10 net carbs

Chicken soup

Savor the comforting blend of tender chicken, vegetables, and savory broth in our low-carb chicken soup, a wholesome twist on the classic dish perfect for satisfying cravings without compromising taste.

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Chicken soup

Low-carb Keto chicken soup served in a light grey bowl.

Low-carb chicken soup [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Discover the irresistible flavor of our low-carb chicken soup, a comforting blend of tender chicken, vegetables, and savory broth. This hearty dish offers a wholesome twist on the classic noodle soup, perfect for satisfying cravings without compromising taste. With simple ingredients and easy preparation, it's ideal for anyone seeking a delicious low-carb option. Whether you're craving a cozy weeknight meal or a nourishing dish to share with family and friends, this recipe promises to delight your taste buds and warm your soul.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Net Carbs 10 g
*Net carbs are per serving


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • ½-1 teaspoon teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and black pepper
  • Optional garnish: freshly chopped parsley


  • In a blender (or food processor), pulse the cauliflower florets until rice-sized pieces have formed. You may need to do this in batches.
    Side-view, close-up of cauliflower florets in a blender to make cauliflower rice.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add the onion, cook for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Add the ginger and garlic, and cook for another 30 seconds until fragrant.
    Top view of cooking onions, garlic, and fresh ginger in a pot as part of low-carb chicken soup.
  • Add the riced cauliflower to the pot and cook for 5-8 minutes until lightly browned.
    Top view of cooking cauliflower rice in a pot as part of low-carb chicken soup.
  • Add the carrots, celery, chicken broth, and crushed red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add the chicken breasts and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165F/75C.
    Top-view of low-carb chicken soup simmering.
  • Carefully remove the chicken from the pot and shred it. *Chicken will be hot, handle it carefully.
    Close-up side view of shredding boiled chicken with two forks.
  • Return shredded chicken to the pot and stir to combine everything. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
    Top view of cooking low-carb chicken soup in a large pot.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy!
    Close-up top view of low-carb chicken soup in a blue bowl garnished with fresh parsley.




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Heavy cream

Pay attention to the carbohydrate count in the brand of heavy cream you select. Some brands have sugar added, which can drastically affect the carb count and will change the nutritional value of this recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this chicken soup recipe Keto?

Yes. One serving of this chicken soup recipe has 10 grams of net carbs. If you’re closely watching your carbohydrate intake, you’ll want to pay attention to portion size. You can also omit the carrot from the recipe to reduce the carb count.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, our chicken soup recipe is gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: Prepare soup base, refrigerate, and add shredded chicken just before serving for optimal texture.
  • Storing leftovers: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Freezing instructions: Cool soup completely, then freeze in freezer-safe containers or bags for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator if frozen, then gently warm on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through.

Additional Details

Delve into the comforting warmth of our low-carb chicken soup, a rendition of the timeless favorite designed with diabetes management in mind. This hearty soup satisfies cravings while providing nourishment and flavor, perfect for those seeking a delicious yet carb-conscious option.

Chicken soup has long been known for its soothing properties, dating back centuries as a go-to remedy for colds and ailments. Traditionally made with noodles, our low-carb variation offers a modern twist on this classic dish, catering to individuals managing their carbohydrate intake.

Details about ingredients

  • Cauliflower: This versatile cruciferous vegetable is a low-carb alternative to traditional noodles, providing a satisfying texture while keeping the dish diabetes-friendly.
  • Chicken: A lean source of protein, chicken not only adds heartiness to the soup but also helps maintain muscle mass and regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Vegetables: Onions, garlic, celery, and carrots contribute depth of flavor and essential nutrients, enhancing the overall taste and nutritional profile of the soup.
  • Broth: Chicken broth forms the flavorful base of the soup, adding richness without the need for high-carb thickeners.


  • Vegetarian option: Swap chicken for tofu or add extra vegetables like mushrooms and bell peppers for a hearty vegetarian version.
  • Spice it up: Adjust the level of crushed red pepper flakes to suit your taste preferences, adding a kick of heat for those who enjoy a bit of spice.
  • Add greens: Incorporate leafy greens such as spinach or kale to boost fiber and vitamins.

Serving pairings

Pair our low-carb chicken soup with a side salad of mixed greens drizzled with olive oil and vinegar for a complete and satisfying meal. Alternatively, serve with a slice of low-carb bread or a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese for added flavor.

Benefits for people with diabetes

  • Low-carb: By using cauliflower instead of noodles, this soup offers a reduced carbohydrate option suitable for individuals managing diabetes.
  • Balanced nutrition: Packed with lean protein, fiber-rich vegetables, and low-glycemic ingredients, our chicken soup provides a well-rounded meal that helps stabilize blood sugar levels.
  • Hydration: Staying hydrated is essential for diabetes management, and a bowl of soup can contribute to daily fluid intake while providing essential nutrients.

Health benefits of chicken soup

  • Soothing: Chicken soup has been known for its comforting properties, providing warmth and hydration during illness.
  • Nutrient-rich: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from the vegetables and chicken, this soup supports overall health and immune function.
  • Easy to digest: The gentle flavors and easily digestible ingredients make chicken soup a gentle option for those experiencing digestive issues or appetite loss.


  • Batch cooking: Make a large batch of soup and store it in individual portions for easy reheating throughout the week.
  • Freezing: Chicken soup freezes well, allowing for convenient meal prep and ensuring you always have a comforting option on hand.
  • Flavor enhancers: Experiment with herbs and spices such as thyme, rosemary, or turmeric to add depth of flavor without extra calories or carbs.

Indulge in the nourishing goodness of our low-carb chicken soup, a diabetes-friendly twist on the beloved classic. With its hearty ingredients, flavorful broth, and healthful benefits, this soup is a comforting addition to any mealtime repertoire. Whether you’re seeking a soul-warming remedy or a satisfying low-carb option, our chicken soup is sure to delight your taste buds and support your wellness journey.

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