This one-pot keto cream of chicken soup is rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor! Hearty enough to be served as a main course, this satisfying low carb soup is sure to warm you up on a chilly day.
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I always find myself craving comfort foods this time of year.
Summer is great for salads, grilled meats, and other light meals. But as soon as there’s a chill in the air, I need some heartier dishes! Soups, casseroles, anything savory that will fill me up.
This keto cream of chicken soup is the result of those cold-weather cravings.
With delicious flavor from the fatty chicken thighs and bacon, this soup is ultra-satisfying. It’s the kind of rich, creamy soup everyone loves. Plus the celery and crispy bacon add just the right amount of crunch.
There’s a good reason this is the most popular soup recipe on my blog!
How to make keto cream of chicken soup
Everything comes together in one pot, so cook and cleanup are very easy!
Cooking the bacon
- Add the bacon to a large soup pot with 1 tablespoon of butter. Cook over medium heat until it’s nice and crispy.
- Once cooked, remove the bacon and set it aside, but do not discard the bacon grease from the pot. It will help to cook the rest of the ingredients. Plus it adds amazing flavor!
Cooking the mushrooms
- Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pot.
- Once the butter has melted, add garlic and cook until golden and fragrant.
- Next, add the mushrooms and cook until they are softened.
Adding the remaining ingredients
- Add wine (or water) and cook until the liquid is reduced by half.
- Stir in the coconut milk, heavy cream, and chicken broth.
- Finally, add the celery and chicken, then simmer until the soup is fully heated.
- Remove from heat and split into 4 bowls to serve. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then garnish with parsley and the cooked bacon.
This soup will last for at least a week in the fridge, or much longer in the freezer. If sealed in an airtight container, it should keep for at least three months frozen and even longer if vacuum sealed.
How many carbs are in cream of chicken soup
This recipe yields 4 servings of soup. At that size, each serving will have 5.3 grams of carbohydrates and 1.4 grams of fiber.
So total, there will be 3.9 grams of net carbs per serving.
Remember that the exact macros will also depend on the specific brands of ingredients you use. So if you’re tracking, it’s a good idea to use your own macro calculator.
But given the ingredients in this recipe, it should be a very low-carb soup.
Looking for a few ways to mix it up with this keto creamy chicken soup recipe? Or maybe just hoping to make it without needing to go to the store?
Here are a few popular variations for you:
- Make it paleo: Swap out the heavy whipping cream for more coconut milk. Or, for a thicker soup, you can use a head of cauliflower. Cook until soft, puree in a high speed blender or food processor, then add to the soup.
- Thicken with xanthan gum: Sprinkle in ¼ tsp xanthan gum, stirring continuously to avoid clumping.
- Replace the wine: The white cooking wine adds to the flavor, but if you don’t prefer to use it, just replace it with an equal amount of water.
- Add cream cheese: If you’re looking for some cheese flavor and want to thicken the soup a bit, simply use 4 oz. of cream cheese in place of the ½ cup of coconut milk.
Do you have any of your own variations on this recipe? I would love to hear in the comments below!
Keto friendly substitute for cream of chicken soup
Most cream of chicken soup recipes use flour as a thickening agent, making them high-carb.
The popular Campbell’s Soup brand also includes vegetable oil, modified food starch, and cane sugar. None of those ingredients are good for keto, low carb, paleo, or any kind of clean eating.
The good news is that a keto friendly, low carb cream of chicken soup is super easy to make right at home! You can also easily modify the recipe to fit a paleo diet as well.
This whole soup comes together in one pot. It’s so easy to make and perfect for meal prepping. This keto creamy chicken soup makes a rich and tasty weeknight meal.
But if you need a keto substitute for the high carb canned soup, try this homemade condensed cream of soup recipe.
Other low carb soup recipes
Looking for more delicious and satisfying low carb soups? Check out these favorites:
- Keto Mexican Chicken Soup is delicious, hearty, and only requires four ingredients to make. Bonus: it cooks in the crock pot!
- Broccoli Cauliflower Soup is packed with flavor thanks to the sausage and bacon for a comforting, simple-to-make soup.
- Keto Clam Chowder replaces potatoes for a creamy New England style chowder sure to satisfy any seafood lover.
- Keto Hamburger Soup Recipe uses a secret ingredient to bring together this low carb twist on a flavorful classic.
- Low Carb Keto White Chicken Chili is a thick, hearty soup that’s packed with flavor, totally dairy free, and can be made in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop.
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Keto Cream of Chicken Soup with Bacon
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- 6 slices no sugar bacon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3.5 ounces shiitake mushrooms sliced
- 1/3 cup white cooking wine or water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk or almond milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 cups chicken bone broth
- 4 ribs celery chopped
- 4 pieces deboned skinless chicken thighs cooked and chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- Cook bacon in 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat in large soup pot until crispy. Remove bacon from pot and set aside.
- Add 1 tablespoon butter to pot, add garlic and cook until golden. Add mushrooms and cook until they are softened.
- Add wine or water and cook until liquid is reduced by half.
- Stir in coconut milk, heavy cream, and chicken broth. Add celery and chicken. Simmer until heated throughout. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley and bacon.
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First Published: October 26, 2015… Last Updated: December 24, 2019