This is my pre-workout soup. It gives me lots of energy and it’s really filling.

You can add other vegetables like butternut squash, broccoli, or cauliflower. I always make it with a rotisserie chicken, it makes life so easy.

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Serves 4

You will need:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, no skin
1 bunch of kale, in pieces
11⁄2 qts chicken stock
1 small can crushed tomatoes
salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1⁄2 teaspoon fennel seeds
Sriracha sauce, to taste
  1. Heat oil in a large pot and sauté onions, carrots, and celery until soft.
  2. Add chicken and kale and mix well.
  3. Pour in stock and tomatoes and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, thyme, fennel, and as much Sriracha as you can handle.
  5. Simmer for another 5 minutes and serve.


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