Kale, Sweet Potato, and Roasted Chicken Soup

This year is our second year participating in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) distribution, and we LOVE it. Cheap price, local (and organic!) produce… you can’t go wrong! This year, we chose G&S Orchards, and we love it so far.

Normally at the start of the CSA season, leafy greens make up a really large portion of the CSA produce. Since I am not an avid salad-eater like my mother (hi, mom!), I need to find some other ways to use up these leafy greens. I can handle a salad or two, but let’s just be honest and say I can’t eat four bunches of greens in salads all week. Luckily, three bunches a week (for the past two weeks) have been various forms of kale. And there is lots to do with kale ­čÖé


Take this soup for example: it’s delicious. And perfect for a rainy day. And it has KALE.



Kale, Sweet Potato, and Roasted Chicken Soup

Total time: 40 minutes

Hands-on time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6 entree-sized, large bowls of soup


  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted chicken (I used leftover rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 14-oz can of coconut milk
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups chicken broth (I made my own using the rotisserie chicken bones and some fresh herbs)
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and diced
  • 4 cups chopped kale┬á(I used purple kale and green┬ákale)
  • 1 cup cooked rice


  1. Heat coconut oil over medium-high heat and add onion, minced garlic, and lemon juice. Cook for three minutes.
  2. Add sweet potatoes and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Add chicken, coconut milk, black pepper, ginger, and salt. Cook for another 5 minutes – it should come to a boil.
  4. Add chicken broth, zucchini, jalapeno, kale, and cooked rice. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until kale is wilted.

3 thoughts on “Kale, Sweet Potato, and Roasted Chicken Soup

  1. Judith M Heimerl says:

    Is this a picture of your actual soup? I’ve heard that kale is very good for you and healthy? Now do you feed this to your little man? Once again, you are just amazing!


  2. Lauren Zietsman says:

    I also don’t love salads (though I try!), so green monsters and soup always save my life in the summer (except neither of those help with the giant heads of red lettuce/romaine, etc).

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