Keto Chicken Soup with Egg Noodles

by KetoFocus.com
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Keto chicken soup with optional keto egg noodles, is a bowl of comfort, packed with healthy bone broth, protein, vegetables and low carbohydrate noodles. For this recipe, we make our own homemade keto egg noodles which are very satisfying to make and easy to prepare!

Sometimes all you really crave is a bowl of warm, comforting chicken soup, especially on cold Winter nights, or when you feel like you may be getting a cold. When such circumstance arise, I reach for a keto soup recipe.

This keto chicken noodle soup is a wonderful comfort food, is very easy to make and is packed with protein, vegetables and healthy chicken bone broth. You can load it with your favorite low carb vegetables or just add the basics – celery, onion and carrot. This keto soup is healthy, low in carbs and delicious, which is why it makes for the perfect keto friendly dinner for the whole family during cold weather!

overhead view showing shredded chicken, veggies and noodles in a broth

Chicken noodle soup is popular in a lot of countries around the world.

It is such a classic heart warming recipe but the traditional recipe is typically packed with carbs particularly because of the noodles and the choice of vegetables used which are usually higher in carb, thus making it not keto friendly. Chicken noodle soup is also used as a remedy for colds in many countries. This recipe has all the components of a traditional chicken noodle soup, but it is a lot lower in carbs and keto approved! There are only 3.2 grams net carbs per serving of the tasty keto chicken soup.

For this chicken soup recipe we use keto egg noodles which are very easy to make and can be added when the soup is ready. You can even make extra to use for other recipes! We also use chicken bone broth as it takes the soup to the next level when it comes to taste and also health benefits. Bone broth is rich in collagen and minerals which help build and strengthen your bones. Bone broth also makes for a great gut healing base.

Keto chicken noodle soup is great to eat on its own as a meal as it is filling enough. However, if you wish to serve something with it for a nicer presentation, you can use keto bread rolls, low carb crackers or even a simple chopped garden salad for a refreshing side!

How to make keto chicken soup?

  • Step One: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
  • Step Two: Cook your choice of low carb vegetables
  • Step Three: Add the chicken broth, bay leaf and chicken. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
  • Step Four: Make your homemade keto egg noodles.
  • Step Five: Add noodles to the keto chicken soup recipe and serve.

a half a roll on top of chunky chicken noodle soup

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Low Carb Chicken Soup Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups chicken bone broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1 garlic clove, minced, (optional)

Keto Egg Noodles Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon xantham gum
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder, optional
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • 1 egg

Keto Chicken Soup with Egg Noodles Directions

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showing a homemade egg noodle

How to make keto egg noodles?

The keto egg noodles require minimal ingredients, most of which you will probably already have in your pantry.

They are very quick to make and thus, can be made while your soup is simmering on the stove.

All you need to do to make these low carb egg noodles is:

  • Combine almond flour, xanthan gum, salt and onion powder
  • Then whisk in hot water and an egg to make the dough
  • Cut out the dough into thin or thick strips as you prefer them.
  • Place them on a parchment lined baking tray and bake in the oven!

Pretty easy right?

Other noodle options

If you prefer not to make your own keto egg noodles, you can use other substitutes for noodles in this soup.

Other low carb noodle options which can be used in this recipe include spaghetti squash, cabbage, zucchini noodles (aka zoodles), kelp noodles, hearts of palm noodles and shirataki noodles. Shirataki noodles are a common keto noodle but they can be rubbery and carry a strange smell. Spaghetti squash is a delicious option but it will increase the carbs in this recipe.

Most of the noodle types mentioned would need to be added into the keto chicken soup in the last five minutes as they cook very quickly and you don’t want them to become too soft in your noodle soup.

a hearty bowl of soup with a bread roll on the side

Can I make this chicken soup without noodles?

Yes, you can make this keto chicken soup without noodles. You don’t need to add noodles if you prefer not to make a noodle soup. If you don’t want to use any of the options mentioned above, like shirataki noodles, hearts of palm, spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles (spiralized zucchini) – just omit the noodles completely. It will still taste delicious! You could even add more vegetables – like celery, onions, carrots – even daikon radish to make the soup more hearty!

Is Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup keto friendly?

Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup is not keto friendly as it has 8g of carbs per serving.

The serving size is 1/2 cup. That’s a lot of carbs for just a half a cup.

