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  • prep time

    prep time

    15 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    45 min

Keto Chicken Soup

53 ratings

You may be thinking chicken is not the same without the noodles. However, I like to put very thinly sliced cabbage on top of the soup when it is piping hot! This allows the cabbage to cook some, but to stay a bit crunchy. This gives the soup a nice texture contrast and the noodles are no longer missed! I buy angel hair cut coleslaw so I do not have to cut the cabbage myself, but you can always use a very sharp knife or mandolin to do the same thing. I like to finish the whole dish with the cabbage and then a nice bit of freshly cracked pepper on top. I also use split chicken breasts with bones attached because the bones make such a flavorful broth and it so good for you. Use 1 whole bay leaf, not chopped like the ingredients suggest.

  • Net Carbs

    1.4 g

  • Fiber

    1.1 g

  • Total Carbs

    2.7 g

  • Protein

    47.5 g

  • Fats

    24.5 g

417 cals

Keto Chicken Soup

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  • Butter, Salted

    Butter, Salted

    2-½ tablespoon

  • Celery


    3 large - stalk - 11" to 12" long

  • Carrots


    ½ cup, diced

  • Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    1 tsp

  • Uncooked Perdue Fresh Split Chicken Breasts by Perdue

    Uncooked Perdue Fresh Split Chicken Breasts by Perdue

    2-½ pound

  • Water


    11 cup

  • Bay Leaf

    Bay Leaf

    1 tablespoon, chopped

  • Whole Black Peppercorns by Tone's

    Whole Black Peppercorns by Tone's

    1 tsp

  • Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    1 tsp

  • Angel Hair Cole Slaw by Fresh Express

    Angel Hair Cole Slaw by Fresh Express

    1 cups

  • Parsley


    1 tablespoon, chopped

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 4

45 min

  • Step 1

    Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the butter and wait until it melts and turns foamy. Add largely diced celery and carrots. Saute for 3 minutes or so. Add 1 teaspoon of kosher salt.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Add the chicken breasts to the pot along with the water. Then add a bay leaf or two if they’re small. Add the black peppercorns. Bring the soup to a boil and then down to a simmer. Let it simmer for 30 minutes.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Remove the chicken from the pot to a cutting board to cool slightly. Then taking two forks, remove the meat from the bones and shred it into larger pieces. Add it back to the pot. Add the rest of the salt and taste the soup for seasoning. Adding more salt if necessary.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Divide soup into bowls and top with plenty of cabbage and a good amount of freshly cracked black pepper. Serve hot!
    Step 4

Comments 26

  • FantasticKale490064

    FantasticKale490064 a year ago

    There is no way this is 400 calories a bowl. Just look at the ingredients

    • Lizbrdh

      Lizbrdh 2 years ago

      I made this soup using Swanson broth and ready made chicken from Trader Joe’s which made it even easier. I added onion, garlic, red pepper flake, a dash of lemon juice and dried oregano to the celery and carrots. Then added the broth, brought it to a boil then covered and simmered for ten minutes. If using precooked chicken, add at the end and don’t simmer for over 15 mins. I added a bit of half and half (1/3 c) and garnished with fresh parsley…. It was sooo good! 😋

      • Jodydecker

        Jodydecker 2 years ago

        Delicious!! And satisfying!

        • Jomama27

          Jomama27 3 years ago

          you can get konjac noodles. no carbs. made from the konjac plant in japan. amazon has a great assortment. I used the fettuccine noodles for soup. you add them at the last minute.

          • FavorableKetone188384

            FavorableKetone188384 2 years ago

            Amazon has a wide variety of konjac pasta 4.5 calories per serving

          • barbaraedwards1497a9

            barbaraedwards1497a9 2 years ago

            Where do you get them? And is it really that many calories. Seems like a lot

          • AnthonySINY2021

            AnthonySINY2021 3 years ago

            Love konjak noodles

        • Amanda

          Amanda 3 years ago

          Did it last week.... it was great and the family loved it wanting more. easy crockpot set up as well

          • Idaho Mike

            Idaho Mike 3 years ago

            I used low sodium chicken stock instead of water. Substitute thin strips of low carb (net 6 for a whole wrap) tortillas for the coleslaw. Add a cup of fresh salsa for a great tortilla soup. Does add 4 carbs per serving but boy we like it.

            • Bj

              Bj 3 years ago

              I use pasta zero nasoya.. love them!

              • Cookiby

                Cookiby 3 years ago

                Delicious 😋

                • StellarArugula821464

                  StellarArugula821464 3 years ago


                  • Tom

                    Tom 3 years ago


                    • Nwise

                      Nwise 3 years ago

                      What would someone substitute for Angel Hair Cole Slaw?

                      • mimidare

                        mimidare 2 years ago

                        Hearts of palm angel hair

                      • Barbara

                        Barbara 3 years ago

                        My husband just said before super to use my cauliflower rice!

                      • Yamashib

                        Yamashib 3 years ago

                        I used riced cauliflower and made it more a chicken and rice recipe

                    • Nattie

                      Nattie 3 years ago

                      I didn’t find the broth flavorful. I even boiled the chicken longer than I needed to. I used chicken with bones in and skin. The broth tasted very watered down so I added canned broth. Other than the broth, it was alright.

                      • Barbara

                        Barbara 3 years ago

                        I wonder why it didn’t say chicken stock.

                      • Cookiby

                        Cookiby 3 years ago

                        I sometimes use 8oz can of manzanita tomatoes to the soup. That gives some flavor.

                    • Prhyme8

                      Prhyme8 3 years ago

                      Amazing recipe. My chicken didn’t have bones. That might take away from the nutrition but it was DELICIOUS none the less. I added some siracha hot sauce and damn! It made me love it even more.

                      • Little Buttercup

                        Little Buttercup 3 years ago

                        I have to be on a low iodine diet so no dairy... avocado oil worked fine and Kosher salt without iodine. Put it together quickly for the Instant Pot, "Normal" soup program. The chicken was super easy to shred. I added "organic no salt seasoning" - a blend and a little more Kosher salt. The cabbage was a great addition. I almost used noodles, but glad to discover the shredded cabbage. Hubs asked for a second big bowl. Will be great for lunch tomorrow which is supposed to be cold and damp. My store doesn't sell shredded cabbage but I had some left after making Cole slaw. 👍

                        • MN

                          MN 4 years ago

                          Is angel coleslaw shredded cabbage?

                          • ellsea

                            ellsea a year ago

                            Add fresh thinly sliced cabbage. Better taste. Cooked it in the soup

                          • Kalind

                            Kalind 4 years ago

                            Yes, it is very finely shredded cabbage. You can actually buy it already shredded this way in most grocery stores.

                        • kmn876

                          kmn876 4 years ago

                          Can you use a slow cooker for the recipe instead of stockpot? If so how long would I put the recipe in the slow cooker?? Thanks in advance