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A hearty sweet potato soup recipe loaded with chicken, kale and veggies.

Chicken Sweet Potato and Kale Soup – a gluten-free, Paleo, ONE-POT meal!

Chicken Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

This hearty soup – loaded with chicken, kale, sweet potatoes and veggies, will warm your bones on this cold winter we are having! And the leftovers are perfect for heating up for lunch the next day and can also be frozen for another night.

I’m not a fan of sweet potatoes unless they are savory, so I loved them in this soup! There’s no grains in here, but a large bowl is very satisfying. The jalapeño adds the perfect flavor, and just a trace of heat. Of course if you like your food spicy, you could add more! This is naturally gluten-free, Paleo, Whole 30 compliant and a great One-Pot meal. Here’s a few more Soup Recipes you may also enjoy!

This hearty soup – loaded with chicken, kale, sweet potatoes and veggies, will warm your bones on this cold winter we are having! And the leftovers are perfect for heating up for lunch the next day and can also be frozen for another night.
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Chicken Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

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223 Cals 28 Protein 19 Carbs 4 Fats
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Soup
CUISINE: American
This hearty soup – loaded with chicken, kale, sweet potatoes and veggies, will warm your bones on this cold winter we are having! And the leftovers are perfect for heating up for lunch the next day and can also be frozen for another night.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, on the bone, skin removed (about 26 oz total with bone)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt, such as adobo
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced 1-inch cubes
  • 3 cups kale, roughly chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Season the chicken with the adobo and set aside while you prep all your vegetables.
  • Heat a large nonstick pot or Dutch oven over medium-low heat, add the oil and the onions and celery and cook until soft and golden, about 8 to 10 minutes, then add the garlic and dry spices and cook 2 to 3 minutes.  Add the chicken broth, chicken, jalapeno and cilantro.
  • Cover and cook 20 minutes, then add the sweet potato and kale and cook until the sweet potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken, shred or cut up and discard the bones.
  • Return to the pot, discard the jalapeno and serve the soup into 6 bowls.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cup, Calories: 223kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 1142mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 0
Points +: 5
Keywords: Chicken Sweet Potato and Kale Soup, soup recipes, sweet potato recipes, sweet potato soup, Whole30 Soup

 

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186 comments

  1. I thought this was a tasty soup! I used boneless breasts and cooked in the Instant Pot. 12 minutes HP, then 5 minutes NR. After quick release, I removed the chicken to shred, added the kale, then HP for 1 minute, then QR. Only issue was the potatoes lost their shape, but I was okay with that. It kind of thicken up the broth.

  2. This soup was excellent. I replaced regular jalapeno with tame pickled jalapeno.
    also a shake of chalula hot sauce in my bowl with a small amount of cojito cheese.
    Great recipe.
    I made may own broth with left over roasted chicken carcass
    I added more kale carrots and onion.

  3. This is absolutely one of my favorites! It’s my go to when I’m feeling down or just need something light but filling. I replace the kale with spinach and it’s so good!! 

  4. This soup is DELICIOUS! Healthy but HEARTY!! I like to call it my “health soup” – you just feel so good eating it! Even better on the second day. Skinnytaste does it again! Thanks GINA!!

  5. prep takes less than 30 minutes! This is FLAVORFUL! Prepared exactly as directed (except i salted chicken with lowry’s season salt) Could also serve over some ww noodles. 

  6. SO tasty!! Can’t believe how much flavour the broth had! The jalepeño really gives it a little extra something!!! LOVE!

  7.  An this be puréed? with immersion blender? Somehow looking at it doesn’t look appetizing but comments say otherwise. Plz advise.

  8. This soup is DELICIOUS AND AMAZING, thank you 

  9. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this healthy soup! I agree that the jalapeños give it a wonderful flavor. I couldn’t find adobo seasoning, so I substituted Spice Hunter Mexican seasoning .

  10. I made this soup many times without the jalapeño. Definitely a great soup!

  11. I make this recipe over and over again. The jalapeno is just the right touch!

  12. This was fantastic! The sweet potatoes give it such a nice flavor. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs (just shortened the cooking time), used spinach instead of kale, added some chopped carrots, and added a can of cannellini beans. Topped it with some avocado. So good and filling!!

  13. This soup is awesome! So flavorful! I think next time I’ll add an extra sweet potato. Super yummy and the leftovers are just as delicious!

