Yesterday a friend of mine came down with the flu. I don't know about you but when I have a bad cold and feel crappy a nice warm bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup is the BEST. The last thing I want to do is cook for myself so I knew I had to make her some!
I decided to do a low carb version since Kevin & I are doing more low carb/ keto right now and I know she would be down for it as well. Oh my goodness, the noodles are so not necessary! It turned out awesome and I didn't really use a recipe. I just knew I didn't want to use noodles and that a savory tasty soup was what I was going for. I guess I basically made this up and I have to admit I am pretty proud. Haha. It is okay for us to be proud of ourselves ya know. Anyway, as I always do- when I find something or make something awesome I must share it with you!
If you come down with the flu yourself or a friend or someone in your family does, make this. Or heck if it just sounds good to you whip it up! It's pretty easy, especially with a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken.
Stay healthy and happy friends!
Low Carb Chicken No Noodle Soup
Total time: 30 minutes
2 cups chopped and cooked chicken ( i recommend rotisserie chicken)
6 cups unsalted chicken broth or bone broth
4 T avocado oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1/3 cup diced carrot ( approx 1 med-large size carrot)
1 cup sliced celery
1 bay leaf
1 sliced large garlic clove ( or 1/2 tsp chopped garlic in the jar)
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 cup dry white wine ( if you don't want to use wine sub with 2 teaspoons lemon juice mixed with water to make 1/4 cup)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1 T onion powder
1 T garlic powder
S & P to taste
Peel then cut up the veggies. Dice up the chicken.
In a lidded pot add the oil and heat to medium-high.
When hot add the veggies, bay leaf, and lemon zest. Give a nice stir to mix and coat everything.
Turn the heat down to medium. Add the spices, the wine ( or lemon mixed with water), and stir to mix. Cover and let cook for 3 minutes.
Add the broth and bring to a nice boil.
Once it boils reduce to a simmer and let the veggies get cooked through and tender. You can always check if they are cooked by piercing them with a fork.
Add in the chicken. Sprinkle in a little salt and pepper to taste. Let it cook for about 10 more minutes at a low simmer.
Enjoy! And if you have a friend who isn't feeling well keep this recipe in your back pocket to cook up for them. Sharing is caring! And chicken soup really is good for the soul!
*makes 6 servings ( 1/2 a cup each)
* 5 net carbs.