Moreover, the noodles in Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup contain gluten and might cause inflammation which can in turn hinder any benefits coming from a keto diet, like weight loss and health benefits. Thus, we do not recommend Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup to anyone on a low carb diet. On top of that, Campbell’s uses generic chicken broth, instead of bone broth.

Instead, make this keto chicken noodle soup as it only has 3.2 g net carbs per serving.

pint glasses with chicken bone broth in them and carrots nearby

Can I use raw or cooked chicken?

For this recipe for chicken soup, you can use either raw or cooked chicken.

If you decide to use raw chicken, there are some extra steps which you need to follow before starting with the actual recipe. You will need to start with adding the chicken to water. If you are using raw chicken, there is no need to use chicken broth as you will be making your own chicken stock from scratch.

  1. Cook the chicken in 4 cups of water on the stove top. We prefer using chicken thighs, chicken breast, legs or whole chicken. Add a few teaspoons of salt.
  2. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer.
  3. Cook uncovered until the chicken is tender and appears to be falling off the bone. This will take around 1 to 1.5 hours.
  4. Separate the chicken from the bones to use in the soup. Strain the chicken broth and reserve the stock for the chicken noodle soup.
  5. Now you can start following the recipe as written.

One shortcut in this low carb chicken soup recipe is to use pre-cooked shredded chicken. You can even use a rotisserie chicken for your soup.

Storage

If you have leftovers of this chicken soup, you can easily reheat your keto soup for lunch the next day.

However, we would recommend leaving out the noodles before reheating and then adding them after. If you wish to make a larger batch, this keto chicken noodle soup can be refrigerated for 5 to 7 days or you can even freeze it to use for whenever you need it!

That way you can enjoy your low carb chicken soup anytime!

Keto chicken soup: slow cooker option

If you wish to make this recipe in a slow cooker, I suggest you make the soup portion of the recipe. Then make and add the keto noodles to the crock pot at the end, right before serving the chicken soup.

a bowl of comfort soup

Keto Chicken Soup with Egg Noodles: FAQS

How many carbs in keto chicken soup?

This easy keto chicken soup has only 3.2g net carbs per serving and this includes the noodles. If you were to remove the noodles, then the carbs would come only from the little amounts of carrots, celery, and onions.

Is keto chicken soup gluten free?

Yes, this chicken soup with egg noodles is gluten free. It is true, that most egg noodle recipes use wheat flour, however we use almond flour and xanthan gum in our egg noodles and because of this our recipe has 0 gluten.

Can I add cauliflower rice?

Sure. Cauliflower and cauliflower rice are low in net carbs and could give some additional textures and flavor to the chicken soup. If you are closely watching your macros and calories, please review the impact on the nutrition facts when adding in ingredients.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Chicken Soup with Egg Noodles

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 282
Fat 11.3g
Protein 22.5g
Total Carbs 6.8g
Net Carbs 3.2g

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16 Comments

  1. I couldn’t find the total carbs listed anywhere. Some doctors recommend counting total carbs instead of net carbs. Dr. Ken Berry and Dr. Robert Cywes are two that I know of. Could you please add that information to your recipes?

    Your recipes are great, fun, made with ingredients that are more common, and tasty. I appreciate what you’re doing!

  2. Love your recipes and tips. I cant print your recipes here or on yr web site. Would b happy to buy your recipe book? Do you have one? ?

    1. I don’t have a cookbook out yet. Is the printer button not working for you or do you not have a printer? We had issues with the printing function last month, so I want to know if it’s not working again.

  3. Can the egg noodles in the recipe be made using coconut flour instead? I’m usually not a fan of the texture almond flour gives most foods. I can’t wait to try this recipe, regardless of the answer. It’s on my meal prep list for next weekend.

    1. I haven’t tried it with coconut flour. For every 1 cup of almond flour I use, I would use 1/4 cup coconut flour, so try that conversion if you try it as a sub for the noodles.

  4. This was amazing! Even my very anti-keto husband thought the noodles were great and tasted just like normal noodles. Huge win for this girl! Definitely going to be making again.

  5. I have been following a low carb diet with the occasional cheat meal. I have tried many recipes but this one is my favorite so far. It’s delicious and simple to make, plus it’s really filling!

  6. I love your keto soup recipes! I made some small adjustments – added bell pepper and minced garlic (trying to clean out the fridge). The chicken soup is great, but the egg noodles make this recipe a “winner winner chicken dinner”.

  7. Your Youtube channel was recommended by a friend of mine since childhood. I tried this soup and I am hooked! Keep them coming and thank you.

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