  14. I added Trader Joes MILD salsa verde bottle to the broth and it made it sooo yummy!

  15. Do you leave the skin on the chicken?

  16. My entire family loves this soup its so delicious and healthy too!!

  17. Delicious, simple, and healthy! My family loved this soup. Perfect addition for soup season!

  18. This soup is amazing. It is so easy to make and healthy I’ve made it twice in the past two weeks. My entire family likes it even my 6 year old!! 

  19. I made this tonight and it was really good. I saw the picture and immediately thought of my childhood growing up in the South. My Hubby has been having some digestive issues and I thought this would be soothing for him. He loved it and it was exactly what the Doctor ordered.
    Thank you for all your great recipes and all your hard work. Gina your site is the best! I have 2 cookbooks too. Just love eating healthy and you make it so easy for us!

  20. Unexpectedly Delicious!

  21. Made this soup last night.  Only change I made was to add canned tomatoes with chipotle and canned black beans.  Tastes phenomenal as leftovers.

  22. This soup is SO good! I am getting ready to make my 2nd double batch. Delicious!

  23. All stores in my.area are out of stock on your meal planner book. Where can i get one pleas??

    • The planners are being reprinted and will be available again by the end of this month on Amazon, Target, and Barnes and Nobles.

  24. I’m addicted to this soup. I make a double batch as it doesn’t last long!!

  25. I just entered this recipe into the Weight Watchers app and it says 4 smart points vs. your 2!  Wondering why the discrepancy??

  26. Loved this soup!  The seasonings add so much flavor to the soup — altho I didn’t use jalapeno – and so healthy!   

  27. Love this soup made it a few times now. It is very flavorful. My whole family enjoyed it.It’s delicious and healthy!

  28. I have made this recipe several times it is delicious and has become a regular in our dinner rotation. The (adult) children even ask for it! Yummy!!!!!!

  29. I make this soup at least twice a month. Serving for 8! I freeze portions and take to work for
    lunch and its great for dinner! I LOVE it. I make it in my Instant pot. I don’t the jalapeno pepper, its the
    tasteist soup ever!

  30. Yum!! I didn’t have a jalapeño so I added some ground white pepper to give it a kick. 

  31. Made it in the instant pot, substituted bone broth for the chicken broth, and skipped on the jalapeño (didn’t have any). Used Frozen chicken on Manual, 18 minutes, and added some garlic and onion powder for additional flavoring. Came out wonderful! 

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  33. This has become one of my favorite soups!  The flavor is amazing-its hard to believe something so nutritional tastes so good!  And on the new weight watchers freestyle program I figure it to be 2 points per serving.  This is one of the foods I hoped my family wouldn’t like the first time I made it so I wouldn’t have to share, but they did.  

  34. How would you revise to use an instant pot for this? 

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  36. I love this! I made it for dinner and even my 3 year old loved it. My mom had never eaten kale before and loved it. It was such a hit the next day at work when I asked my co-workers to try it they asked me to make it for the office. I’m making this week and taking it over in the crockpot. I think I may add some white beans just to make it a bit more filling or them. But I love just the way it is

  37. I just made a modified version of this (based on what I had on hand/available to me here in China) and it was delicious! Healthy but so filling and tasty. I have followed your blog for a long time, Gina, but I’ll be honest it’s been a long while since I’ve made one of your recipes. I’m back on the WW wagon if you know what I mean and so grateful to have such an amazing resource full of incredible recipes! You are my go-to!

  38. If you were to pair this with a salad, what salad would you make?

  39. This soup is fantastic! I only added half a jalapeño and it was super hot for me. Overall amazing flavor!!

  40. I made this last night and it is soooo delicious and nutritious.  I left out the jalapeño only because I didn’t have one on hand, but will try it with next time!  Thanks for all the great recipes!

  41. Yeah, this soup, like countless others, looks almost inedible! However, it will always be one of those delicious meals I make several times a year. I agree on the “swampy” comment lol! Even the creator of the soup agrees on the looks of this great soup-thank goodness we don’t base taste on looks! Bravo on this delicious creation

  42. Nothing bad to say about this recipe!! It was absolutely delicious! The only thing I did different was only use 2 cups of Chicken broth and 4 cups of water. It was perfect!! Will definitely make again! Thank you!!

  43. Any Instant users out there? I think this could probably be made in it. Has anyone tried and want to share the timing? 

  44. I was surprised at how much I liked this recipe! Very flavorful!

  45. I have this in the Instant Pot now– followed the recipe to the letter except didn’t weigh the chicken breasts- but used 4 and they were frozen.. Did manual for 6 minutes and then opened, added sweet potatoes and kale, and did manual for 3 more minutes. I’ll report back if this seemed ideal. I didn’t want to overcook the SP.

