Homemade Chicken Soup


This past weekend I indulged like never before. And now I am paying for it! But, let me explain how this all went down and what I’m doing to get back on track.

If you just came for the recipe, scroll all the way to the bottom. Otherwise, enjoy reading about how I ate a fried chicken sandwich and went to a buffet this past weekend!


On Saturday hubs and I ran 7 miles. We are currently training for our 14.25 mile run for Relay For Life. Read more about why I’m running 57 laps/14.25 miles on my high school track next month.



Hubs struggled with the hills, but he did it! 


My father-in-law was in town and joined us for breakfast. I had to impress him with my Poached Egg Waffle Sandwich, and I felt the need to step it up a notch by adding bacon. Breakfast was to die for, especially after a hilly and hot 7 miles.


After breakfast we headed to Balboa Park. It was such a beautiful day!


My father-in-law and husband

We finally got the chance to visit the Natural History Museum while in Balboa Park. I was totally geeking out over everything. I have to thank anatomy and biology for that!


After our adventure to Balboa Park we were starving and decided the only place to go to lunch was at Crack Shack. This place is definitely not the healthiest, but gosh damn it’s so good. I don’t eat like this on the regular, but once in a while it feels great to just go for something I never eat.

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The Firebird at Crack Shack

I have to keep it real though, later that night I felt sick to my stomach and threw up the Firebird. My body did not agree with that greasy fried chicken sandwich. BUT IT WAS SOOO GOOD!


Sunday morning my father-in-law treated us to brunch at Hotel Del Coronado. This brunch is buffet style and by far the fanciest one I’ve ever been to.


Buffets are tough. The cost is expensive so you want to get your moneys worth, but it’s at the expense of overeating. But, it was all about the experience and the great company! 🙂



Monday was a struggle, I was still recovering from the weekend. I don’t feel guilty or anything, but my stomach and body feels so different, a feeling I’m not used to anymore. It’s times like this that reaffirm why I choose to eat healthy and exercise.

Which finally brings me to the Homemade Chicken Soup!! I needed a meal that was super light and simple on Monday night. This was something my Mom would make for me anytime I felt sick. It’s the best soup, it warms the soul and makes your tummy happy!




  • 1 whole chicken
  • Water
  • 2 Yellow onions, diced
  • 4 Serrano peppers, diced
  • 2-3 Avocados, diced
  • 2 Lemons
  • Salt
  • *Optional: giblets, corn tortillas


1. Remove the plastic and giblets of the whole chicken over the sink.
2. Place the whole chicken and giblets (optional) in a large pot and fill with water. Slice half an onion and throw into pot.
3. Bring water to a slow boil and slightly cover. It typically takes 50-60mins to cook all the way through the chicken on low-med heat. Half way through flip the whole chicken.
4. Once the chicken is fully cooked, fill individual bowl with chicken and broth. Top with diced onions, serrano pepper, avocado, and lemon juice.

Recipe serves around 8 people (I usually eat the soup for a couple days and then just shred the chicken for other meals and freeze the extra broth, so exact number of people this serves is an estimate).

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