If you crave hearty, simple soups that warm you up on a chilly day, you're going to love this quick and easy Keto Chicken Soup! This dish is savory, satisfying, and can be ready in about 30 minutes. Best of all, you only need eight ingredients plus your noodles of choice, and everything comes together in one pot on the stove. (I like to add palmini noodles for an easy low-carb option!)
Whether someone is feeling under the weather or you're just looking for a hearty soup to brighten your day, Keto Chicken Noodle Soup is sure to delight.
Growing up in Florida, I didn't know the magical power soup has to warm you up on a cold day. Now, as soon as I feel the first chill in the air, I can't wait to start making all my soups!
This Keto Chicken Soup is a staple in my family. It's the kind of simple, savory dish that fills you with comfort from that very first spoonful.
I also love that I only need eight ingredients, my noodles of choice, and some fresh parsley for garnish.
And the entire meal comes together in one pot on the stove for easy prep and cleanup! (Easy recipes are key for sticking to the keto diet.)
Soup has always been a classic dish to make when you're feeling under the weather - it is one of my favorite comfort foods.
Whether you're trying to help someone feel better or want some cozy comfort in a bowl, I think you're going to love this Low Carb Chicken Noodle Soup.
Ingredients for Making Keto Chicken Soup Recipe
- Chicken - Use 4 cups of pre-cooked and shredded chicken. This can be chicken breast, chicken thighs, or a combination. To save time you could use store-bought rotisserie chicken.
- Broth - Because the broth makes up a large part of the soup, make sure you're using something high quality. Homemade is always best!
- Noodles - I recommend palmini, but you can use any low-carb noodle you prefer.
- Oil - I prefer olive oil for cooking down the onion and celery.
- Onion and celery - These will give the soup depth of flavor. You can add garlic if you like.
- Fresh herbs - I cook fresh thyme in the soup and then garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
- Salt and pepper - These help enhance the rest of the ingredients in the soup, so definitely don't skip them! Make sure you taste at the end of the cooking time and adjust to your liking.
Tips, Tricks & Variations
- Quality of broth matters! Whenever possible, I recommend making your own to really maximize flavor. I like to use my Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth.
- Finish the soup with a squeeze of lemon juice to add brightness and bring together the salty, rich flavors.
- To make it spicy, add some crushed red pepper or a little cayenne.
- For a creamy soup, add in ½ cup heavy cream or 3 ounces diced cream cheese.
- For a non-traditional twist, top with shredded cheddar.
Alternatives to Palmini Noodles
- Vegetable noodles made from zucchini, cabbage, or spaghetti squash are a nutritious option.
- Shirataki pasta (also known as miracle noodles) is made from the fiber of the konjac plant root and is very popular in the low-carb community.
- Kelp noodles are a popular low-carb noodle option for soups, although their texture is slightly different. People either love or hate them, but they're worth a try.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! This Low Carb Chicken Soup Recipe is made with all keto-friendly ingredients, so you can enjoy every spoonful without worrying about getting kicked out of ketosis.
Palmini noodles, which are made from hearts of palm, are my go to. I love them in noodle soups or as a replacement for pasta.
However, you could also use vegetable noodles, shirataki noodles, or any other kind of low-carb noodle. These options are all suitable for a gluten free chicken soup as well.
You bet! The shredded chicken makes this a great, hearty soup with or without noodles. You could also add more chicken if you don't plan to add noodles.
The carbs in canned chicken soups will vary based on whether they include noodles and if there are added starches or fillers. Homemade Chicken Keto Soup, on the other hand, only has X carbs per serving!
Absolutely! The noodles will hold up very well in a soup. Make sure to bake the spaghetti squash first, then add it to the soup at the very end to warm through before serving.
Of course! Bell peppers, zucchini, spinach, or cauliflower rice would all be great additions for your Keto Chicken Vegetable Soup. You could also add a small amount of carrots, but because it's a higher-carb vegetable, you'll want to watch your portions to keep your chicken soup keto.
Tools Needed to Make Keto Chicken Noodle Soup
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- Medium saucepan
- Wooden spoon
Keto Soup with chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should be eaten within three to four days.
How to Make Keto Chicken Soup
For a full visual walk through with instructions, see my Keto Chicken Soup Web Story.
In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.
Add the onion, celery, and fresh thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
Increase the heat to high and add the broth. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce to medium-low.
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Add the chicken, salt, and pepper. Stir in the palmini noodles, then cook for another 5 minutes until heated through.
More Keto Soup Recipes
- With just six ingredients, you'll want to make this Keto Pumpkin Soup all fall and winter long.
- If you like potato soup, you're going to fall in love with this creamy Keto Cauliflower Soup!
- For a ridiculously comforting dish, Low Carb Keto Chicken Pot Pie Soup is everything you want from a meal in the confines of one easy bowl.
- Keto Mushroom Soup is rich and creamy but still light for a downright delicious meal.
Keto Chicken Soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup diced yellow onion
- 1 stalk celery diced
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 4 cups shredded cooked chicken
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 can palmini noodles rinsed
- For garnish: fresh parsley
- Heat the oil over medium heat.
- Add the onion and celery, and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
- Increase the heat to high and add the broth. Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium-low.
- Cook for 15 minutes. Add the chicken, salt, and pepper.
- Stir in the palmini noodles, and cook for another 5 minutes, until heated through.