    It smells incredible!

  46. This soup was amazing! Sweet but also a hint of heat, I loved it!

  47. Hi! Are there any additional vegetables that would go nicely in this? Such as broccoli?

    Can’t wait to try it out!

  48. How would you do this in a crockpot? Thanks!

  49. I have never left a comment under a recipe before, and I get pretty much all my recipes online, but THIS is beyond delicious. I’ve made it a few times now, it’s perfect every time, really generous portions and SO flavourful I can’t even express. Make it everyone you won’t regret it!!

  50. This tastes amazing, I knew it would but wow. I put mine in a crockpot.  2 chicken breast on the bottom seasoned. Chopped up all the veggies, I substituted mushrooms for celery and put a couple teaspoons of bouillon in it and rest of the spices.  Put it on high for 3 hrs. Done and done! 

  51. I have never ever had a bad recipe from Gina and I have been falling her for years way before she wrote her first book. I am making this soup today on a cold snowy day and the aroma is marvelous I just know this will be delicious. I can’t believe that people say such cruel things today on the Internet.  I have always taught my children whom are now adults if you have nothing nice to say keep it to yourself.  I rarely writ on here but after that vicious comment at the beginning I just had to.
    Thank you Gina for all you do to keep us healthy with all your deliciouse recipes. I purchases your books for my girls they use them all the time.

  52. This was AMAZING!!! Your recipes are a staple in my home weekly! THANKYOU for bringing health and superb taste to everything you do.

  53. Made this tonight and loved it. Even my 5 year old daughter ate it and asked if we could have it again tomorrow night!
    I used 10 chicken legs instead of chicken breast because that just happen to be what I had and it was delicious!

  54. I have made this soup twice now days apart from each other. First time just as directed with the exception that all I had were chicken breasts so I was sure to let them marry with the seasoning salt beforehand. Soup turned out excellent with a very flavorful and smooth base. Second time, I doubled the recipe and used items on hand: instead of two sweet potatoes I used a pound of sweet potato and a pound of butternut squash, cilantro was dried versus fresh, I had approximately 3lbs of boneless chicken breast and then just diced the jalapenos to remain in the soup. Both times I used a very favorable amount of kale… maybe doubling what the original recipe calls for. As I weighed the ingredients out I came out with a 3pt soup the second time around (most likely the substitution of butternut squash for the potato). Excellent and easy stove top soup!!! Thanks again Gina!

  55. I wasn’t sure how this would be, but WOW!
    My friends loved it! One said it was the best soup she ever had!
    I heartily reccomend it!
    My shortcuts/additions:
    1) Rotisserie chicken breast, shredded & added at the end
    2) Pre-cubed sweet potato from Target – 1 pkg
    3) Fresh sliced mushrooms, added with sweet potato & kale
    4) Fire roasted tomatoes, 1 can drained, added with chicken broth.
    I’ll make this again!

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  57. O…..M……G!!!! This is AMAZING!!!!! This soup gave me life! My sick body thanks you for this. I know that I’m going to feel better now and it will be because of this deliciousness!! THANK YOU!!!

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  59. This is my new favorite “go-to” recipe!  I made it last week for the first time, and loved it so much that I made it again yesterday because I had a major craving!  My young kids love it, my husband loves it–it’s a winner in our house.  I subbed boneless chicken breasts both times and just shortened the cook time a bit.  That jalapeño gives it just the perfect amount of “a little something extra”.  All thumbs WAY up for this recipe from everyone in our family.

  60. I followed the recipe and thought  it was blah, very bland.

  61. Can you do this in a crock pot? If so what timing would you recommend?

  62. mmmmmm GOOD SOUP!!!!!!  This really  is delicious!

  63. I just made this soup using kale and sweet potatoes from a CSA and leftover rotisserie chicken.  I did not use any adobe seasoning or added salt (that is probably what makes the sodium so high); I sliced up the jalapeños and left them in the soup.  This is VERY yummy and will definitely make this again!

  64. This soup looks delicious! Will be making this tomorrow!
    Love your recipes!

  65. This recipe was amazing! Super easy and delicious.

  66. Hi Gina. Saw this posted on your Facebook feed and thought we HAVE to try this soup 🙂 Just wanted to say thank you for all of your wonderful recipes and you have made dinners in my house improve 10,000% and now cooking is a labour of love for me. My husband also says thanks, LOL 🙂 You’re seriously the best!!

