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Healthy Paleo Chicken Soup

Healthy Paleo Chicken Soup is a delicious, Whole30, keto meal. Easily made in the instant pot or slow cooker - it's a cozy, yummy dinner everyone will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy chicken soup, keto chicken soup, low carb chicken soup, paleo chicken soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 357kcal
WW Freestyle Points 1
Author The Clean Eating Couple

Ingredients

Instructions

Crockpot Instructions:

  • In a pan, heat olive oil. Saute celery, onion, carrots and garlic for about 5 minutes. (This step is optional but highly recommended for best flavor!)
  • In the slow cooker base, layer chicken breasts on the bottom. Layer cooked veggie mixture on top. Sprinkle with spices + fill to the top with chicken stock.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Once soup has cooked, remove chicken breasts and shred by pulling apart with forks (they should fall apart easily). Add the shredded chicken back to the pot + stir.
  • When ready to serve, add raw, room temperature zucchini noodles, they will warm in the soup!
  • Tip: For best results, I recommend adding the zucchini noodles to the bowl instead of adding to the slow cooker pot. This way your zucchini noodles/spinach won’t get soggy if you eat leftovers.

Instant Pot Instructions:

  • Turn instant pot on sauté mode for 5 minutes. In pot, heat olive oil. Sauté celery, onion, carrots and garlic for about 5 minutes.
  • Once vegetables have sautéd, layer chicken breasts on top of mixture. Sprinkle with spices + fill with chicken stock. (It is recommended to add 2 total quarts of broth if using instant pot, vs 1.5 quarts for slow cooker due to the high pressure cooking
  • Cover instant pot and set to ‘Soup’ for 13 minutes.
  • Allow the soup to come to pressure and cook. Once finished, quick release the pressure. Remove bay leaves and throw away.
  • Remove chicken from the pot + shred on a cutting board with forks or in a mixer.
  • Place chicken back in instant pot, and stir to combine. 
  • When ready to serve, add raw, room temperature zucchini noodles, they will warm in the soup!
  • Tip: For best results, I recommend adding the zucchini noodles to the bowl instead of adding to the slow cooker pot. This way your zucchini noodles/spinach won’t get soggy if you eat leftovers.

Stovetop Instructions:

  • In a pan, heat olive oil. Sauté celery, onion, carrots and garlic for about 5 minutes. 
  • Add chicken breasts into the pot. Stir in spices and add in chicken stock.
  • Turn the stove to high heat and bring the soup to a boil. Once boiling reduce to a simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  • After soup has simmered, remove chicken breasts from the pot + shred on a cutting board with forks or in a mixer. 
  • Place chicken back in the pot, and stir to combine. 
  • When ready to serve, add raw, room temperature zucchini noodles, they will warm in the soup!

Notes

Tip: For best results, I recommend adding the zucchini noodles to the bowl instead of adding to the slow cooker pot. This way your zucchini noodles/spinach won’t get soggy if you eat leftovers.
Substitutions for  this Paleo Chicken Soup Recipe:
  • Rosemary - You can omit rosemary if you don't like it. If you don't have fresh rosemary you can sub with 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Chicken- You can use boneless chicken thighs in this recipe if you prefer, but I like it better with chicken breasts.
  • Carrots- If you are on a strict keto diet and need to reduce the carbs in this recipe further, you can decrease the amount of carrots in the soup
  • Zucchini Noodles- For best results, I recommend adding the zucchini noodles to the bowl instead of adding to the slow cooker pot. This way your zucchini noodles/spinach won’t get soggy if you eat leftovers.
  • WW Freestyle Note: This can be 0SP if you use spray to saute your veggies instead of pouring olive oil into the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Paleo Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 2108mg92%
Potassium 1755mg50%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 11310IU226%
Vitamin C 69.5mg84%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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