Finally, a hearty cream of chicken soup that’s not just warm and comforting — it’s 100% low-carb and keto. The best part? It’s ready in under a half hour with very little prep time,
Add this chicken soup recipe to your list of quick and easy weeknight meals or double your batch and freeze what you don’t eat for a satisfying snack on super busy days.
Most canned cream of chicken soups contain fillers, thickeners, and tons of hidden carbs. Not to mention gluten and other additives you don’t want in your body.
This keto cream of chicken soup comes with health benefits instead. Each rich and creamy bite is nutrient-dense and — best of all — won’t kick you out of ketosis.
This keto chicken soup is:
- Comfort food
- Dairy-free (optional)
- Sugar-free low-carb
The main ingredients in this creamy chicken soup include:
- Chicken bone broth
- Chicken breasts
- Grass-fed butter
- Heavy cream or full-fat coconut cream
Health Benefits Of Keto Cream Of Chicken Soup
#1. Promotes Glowing Skin
Carrots are also packed with skin-supporting nutrients like beta-carotene, which act as antioxidants in your body. Phytonutrients like beta-carotene may protect against oxidative damage from UV rays, pollution, or poor diet choices[*][*].
The keto diet is known for its anti-inflammatory effects, specifically when it comes to brain inflammation[*].
This is mostly because high-carb diets cause an inflammatory response via chronic high blood sugar and corresponding insulin levels. A healthy ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet that still incorporates plenty of nutrient-dense, fresh foods.
Celery, onion, and carrots all provide important phytonutrients that can quell inflammation, but bone broth and coconut cream also offer benefits.
Coconut cream is rich in vitamins C and E, which are potent antioxidants that can help fight inflammation. And MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) in coconut are linked to fat loss and lowering your risk of heart disease, which is connected to high inflammation levels[*].
Grass-fed butter contains butyric acid, which may reduce inflammation by downregulating inflammatory protein molecules. Oral butyric acid has been shown to improve symptoms of Chrons disease and colitis[*].
#3. Helps Support A Healthy Gut
Celery is loaded with powerful nutrients that support digestive health, including antioxidants, fiber, and water. Celery extracts are studied for their potential medicinal properties, from lowering blood glucose and serum lipid levels to providing anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits[*][*].
The nutrients in bone broth are also well-known for their gut-healing properties. Gelatin, which is abundant in properly-made bone broth, may support and protect your gut by balancing gut bacteria and strengthening your gut lining[*]. The amino acid glutamine may also help heal your gut lining, and prevent the condition known as leaky gut.
Get plenty of bone broth, veggies, and healthy fats for a strong gut and anti-inflammatory benefits that will keep you and your body strong.Print
Easy Keto Cream of Chicken Soup
This low-carb keto cream of chicken soup recipe will satisfy all your cravings for a hearty, cold-weather meal. Plus, it takes under 30 minutes to make.
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 cups 1x
- 4 cups chicken broth or bone broth
- 4 chicken breasts or organic rotisserie chicken (boneless, cooked, and shredded)
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 carrots (roughly chopped)
- 1 cup celery (roughly chopped)
- 1 onion (roughly chopped)
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream or coconut cream
- Melt butter In a large saucepan set to medium heat.
- Add carrots, celery, onion, salt, and pepper. Saute for 5-6 minutes until vegetables are slightly softened.
- Stir in shredded chicken, then pour in the chicken stock or broth and cream.
- Cook for 12-15 minutes under low-medium heat.
- Sprinkle in xanthan gum while contually stirring. Simmer soup for an additional 5-6 minutes. Add more xanthan gum for a thicker consistency, if you want.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 433
- Fat: 35g
- Carbohydrates: 8g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 20g
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