This Keto soup recipe is the best Keto Chicken noodle soup! Chicken thighs are simmered slowly in salted water to make homemade chicken stock. The thighs are cooked until tender and falling apart.
Onions, garlic, celery, and carrots are sauteed together in butter and then drowned in the homemade chicken broth. Tender, shredded chicken meat is added to the pot along with a bay leaf and simmered together for a while.
Before serving, zucchini noodles are added to the soup, retaining an “al dente” texture. The final soup is given a nice portion of chopped parsley for color and flavor. This soup is delicious and perfect for any low carb or Keto diet.
It will be a Keto soup recipe you will make again and again. Feel free to swap out the butter for olive oil or ghee to make this recipe Paleo.Read More
What is Keto?
According to Wikipedia, the ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrate and high in fat. “The ketogenic diet has become a popular treatment for the treatment of diabetes,” states Wikipedia. Many people have reported successful weight loss after a meal or two on this diet. Some YouTubers have gone to great lengths to recreate meals from the “real” world that are high in fat. Keto broth is not exactly a broth because it is high in fat. However, chicken broth broth is made from meat products. The same is true for this Keto soup. The perfect Keto Chicken Zoodle Soup Recipe We have developed a version of this Keto soup recipe that is a true broth. But instead of chicken, chicken stock and the meat are used to make the broth. As a bonus, the zoodles also help with the texture of the soup.
What Is in this Keto Soup?
This Keto Chicken Zoodle Soup Recipe has a bit of everything. This soup is: Creamy Tender Tender Saucy Creamy The soup’s thickness and consistency is thanks to the chicken thighs being cooked in chicken stock. Chicken stock is the essential component of this Keto Chicken Zoodle Soup recipe. Adding some fresh, raw chicken broth wouldn’t cut it. The stock made from the chicken thighs is the key. Tender The tenderness of this Keto soup recipe is all thanks to the shredded chicken meat. The meat is cooked on low heat with onions and garlic in butter until shreddable. Carbs The carbohydrate content in this Keto soup recipe is extremely low, and mostly composed of vegetables.
Why is this soup healthy?
This Keto chicken noodle soup is full of healthy ingredients, but it is also very tasty. You can enjoy this Keto soup recipe whenever you want, but a couple of preparation points to consider are if you have a smoothie blender or if you have a food processor. Because the chicken thighs are cooked in water, there are fewer fat molecules and much less moisture in the soup, so a food processor is preferred. Benefits of this Keto soup recipe This chicken noodle soup is known to be full of health benefits, as some would suggest, but the main health benefit is that of gut health. This Keto soup is loaded with nutrients, as all soup recipes are. But the combination of vegetables in the soup is especially rich in health benefits.
How to make the soup (step-by-step guide)
Start by browning the chicken thighs in a skillet. Keep on eye on the temperature and use low heat to keep it from burning. The chicken is done when the meat is cooked through and cooked all the way through. Once the thighs are done, drain them and add them to a stock pot. Add 2 bay leaves, 1 onion, 1 chopped garlic clove, and 1 carrot. If your zucchini noodles are still “al dente,” drain them and cut them in half. Add them to the stock pot along with a handful of fresh parsley. Add 4 cups of water to the stock pot and stir. Salt the water enough to prevent any clumping. Stir the mixture and allow the stock to come to a boil. While the soup is boiling, heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pot on the stove.
Because there are so many different types of bone broth on the market, it’s important to learn how to make your own! It’s also nice to know that this Chicken Zoodle Soup Recipe will go perfectly well with my Homemade Keto Zucchini Noodle Soup Recipe!
The Best Keto Chicken Zoodle Soup
Step 1Add the water to a large pot. Add in the chicken thighs. Bring the pot to a boil and then lower the heat to bring the water to a simmer. Add in 1 tablespoon sea salt. Turn the heat down to low to bring the water to a simmer, cook the chicken thighs until they are tender, about 1-1 ½ hours.
Step 2Heat a separate large pot until hot. Add in the butter and swirl the pan to coat. Add the minced garlic cloves, finely chopped white onion, sliced carrot, and sliced celery stalks.
Step 3Pull the now tender, cooked chicken thighs out of the broth and set them aside on a cutting board. Shred the chicken into small pieces. Discard any skin and bones which should fall away from the meat easily at this point.
Step 4Pour the broth into the onion mixture. Add in one bay leaf. Taste the broth making sure it is seasoned properly. If it is too salty, add a little more water. If it is not salty enough, add in more sea salt. However, if you simmer the chicken thighs until tender, the broth should be perfect.
Step 5Spiralize a zucchini. Then add in the zucchini noodles and cook very briefly. They will essentially cook with any residual heat from the broth. Serve the soup immediately. Feel free to add chopped parsley on top for a more herbaceous flavor.
Serving Size Bowl
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 220
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 9.6g15%
- Protein 29.8g60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
What type of chicken meat should I use?
Bone-in and skin-on chicken thighs are the best meat to use for this soup. Chicken thighs are higher in fat (therefore flavor). Feel free to use leg quarters instead or a combination of legs and thighs.
Can I use store-bought chicken broth?
Yes, if you want to take a small shortcut, feel free to use store-bought chicken broth or bone broth. If you go this route, be sure to find broth that has no sugar added and other additives that are not Keto-friendly. Using store-bought chicken broth will make this recipe quick and easy.
Are there other low carb noodles I can use?
Palmini noodles would be an excellent substitute for zucchini noodles if you are looking for something that has a similar look and texture to a traditional wheat noodle.