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!
USMetric
8 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. 110 g butter
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 2 2 celery stalk, choppedcelery stalks, chopped
  • 6 oz. 175 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 2 minced garlic cloveminced garlic cloves
  • 8 cups 2 liters chicken broth
  • 1 1 medium sized carrot, slicedmedium sized carrots, sliced
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 5 oz. 150 g green cabbage, sliced into strips

Instructions

Instructions are for 8 servings. Please modify as needed.

  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.

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No-noodle chicken soup

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This cabbage soup freezes well for those times when you don’t feel like cooking, but you need a healthy chicken no-noodle soup!

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115 comments

  1. nicolaslopezjr
    Don’t have bone broth, can I substitute with chicken bouillon? Also, how much can I eat in one sitting? Thanks.
    Reply: #102
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Don’t have bone broth, can I substitute with chicken bouillon? Also, how much can I eat in one sitting? Thanks.

    Boullion is going to have less fat and protein than home made bone broth. Also make sure and avoid boullion with sugar, msg or other added sugars and starches. This recipe as written makes 8 servings. If you have more than 1 serving, pay attention to how that affects the carb count.

  3. Jamie Boepple
    oh. my. GOODNESS. i read the rave reviews and thought, "People must be exaggerating, this is just soup." Boy was I wrong! How is this SO DELICIOUS?!
  4. William
    I made this in my slow cooker. It was fantastic.
  5. brenda
    I am not much for making or eating soup but I loved making this. It was SO simple. I used chicken bone broth in addition to plain (?) chicken broth. Thank you for such a simple and delicious recipe!!!
  6. Sandra
    Hello. I am from the UK and not used to using broth. I bought some from the local store but realised it had chicken bits as well veggie bits in it and is labeled 'hearty chicken & vegetable broth'. per 100g , energy 159g, energy kcal38, fat1.1g of which saturates 0.1g, carbohydrates 3.5 of which sugars 1.2g, fibre 0.6, protein 3.2g and salt 0.55g. Does this sound like the correct broth mentioned in the ingredients or should I be looking for something else? If so what should I look for?
    Really confused, couldn't find a helpful definition of what a broth is. Not sure if the USA has the same one as in the UK. Please advise. Thanks!
    Reply: #107
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hello. I am from the UK and not used to using broth. I bought some from the local store but realised it had chicken bits as well veggie bits in it and is labeled 'hearty chicken & vegetable broth'. per 100g , energy 159g, energy kcal38, fat1.1g of which saturates 0.1g, carbohydrates 3.5 of which sugars 1.2g, fibre 0.6, protein 3.2g and salt 0.55g. Does this sound like the correct broth mentioned in the ingredients or should I be looking for something else? If so what should I look for?
    Really confused, couldn't find a helpful definition of what a broth is. Not sure if the USA has the same one as in the UK. Please advise. Thanks!

    Hi Sandra! You can make your own broth by boiling chicken bones! You can use chicken bones in this recipe and the vegetables are optional.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/bone-broth

  8. Yvonne
    Just made this for lunch, absolutely delicious. I blitzed it though as I like thick soups.
  9. Terry
    Pet peeve: people who reply to recipe posts describing the things they added, substituted, or left out. And now I'm going to do just that (I hate myself), because adding some herbs brought this soup from a 3-star to a **5-star** that I can scarcely leave in the fridge. So here it is: add the Simon and Garfunkel herbs: parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme. I didn't measure...a little of each, but more of parsley. Best chicken soup I have ever had.
  10. Tamara
    Do I have to use a whole rotisserie chicken? If I wanted to use chicken breast and thigh for example, how much would I need please?
    Reply: #112
  11. Tamara
    Can anyone please also tell me how big is one portion? In ml? Many thanks!
    Reply: #113
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Do I have to use a whole rotisserie chicken? If I wanted to use chicken breast and thigh for example, how much would I need please?

    You would want approximately 4-6 ounces of chicken per serving. That is about 115 - 170g.

  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can anyone please also tell me how big is one portion? In ml? Many thanks!

    Unfortunately that is going to vary based on how much your soup cooked down. You can use the drop down menu to change the number of servings if you don't need all 8. That may make it easier to portion out.

  14. Terry
    Pet peeve: people who reply to recipe posts describing the things they added, substituted, or left out. And now I'm going to do just that (I hate myself), because adding some herbs brought this soup from a 3-star to a **5-star** that I can scarcely leave in the fridge. So here it is: add the Simon and Garfunkel herbs: parsley is in there already....add sage, rosemary, and thyme. I didn't measure...a teaspoon or so of each for 6 servings, and a little less thyme. Best chicken soup I have ever had.
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  16. Gerald Ditro
    My selection is for 2 people on the Recipe/Shopping list but on this soup recipe it comes up as 8 servings. Shouldn't it be 4 servings. One Dinner and One lunch for two people?
    Reply: #117
  17. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    My selection is for 2 people on the Recipe/Shopping list but on this soup recipe it comes up as 8 servings. Shouldn't it be 4 servings. One Dinner and One lunch for two people?

    Yes, and if you cook from the Recipes tab of the meal plan, that is how it will display. You have clicked through from the meal plan to the public version of the recipe. You can cook from the Recipes tab of the meal plan or if you do click through, you can adjust the number of servings.

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