5. Add salt to taste.
6. Add cooked chicken and heat through.
7. Serve and enjoy.

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GAPS chicken soup recipe intro stage 1

This GAPS chicken soup recipe is perfect for the first stages of the GAPS introduction diet. It is easy to make, delicious, and very nourishing.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • onion, chopped
  • garlic, chopped
  • carrots, peeled and chopped
  • cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • meat stock
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop and peel (if necessary) vegetables and put into soup pot.
  2. Add enough meat stock to cover vegetables.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  4. Cook until vegetables are very soft, around 30 minutes.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Add cooked chicken and heat through.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

 

13 thoughts on “GAPS Chicken Soup Recipe for Intro”

  1. Hi, how much chicken do you recommend adding to the stock? Is there a ratio you use like 1 cup for 200g or a rough guideline you can give.

    Reply
  2. Thank you so much for all the information. I am learning so much!
    Can you please help me sort something out? I have read in other Gaps
    material that I should avoid celery in the introduction stage. I am so pleased that it is in your Chicken soup recipe. Is it a lower fiber vegetable when it is cooked?

    I would appreciate any information.
    Thank you,
    Toby

    Reply
    • You’re very welcome! Actually, I have since learned that celery should be avoided on GAPS intro, because it is too fibrous, even when it is cooked. It is okay once you’re on full GAPS, though. I am going to go edit this post now, and as soon as I have new pictures, I’ll update those also. Hope that helps!

      Reply
  3. Hello. I have been looking at your videos and my mom has h-pylori and as I did asome research i came across the GAPs diet. We are trying to start it but I can’t seem to figure out exactly what she can eat at stage 1. I see the chicken stock and soup, sauerkraut and teas but is that all and how much of it. Thank you!!!

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    • You’ll want to make sure you have a copy of the GAPS book, since it has the full allowed foods list. There is a link under “shop this post” above 🙂 In stage 1 she will have meat stock, soup make with meat stock, non starchy vegetables, and meat. Gradually she’ll add in probiotic foods like sauerkraut liquid and whey from homemade yogurt. Teas are great in between meals. She should eat as much of the allowed foods as she wants as often as she wants. Hope that helps! Sending well wishes her way!

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