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Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

This chicken pot pie soup is a potful of filling, and has no dairy, gluten or grains. It's savory, healthy and hearty, and gets its creaminess from mashed white sweet potato. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free
Keyword chicken pot pie, chicken pot pie soup, chicken soup, comfort food
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 7

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter, ghee or avocado oil
  • 3 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small-medium white sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 5-6 cups good-quality chicken broth
  • 2 lb cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, shredded or cubed
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 large white sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Water, for cooking sweet potato
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1.5 cups frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place the cubes from the LARGE sweet potato in a medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover and season with a bit of sea salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Continue cooking sweet potato for 12-15 minutes or until very tender. Drain. Then, pour in coconut milk and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. Mash with a potato masher. Mixture will look like runny mashed potato. Set aside for later.

  2. Add butter, ghee or avocado oil to a stock pot over medium heat. Then, add the onion, garlic, celery, carrots and the sweet potato cubes from the SMALLER sweet potato. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper, and continue to sauté a few minutes. Then, stir in the thyme leaves and chicken broth. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add chicken to the pot during the last few minutes of simmer time.

  3. Once soup is done simmering, add the sweet potato mash, frozen peas and if needed, extra chicken broth too. Stir and let cook a few more minutes. Mix in the parsley. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired, and serve. 

Recipe Notes

This soup will be a bit brothier the day you make it, but will thicken up and become a bit more starchy every time you reheat it.

 

Also, if you can't find white sweet potato (also called Hannah sweet potato), regular potato will work too. Orange sweet potato will add more sweetness, but could be used, if desired.