Keto no-noodle chicken soup

Keto no-noodle chicken soup

Made with healing bone broth, this keto chicken no-noodle soup with healthy cabbage is warm and comforting when it’s cold outside, when you’re fighting a cold, or you just crave a hearty soup!

Keto no-noodle chicken soup

Made with healing bone broth, this keto chicken no-noodle soup with healthy cabbage is warm and comforting when it’s cold outside, when you’re fighting a cold, or you just crave a hearty soup!
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8 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. 110 g butter
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 2 (2¾ oz.) 2 (80 g) celery stalk, choppedcelery stalks, chopped
  • 6 oz. (2½ cups) 170 g (600 ml) mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 2 minced garlic cloveminced garlic cloves
  • 8 cups 1.9 liters chicken broth
  • 2 oz. (7 tbsp) 55 g (100 ml) carrot, slicedcarrots, sliced
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • (223 lbs) (1.2 kg) rotisserie chicken* , shredded
  • 5 oz. 140 g green cabbage, sliced into strips
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Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot, over medium heat.
  2. Add dried onion, chopped celery, sliced mushrooms and garlic into the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add broth, sliced carrot, parsley, salt, and pepper. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
  4. Add cooked chicken and cabbage. Simmer for an additional 8-12 minutes until the cabbage “noodles” are tender.

Tips

*One rotisserie chicken yields about 4 cups (1.25 lb, 600 g) of shredded white and dark chicken meat.

This cabbage soup freezes well for those times when you don’t feel like cooking, but you need a healthy chicken no-noodle soup! You can also store it in the refrigerator for up to four days.

What to serve with keto chicken soup?

If you're looking for a low carb cracker or bread recipe to serve with our keto chicken soup, try a few of our favorites like our easy-to-make seed crackers or sesame crispbread.

The Keto bread can be used to make a sandwich for a warming soup and sandwich combo, or make quick and easy low carb mug bread for a crisp, toasted side for your soup.

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162 comments

  1. Diana Mason
    I’ve been making my own version of this for years! So funny you use practically the same ingredients! I add rosemary and a bit of marsala wine. And I sauté using olive oil, not butter.
    This soup leaves SO much room for tweaking, so pretty much anything people do to change it will work.
    BTW, I make this as my “need to get back on track” after eating badly for a bit. Always works. I eat only this (my own version of the Cabbage Soup diet) for 2-3 days and I’m able to “cleanse” those carbs and cravings and resume better eating again!
  2. Pam
    I made it with one large chicken breast and one large thigh and it made plenty of chicken for the soup.
    I also added green beans, which hubby and I love in our soups and stews.
  3. Leo
    I stripped and shredded the meat while chicken was warm, put in fridge until next day. Put bones, skin and everything else in small stock pot with peppercorns, various vegetable scraps ( celery leaves, onion etc.) some herbs and slow simmered all night. The next day I added a tsp. of bouillon paste. Makes about a quart of broth. Leave the fat in the broth. Soup was delicious.
  4. Emily
    Great recipe. However, in the video Kristie says at 0:30, "This is 3 tablespoons of butter," and the amount she adds to the pan appears to be that, and not 4 ounces of butter as the recipe above and the recipe slide at the end of the video state.
    Reply: #155
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Great recipe. However, in the video Kristie says at 0:30, "This is 3 tablespoons of butter," and the amount she adds to the pan appears to be that, and not 4 ounces of butter as the recipe above and the recipe slide at the end of the video state.

    This recipe shows that it was updated in August, and it looks like the butter was adjusted at that time. The written recipes are quicker and easier to update than the video versions.

  6. Luna
    I love this recipe, personally I roasted my own chicken thigs and used the fat juices to give the soup that bit extra considering I was unable to get a bone broth and had to use a broth pod instead. As this is autumn months and COVID and flu are running rampant I decided to add a bit of extra garlic and also a little bit of ginger. Because I am suspicious of sugar in chicken spice blends I did use a little pinch of msg on the chicken, which I know it is not most healthy but i felt like the flavor came out just that much more pungent. I added a little spoon of tamarind and a dash of sesame oil at the very end and my God, you just can't get enough.

    *Note on the MSG point: as with all diets at times you miss a flavor that might not be easily replicated, so when once in a blue moon I do decide to "cheat" I would add either that pinch of msg to chicken or a little dash of franks hot sauce (which i read is considered dirty keto) to my beef patty. All journeys towards change in nutrition are hard so I reckoned as I become more used to the new way of cooking, those are my tiny dietary sins that don't end up having a massive impact in the long run, so long it is not all the time.

  7. Dale Olstinske
    I finally found the color coding you use for your recipes, in the FAQ section. Some recipes have an additional circle around the color?
    , what does this signify?
    Reply: #158
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I finally found the color coding you use for your recipes, in the FAQ section. Some recipes have an additional circle around the color?
    , what does this signify?

    The blue circle around the green, yellow or orange circles indicate that it is also a high protein recipe. You can tap or click on the colored circle to see the official designation and what it means as well as the specific macronutrient breakdown. This recipe, specifically, is a high-protein keto recipe.

  9. Irene
    Could you clarify the amount of chicken used in this recipe, please. At "Ingredients" it says 1½ (1.2 kg) rotisserie chicken* , shredded, but according to the tips 1 rotisserie chicken yields 600g. Should I use 900g or 1200g in this recipe? Also, which of these amounts was used to calculate the nutrition information?
    Thanks
    Reply: #160
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Could you clarify the amount of chicken used in this recipe, please. At "Ingredients" it says 1½ (1.2 kg) rotisserie chicken* , shredded, but according to the tips 1 rotisserie chicken yields 600g. Should I use 900g or 1200g in this recipe? Also, which of these amounts was used to calculate the nutrition information?
    Thanks

    The list of ingredients refers to the weight of the whole chicken. The tips indicate how much meat you could expect to get from a certain weight of whole chicken, which would discount the bones. This weight is given in case you buy pre-shredded chicken or have pre-shredded chicken on hand from a previous recipe or if you have breasts or thighs pre-shredded. For this recipe for 8 servings, you would use the meat from 1.5 rotisserie chickens which is approximately 900g. You can also adjust the number of servings to 6 if you wish to just use one rotisserie chicken.

  11. Irene
    Thank you.
    I assumed the amounts given in your recipes were for the edible parts only.
  12. Kathryn
    My favorite soup! I divide it into mason jars and then take it to work. The only problem is that everyone at work wants me to make it for them, especially if I have shared it with them in the past.
    Reply: #163
  13. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    My favorite soup! I divide it into mason jars and then take it to work. The only problem is that everyone at work wants me to make it for them, especially if I have shared it with them in the past.

    Sounds like quite the compliment! So glad you love it!

  14. Vi Norris
    Is it 4 oz of butter or 3 tablespoons of butter. 4oz seems to be too much.
    Reply: #165
  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is it 4 oz of butter or 3 tablespoons of butter. 4oz seems to be too much.

    The 4oz of butter is by weight for 8 servings, which is equivalent to 8 Tablespoons. You can reduce the amount if you don't want to use that much.

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