  67. I made this soup, the chicken came out dry for some reason. I used boneless chicken breast because it’s what I had on hand. Do you think this is why? Just wondering. The flavor was great, i was just disappointed that the chicken was dry and tough. Any advice for next time?

    • Yes, that is why. The cook time would be less without the bones, the bones help with flavor and moisture. Thighs of course would be so much better.

  68. I use all natural sausage instead of chicken. Either way this is delicious and very healthy

  69. I assume I would need to bring this to a boil before covering to cook the chicken thru? Thank you!

  70. My local grocery stores sells this soup and as I was contemplating buying it I thought of the ingredients I already had. You put me on the right track! I was missing celery and used chicken thighs instead. Wonderful recipe! So healthy!

  71. Umm… This is the best chicken soup ever. We discovered the recipe about three weeks ago and have made it the or four times since then already. It is super delicious, and is relatively cheap, and oh so easy to make. 10 stars.

  72. I have seen your site and just started looking through your recipes. YUM so far all of them are on my to cook list. This one especially, how nutritious and i know my daughters will love it too. Love Kale!!! Thanks and keep posting this great recipes

  73. I made this last night and it was AMAZING. I doubled the seasonings and left the jalapeno in (we love heat 🙂 Thank you so much for the great recipes!

  74. OMG this is sooooo good!!!

  75. This sounds yummy except for the jalapeno because I am a whimp, would it miss it without it?

  76. Oh. My. God!! I could not believe what was happening in my mouth! This soup is so seriously good, I immediately sent the recipe to my sister and my best friend. My 13yo son loved it too, and he usually refuses to touch kale. This is definitely a keeper!

  77. This soup is delicious! I also was drawn here by the photo, I love a good hearty soup with greens. I use regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes and it's AMAZING! A healthy and filling meal with the perfect amount of zip! 🙂

  78. I just made this and it was FANTASTIC! My husband asked me to "put it on the list" for making again. He usually hates when I try to cook really healthy because it is bland. Not this! I probably used a little more onion & garlic than it called for and threw in some extra kale. YUM.

  79. Gina, you inspire me to cook!!!! I love all your recipes especially this one. I am sick with the flu and all I had in my pantry where the following ingredients needed for this recipe. Thank you for your goodness and creativity. You saved me from the tasteless canned soup.

  80. Would it be possible to do this in a crockpot? How long would you cook it? Thanks, Kaitlin

  81. Gina,

    I just had to take the time to leave a comment thanking you for this recipe. It was so delicious! My picky children even thanked me for making it and it is going in my regular rotation. The flavor combination is just wonderful.

    Love your blog and recipes!

  82. Hello. In the pic I see shredded like chicken while the ripe calls for breast on the bone. Can you clarify?

  83. love you gina. we've never tried anything we don't like and all your pics we lovingly call "food porn." we love good food and we love beauty. you fill us up with both.

  84. Thank you for the recipe. Very good soup. Good protein good carbohydrates, good fiber. Delicious mama mia

  85. Wow! I made this and it was SOOOO GOOD! Very easy to throw together and in very little time. It makes six servings which is perfect for a couple (so as not to get sick of the soup). I had to substitute arugula for kale, but really, the broth, chicken and potatoes MAKE this soup! Try it, you will love it!!!

  86. Just made this tonight. I subbed white potatoes, and it turned out delicious!! Thanks for the awesome recipe idea.

  87. This will be my third time making this soup in three weeks when I serve it to people who'll be over for dinner tomorrow. It's soooooo good.

  88. can you freeze this soup?

  89. Swamp soup? haha. trying to get some new recipes and I clicked on this one because it looks AMAZING. I need to eat more sweet potatoes. I forget how yummy they are! Look forward to trying it and some of your other spiralizer recipes.

  90. Made this tonight. My additions to the recipe were one whole bulb of garlic finely chopped, four stalks of celery finely chopped, chopped the jalapeno and cooked it in the broth, plus added a extra cut up sweet potato. WONDERFUL!

  91. Has anyone added up the nutritional content to clarify the amount of chicken needed ( is it 2 x 26oz breasts or 26 oz total) and how big is a large sweet potato? Thanks so much!

  92. This soup was delicious – I chopped the jalapeno and left it in, and added a 1/2 cup of barley. Kale is a great green in soup – holds its' texture. Thanks for another great recipe Gina.

