Joann’s No Fuss Homemade Chicken Soup – All Phases – 0 Carb!

October 23, 2011

This afternoon, I was on a mission to revamp a basic and bland chicken soup recipe.  I successfully created a wonderfully robust and home-style chicken soup! It has the hearty taste of your grandmother’s chicken soup minus the fat and carbs.  This soup provides the taste we all want, and is chock full of healthy vegetables.  It is a winner!  I had a steady stream of visitors to my kitchen, and everyone raved about it – including my mother, my friend Marie, and Shrinking Man.  I hid the leftovers in the refrigerator for myself, since I ate a late lunch.







Joann’s No Fuss Homemade Chicken Soup – o carbs and just 230 calories per serving – and that includes the 1 TB of Parmesan Cheese!

4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large sweet onion
2 chicken breasts with bone and skin
1 turnip, cubed
6  cups or 48 ounces chicken broth
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 package cole slaw cabbage and carrots mix (remove carrots)
2 -3 cups broccoli, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
5 Tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese

In a large pot, saute the 4 minced garlic cloves and chopped onion in the 2 Tablespoons of oil.  Cover and cook on low heat about 10 minutes.  Place the raw, cubed turnip on top of the sautéed garlic and onion.  Add the raw chicken, the broth, and 2 chicken bouillon cubes.  Cover and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked.  Remove the chicken from the pot, and when cooled enough to handle, break into smaller pieces, removing the bone and skin.  Add the chicken back to the pot, along with the cabbage mix, broccoli and salt and pepper.  Simmer another 15 minutes.

Serve with 1 Tablespoon of Parmesan sprinkled on top.  You can add 2 GG Bran Crispbread crackers and spread with one of the Laughing Cow Light Cheeses, or perhaps a cream cheese with olive garnish.


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  1. Terry David

     /  January 12, 2012

    I tried this soup for dinner tonight. It is delicious and I love all the veges. I broke up the GG crackers in put it in the soup – it was very satisfying!

    • Joann

       /  January 13, 2012

      I am SO glad you are happpy with the recipe! Good idea to add the crackers in the soup – just like we did as kids. I hadn’t thought of that before. Thank you for taking the time to share this tip which benefits all of us. BTW, I will be posting the Cheesy Broccoli Casserole tonight! It’s coming in at just 4 carbs!


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