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 (2¾ oz.) 2 (80 g) celery stalk, choppedcelery stalks, chopped
  • 6 oz. 170 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 2 minced garlic cloveminced garlic cloves
  • 8 cups 1.9 liters chicken broth
  • 2 oz. 55 g 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.

Tip

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

Video

No-noodle chicken soup

Keto chicken soup quick tip

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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144 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.

  18. brenda27
    I'm confused by the nutritional analysis on this recipe. How are you getting 71% fat from half an ounce of butter per serving?
    Reply: #119
  19. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm confused by the nutritional analysis on this recipe. How are you getting 71% fat from half an ounce of butter per serving?

    There is also fat in the bone broth if you make your own, and also from the chicken since you are using dark and white meat.

  20. Michelle McTaggart
    Hi. This was delicious and just what I needed after 8 weeks on the keto plan. I’ve one question about the calories you have listed in the ingredients. The ingredient list for one serving does not add up to 509 calories. Please help. Thank you, Michelle
    Reply: #121
  21. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi. This was delicious and just what I needed after 8 weeks on the keto plan. I’ve one question about the calories you have listed in the ingredients. The ingredient list for one serving does not add up to 509 calories. Please help. Thank you, Michelle

    If you are getting fewer calories from your calculations, you may not be using home made bone broth, but store bought stock. A home made broth will have more collagen and gelatin, which adds protein and fat, and therefore calories.

  22. Donna Barker
    I made this with store bought broth and just added a couple of teaspoons of chicken boullion. It was delicious, and I don't normally like cabbage. My husband loved it too!
  23. elena.papalexopoulou
    Why not boil the chicken, use the broth and the chicken?
    Reply: #124
  24. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Why not boil the chicken, use the broth and the chicken?

    You can definitely choose to do that. This is designed to be a recipe that is quick to prepare, which is why it calls for the rotisserie chicken and already made bone broth. If you have longer to prepare, you can boil the chicken and use the broth. Bone broth will have more electrolytes though, as well as the collagen and gelatin from the bones.

  25. Sandra Generali
    I think this is more a diet dish...no fat in it
    Also no direction on serving size. Haven’t tasted it yet but don’t think it’s worth work
    Reply: #126
  26. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I think this is more a diet dish...no fat in it
    Also no direction on serving size. Haven’t tasted it yet but don’t think it’s worth work

    The recipe is prepared with 4 oz of butter and has about 40 grams of fat per serving. For a serving, divided your finished soup by the number of servings you set the recipe. I hope you enjoy it.

  27. Jaime
    Please could someone suggest an easy alternative to this meal as won't get a chance to make this. The alter 3 needs to stay within the 2 week challenge parameters, so it's that just a case of looking for a dinner that's 4g carb or is there more to it?
    Reply: #128
  28. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Please could someone suggest an easy alternative to this meal as won't get a chance to make this. The alter 3 needs to stay within the 2 week challenge parameters, so it's that just a case of looking for a dinner that's 4g carb or is there more to it?

    Generally speaking you can choose any of our green circle keto meals.

  29. Mel
    Curious as to why carrot is included in the ingredients? Isn’t it high in carbs?
    Reply: #130
  30. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Curious as to why carrot is included in the ingredients? Isn’t it high in carbs?

    Yes, a larger amount of carrots would be high carb. The carb count for a whole serving of this soup is only 4g net carbs.

  31. Birgit
    standard noodles are no option indeed.
    But you can use low carb noodles, such as shirataki noodles.
    You can even make shirataki noodles yourself.
    All it takes is glucomannan, ice cold water, calcium hydroxide, a whisker and a noodle press.
  32. Christopher
    This is genuinely one of the nicest chicken soup recipes I've ever come across. It's so hearty, filling and absolutely delicious. I'll be making this again many times!
    Reply: #133
  33. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This is genuinely one of the nicest chicken soup recipes I've ever come across. It's so hearty, filling and absolutely delicious. I'll be making this again many times!

    I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

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  35. Eram
    I found the amount of chicken a bit much so reduced it. Otherwise it was becoming just chicken and barely any soup.
  36. Yvonne
    This is my favourite soup, so tasty & filling.
  37. Beth
    This was excellent! The bone broth that I used did not have any fat in it. Would you recommend adding extra butter?
    Reply: #138
  38. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This was excellent! The bone broth that I used did not have any fat in it. Would you recommend adding extra butter?

    That would be up to your personal preference if you felt the soup would benefit from a little bit of the butter flavor or added texture.

  39. Kim
    I used a stock powder and replaced the celery with green beans, great tasty meal and doesn't take long to cook.
  40. Belinda
    Hey, if I cooked this soup but strained it and just used the water and broth would that break my fast if I was intermittent fasting.
    I can’t drink the broth but I like the taste of this?
    Cheers
  41. Una
    The broth is a big problem. Not sure where I am supposed to get beef or lamb bones in England when I shop in a supermarket and a butcher is miles away. Then you mention you can use chicken bones instead? But are these raw bones, so I have to buy a whole chicken and strip the chicken of all its meat for the bones? Or are the bones the left over bones from roasting a chicken? Please can you suggest a broth alternative for a British audience, rather than American?
    Reply: #142
  42. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    The broth is a big problem. Not sure where I am supposed to get beef or lamb bones in England when I shop in a supermarket and a butcher is miles away. Then you mention you can use chicken bones instead? But are these raw bones, so I have to buy a whole chicken and strip the chicken of all its meat for the bones? Or are the bones the left over bones from roasting a chicken? Please can you suggest a broth alternative for a British audience, rather than American?

    You can use any leftover bones from any meat you cook. You can save them in your freezer until you have a whole batch ready to make bone broth with. If you don't cook meat with bones, you can buy any kind of stock or broth in a can or carton at the grocery store. Here is one example available from Tesco. You can probably find a version without the sugar syrup as well. Sainsbury's should have options as well. You can also ask your store's customer service desk for options available to you locally.
    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/299610863
    https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/stock/sainsburys-signatur...

  43. Cheralyn
    I've made this twice now. The first time while delicious, I felt too much meat. I used packaged chicken stock both times, but the second time I made this I used half the amount of chicken meat it called for and enjoyed it much more as I like more broth with my soup. I also added juice of half a lemon for extra zing. Yummy!!!
  44. Mary
    Hi ... how much would this change the carb content if I used 60 gram of Eskal hearts of palm spaghetti? Thanks.
    Reply: #145
  45. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi ... how much would this change the carb content if I used 60 gram of Eskal hearts of palm spaghetti? Thanks.

    It would probably be about the same. You could compare the nutrition information of the quantity of cabbage noodles with the quantity of hearts of palm noodles to see how they match up.

  46. Mary
    Thanks Kristen ... on checking I'm surprised how low carb this product is. I'll definitely be trying it with the DD carbonara recipe (instead if zucchini zoodles and add it to the soup 😊
  47. Maria
    I buy a free range chicken and boil it with vegetables. Strip meat from the bones. Then have chicken soup and chicken for other meals.
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