  93. I'm looking to use up some ground turkey, do you think it would be an okay substitute to the chicken?

  94. i'm making this for the second time this week – delish! I added a can of cannellini beans = it's hardy, easy, feel good kinda dish

  95. Made this today and loved it! I spiced it up a little with Cayenne, Chili, and Red Pepper flakes and 2 jalapenos.

  96. I made this and sad to report that I didn't care for it. The recipe called for too much onion. It overwhelmed the dish and all I tasted was the onion. Next time I will cut it in half.

  97. recipe calls for a large sweet potato how big is your large I have seen some big sweet potatoes when you diced did you measure how much you had ? any help would be appreciated

  98. Hi Gina, I hope you can help me. I'm a big fan of your recipes, but in my country Kale is not known, and because of it, not consumed or commercialized. I have no idea how it tastes, so I'd love to know what could be a great substitue. Thanks a lot!!!

  99. Just made this for dinner tonight and WOW it's great!

  100. Made this yesterday and enjoying it now for lunch, and it is DELICIOUS. Seriously one of the best soups I've had in a while. Thank you for the recipe!
    My minor modifications:
    * Rather than using pre-packaged Adobo seasoning, I just made my own (salt, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper, and turmeric) so I could better control the salt content.
    * As someone else suggested, I substituted parsley for the cilantro. Just personal preference.
    * I also omitted the jalapeno. Again, just personal preference.

  101. Made this today and it was positively DELICIOUS as we hunker down for yet another snowstorm in New England.

  102. maybe it's not the best photo but this soup tastes great! Highly recommended! 🙂

  103. Hi Gina. How do you make the broth so clear? Do you use cheesecloth? Thanks and your blog is so enjoyable to read, and your recipes amazing.

  104. I made this two days ago. Excellent for dinner the first night and just as good the day after. Love the heat added by the jalapeno!

  105. I just made this tonight, doubled the recipe because I'm feeding a family of paleo eaters for the weekend… wow this is amazing!! I added an extra jalapeno, and it really adds great heat that is perfect with the sweet potato. Delicious!!

  106. Made this last night also. My 13 year old son liked it too! Great dish on a cold night. Will try today's chicken barley next! Thank you for the great recipes!

  107. Made this tonight! Fantastic. I doubled amount if veggies, added basil and sage. Omitted oregano. Perfection!!

  108. I made this last night, and it was absolutely delicious! My son is vegetarian, so I just added "faux" chicken to the soup, and he said it was the best soup he's ever had. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  109. This soup sounds amazing. Can't wait to try. but just FYI – the print friendly button printed out 14 pages (including picture and comments). I

  110. I made this last night for dinner, and it was FANTASTIC! It was hearty and flavorful, and was the perfect warm dinner for a very cold winter night!

  111. I made this soup last night, replacing parsley for cilantro (yuck), and it came out super! Very delicious soup. For those who may not love sweet potato, perhaps cannellini or borlotti bean would also work well. Thank you for the recipe. It will definitely go into my recipe folder…a hallowed place indeed!

  112. Making this now! House smells divine. Can't wait to eat this!

  113. Where can I purchase your cookbook on SOUPS? I love your recipes and want more of them. Northern CA area..
    Thanks
    Bev

  114. We made your awesome Buffalo Chicken Dip for Super Bowl Sunday, and we have plenty of left over cooked chicken breast still in tact. Is there an easy way to cook this without cooking the chicken as well? Maybe throw it in at the end, shredded?

  115. Hi Gina,
    This looks delicious and I want to try it. Can you please clarify the amount of chicken? Is it two bone in breasts that weigh a total of 26oz.?

    Thanks so much for all your delicious recipes!

  116. I planned on making chicken soup today anyhow and when I saw this went and picked up kale so now on my stove is my chicken broth steaming away and I cannot wait to eat dinner tonight!!

  117. The instructions mention adding the adobo to the chicken, yet I don't see adobo listed on the ingredients…can you clarify this for me? It looks delish, and I'd love to try it!!

  118. Looks delicious to me, but 1142 mgs sodium in 1 serving "without salt?" And that's with using low-sodium broth? Not sure my blood pressure would like that.

    • I know! Me, too 🙁

    • Depending on how you cook your chicken, you could use the stock/broth from that. I've made the chicken in the crock pot before and then just used the homemade stock/broth in place of store bought. I've done that with several of Gina's recipes and they've always come out great! She has a recipe on how to make it: https://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/02/homemade-chicken-stock-from-your-crock.html

    • I found Progresso has a "NO salt " added chicken broth that brings the sodium to around 150mg/cup…also if you have a whole foods near you their 365 low sodium is about the same as the progresso.

