Keto Chicken Soup

Keto Chicken Soup

Keto chicken soup screams comfort with juicy chicken with fresh veggies in a flavorful broth in this healthy homemade soup recipe. Make it a keto chicken noodle soup with the addition of miracle noodles, zoodles or even add in riced cauliflower to bulk the soup up for an even better experience!

Keto Chicken Soup

Chicken soup was something I never truly appreciated as a kid. I hated when it was offered but as an adult I have truly learned to love warm soups. The true meaning of comfort food a keto chicken noodle soup hits the spot and is a classic, healthy soup recipe. Now on keto, there’s a option to opt out of the noodles and rice. But, I think they’re a special part of the soup and you don’t have to miss out on that aspect now.

Can I Use Noodles Or Rice

Noodles and rice are not keto friendly, like at all. They are starchy grains that are just loaded with carbs to leave you bloated. Yet, you have options on keto for noodles. I have my favorites but they are will work. As far as rice, riced cauliflower is the only option for that. I will show step by step how to add them into the soup.

There are quite a few brands now but I will list some below. In these photos I used Palmini but I have experience with Liviva as well. Note, they all have their own flavors.

How To Make Keto Chicken Soup

To start, this is a recipe that requires love. When you skip out you can tell in the final recipe and honestly it makes no sense to me why or how. You want to make shredded chicken using breast or boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Chicken thighs are a favorite due to their higher fat content that allows them to keep that juicy flavor to them.

In a large pot, add in chopped onion and celery. Begin to sauté and salt and pepper in the process. This is the only part where black pepper is added. Now, continue to sauté until celery and onions become good and fragrant. Grate garlic cloves over onions and celery.

Then, pour in water and chicken broth. Next, add in freshly chopped parsley and dill weed. Bring to a simmer. Toss in chopped carrots and chicken. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, this is enough time to allow the carrots to soften.

Now, at this point you’re finished. But, this is the part where if you’re adding in the noodles or rice you’d want to do it. I highly suggest if adding in cauliflower rice, only add rice to the portion you plan to eat right then. If not, the rice will get mushy when you reheat the leftovers from the soup.

Keto Chicken Soup

Instant Pot or Crockpot

  • For instant pot, sauce the onions and celery according to the instructions. Then, grate the garlic clove across them. Lastly, add in broth and remaining ingredients and pressure cook for 20 minutes. Relieve the pressure and salt soup to taste.
  • For crock pot or slow cooker, sauté celery and onions in a pan before adding to slow cooker. Add into crockpot when done then add in the rest of the ingredients and be sure to grate the fresh ginger and garlic cloves across the top. On high, cook for about 4 hours. If using a low setting you’re looking at 6 hours.

How To Store

To refrigerate, simply place in a sealed container in the refrigerator. The soup will keep roughly 3-4 days. Maybe even more depending on how fresh the veggies were.

To freeze, place in a freezer safe storage container. I personally like to vacuum seal anything I freeze to keep things fresh. I actually vacuum sealed this keto chicken soup recipe for later next week to take to my ladies house. Keto soups always reheat very well when stored correctly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is spaghetti squash keto approved?

According to the USDA, a cup of spaghetti squash is 5g net carbs per cup. Now, that represents the cubed measurements. To have it in noodle form you wouldn’t need that much. In this recipe, take the same approach and don’t add until the very end to avoid soggy squash.

Is chicken broth OK on keto?

Yes, the standard chicken broth or stock you find that’s store bought are almost 0 carbs for an entire cup. If worried making your own at home or using bone broth is always a safe option.

Are there any soups you can eat on keto?

Yes, there are plenty of keto friendly soups out there. Most you have to make yourself but the majority are very easy and straight to the point. Below are a list of some of the best keto soup recipes!

Keto Soup Recipes To Try

Keto Chicken Soup

Keto Chicken Soup

Keto chicken soup screams comfort with juicy chicken with fresh veggies in a flavorful broth in this healthy homemade soup recipe. Make it a keto chicken noodle soup with the addition of miracle noodles, zoodles or even add in riced cauliflower to bulk the soup up for an even better experience!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 serving
Calories 216.4 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (sub with chicken breast)
  • 2 stalks chopped celery
  • 1 medium diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cup diced carrots (128g)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill weed

Instructions
 

  • To start, cook chicken until tender then chop and shred it up. The best method of cooking is to bring half water, half chicken broth to a boil then boil the chicken until fork tender.
  • Chop and dice all the veggies and herbs before starting.
  • In a large pot, add a little oil on medium high heat. Then add in diced onion and celery. Salt and pepper the onion and celery. This is the only step to use black pepper.
  • Cook until soft and fragrant. Once you reach this point grate the garlic over the onion and celery. Give it a quick mix into the heat then add in water and chicken broth.
  • Next grate ginger into the pot and toss in chicken, carrots, parsley and dill. Bring to a simmer and lower heat to low medium. Simmer until carrots are tender, which should take about 15-20 minutes.
  • If using noodles, add in at the very end before being ready to serve. Of course, allow them to cook about 5 minutes in the soup to absorb flavor before removing from heat. If using spaghetti squash only add into the portion you are planning to eat to avoid mushy noodles.
  • If using cauliflower rice, add only in the portion you plan to eat at that moment. Separate your leftovers first. Then add in cauliflower rice. Should take 3-5 minutes for rice to soften a little and still have texture. If you don't seperate when you go to reheat the cauliflower will get super mushy.
  • ***Nutrition facts don't include rice or noodles***

Notes

Instant Pot or Crockpot

  • For instant pot, sauce the onions and celery according to the instructions. Then, grate the garlic clove across them. Lastly, add in broth and remaining ingredients and pressure cook for 20 minutes. Relieve the pressure and salt soup to taste.
  • For crock pot or slow cooker, sauté celery and onions in a pan before adding to slow cooker. Add into crockpot when done then add in the rest of the ingredients and be sure to grate the fresh ginger and garlic cloves across the top. On high, cook for about 4 hours. If using a low setting you’re looking at 6 hours.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 216.4 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2.1g13%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 145.1mg48%
Sodium 145.2mg6%
Carbohydrates 4.6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1.6g2%
Protein 32.1g64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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