    • Reduced sodium broth is NOT low sodium. It drops it to about 680mg of sodium per serving. Use Low-sodium brother–140mgs per serving

  119. The recipe calls for two 26oz chicken breasts???? That's a typo, right? Do you mean two 6 oz breasts — or something altogether different? Please correct. I want to try this. Thanks.

    • I'm guessing if 1/2 a chicken breast is about 8oz, then 2 full breasts would be about 24-26 oz. But you are right, that seems like a lot of chicken for this recipe.

    • I have tried several recipes but I need to pass on this one due to the amount of sodium. Can it be modified to not have that much sodium?

    • I agree with the first person who commented – the way I read it is two chicken breasts would total 26oz. Good luck!

    • It's on the bone so the bone weighs more, but it's 2 breasts. If you buy boneless then it would be 16 oz.

  120. How do you think this would freeze? I'm worried the kale would get gross.

  121. I love this combo!! Two questions: Could you make this in a crock pot? And, do you have to use chicken with bones?

    • You don't have to do it on the bone, I just like the flavor it adds. Sure I can't see why it wouldn't be good in a crock pot!

    • Hi Gina! If we were to make it in the crock pot, what would be the cooking instructions then? Thank you very much and I can't wait to make this!

    • I'd love to know the crock pot instructions too!

    • I made this last night and it was SO yummy! I used chicken breasts (boneless) and there were no problems – they were on sale and I couldnt pass on that!

  122. I think it looks great and can't wait to try! But, any suggestions for Kale substitute? 2 people in my household have allergies to Kale. We have only tried it raw, but don't want to try it and find out the hard way on the allergic reaction again. So i want to play this one safe.

  123. This is perfect! I have a bunch of kale I need to use up and this is definitely soup weather. Can't wait to try it! Question…. why do you use a Dutch oven rather than just a normal soup pot?

  124. I LOVE your site and have enjoyed every recipe that I have made from your website – but I must be honest, I am going to have to pass on this one…we eat with our eyes first and this to me looks like something that I would scoop out of a swamp. Sorry 🙁

    • I disagree. The picture shows a lovely chicken soup with greens. By adding spinach or kale to a soup, the nutrition value shoots way up!

    • I said nothing about the nutritional value on this. I have enjoyed many of her recipes and will continue to follow and try many new things – this one just doesn't appeal to me. But thank you for your comment.

    • To each their own – this looks amazing to me!

    • I promise, this tastes better than it looks! Not the best photo, I agree.

    • I actually came to the blog because I thought it looked so good! Hello..its soup..which is a bunch of food floating in juice..LOL

    • I came BECAUSE of this picture! ha ha!

    • There's thing I learned in kindergarten: "If you don't have anything nice to say…" I think the soup looks awesome and I don't even love sweet potatoes that much. If I allowed myself to "eat with my eyes" I'd probably be missing out on a lot of good things.

    • It looks AMAZING to me!!!!!! I can't wait to make it!!!
      Gina, I LOVE YOU AND YOUR RECIPES!!!!! Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into this to help ME!!!

    • Looks tasty to me as well. My eyes say YES PLEASE!

    • "If you don't have anything nice to say…" – What an ignorant comment. I guess you believe that only those that like every post are allowed to speak.

    • Anonymous, before you slam anyone for their "ignorant comment" you might want to read your first post very carefully. Pot I'd like to introduce you to kettle.
      Gina, I've LOVED every recipe of yours I've tried. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!

    • The lady put it very nicely and even introduced her comment with a positive one. It is difficult to get "sexy" photos of soups and casseroles. You can tell even the Food Network Magazine works very hard on each photo and they have an entire staff.
      Gina, very gracious response. I don't think the soup could have been photographed any better. Good job and obviously many people did enjoy it.

    • Made this soup last night and it's TERRIFIC! I seeded the jalapeno, but chopped it up into the soup. I also added mushrooms (which needed using) and a can of roasted diced tomatoes and juice of a lime. FABULOUS!!!

    • @Anonymous – Really, because I can't think of anything more ignorant than judging a book (or soup!) by it's cover! LOL!!

    • You are all so sweet, glad you enjoyed the soup despite the photo 🙂

    • Ya, person who said it looked bad is stupid. It's an awesome souo. Sweet potato ads so much flavor and creamyness

    • LOL..that is about the stupidest comment I’ve ever read. “soup looks swampy, so therefore no good”. 

      First world problems. 

    • You are seriously missing out, give it a go it’s INCREDIBLE!!