Quick and easy! Low carb chicken noodle soup is the perfect comfort food. This recipe has even got homemade egg noodles! With just 1 net carb per serving you can have it as often as you’d like! You can use it for meal prep, too. Just leave the egg noodles separate until you warm up the soup.
For this recipe you’ll need: Lowcarb-ology homemade egg noodles (recipe here), butter, celery, onion, chicken broth, cilantro, rosemary, chicken breast, garlic powder, Herbes de Provence, salt, pepperJump to Recipe
I have loved chicken noodle soup forever!
It seems to be one of those comfort foods that is acceptable year ’round. Chicken soup is as welcome to me in July as it is in January. I like various types of chicken soup without noodles but every once in awhile I really want the real thing. When I got the low carb egg noodles right I knew that chicken soup was on the menu!
I grew up in the 1960s and back then everything was out of a can. My mom made me chicken noodle soup often but she either had to use a can opener or rehydrate it, depending on the brand that was on sale that week. When I was an adult and discovered cookbooks I realized that you could actually make your own soup!
This would be amazing with homemade chicken stock but I just used the kind I keep on hand. Things have been a little hectic around here lately and things like chicken stock, no matter how delicious, are not on my to do list.
Life Gets Crazy and I Want Comfort Food
For some reason when all of my kids were small I thought that my life would calm down when they grew up. The truth is that it just gets more hectic only you don’t get to make them take a nap or sit in a corner. If ONLY we parents could make our adult kids take naps and sit in corners!
My oldest daughter is going through a divorce and she’s moved back home with the 3 kids. Meanwhile I have a 21 year old in college to be a nurse, an 18 year old getting ready to graduate and head down to College Station to attend Texas A & M, a 16 year old that is working on his driver’s license, and a 13 year old that thinks she’s 21. My oldest son and his wife and baby are getting ready to move to Okinawa for a few years (military) so heavy emotions there… another son is stationed in Korea (also military) and things are a little shaky in the world as far as I’m concerned… AND I have another son in the Navy who has a job that we don’t discuss. My stepdaughter is graduating from culinary school next month but she’s not part of the havoc at the moment.
If you were counting that’s 8 kids, 4 grandkids, an in-law, and a stepkid. My husband and I are blessed all the way to Crazytown. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank GOD Victorian architects didn’t believe in open, flowing spaces in homes or no one would ever have any privacy here!
So, if I say that I need a regular fix of comfort food you’ll understand, right?
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This is the chicken stock that I use. It does have 1 carb but it’s worth it to be because I love the flavor. PLUS it comes in 8-ounce containers so I don’t end up throwing half of it away. Herbes de Provence is a mixture of rosemary, thyme and other herbs. The mixtures change from brand to brand- some contain fennel, some don’t. Some contain lavender, some don’t. THIS Herbes de Provence mixture does and it’s inexpensive and delicious. Much cheaper than buying the little bottles, for sure!
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
This healthy chicken noodle soup recipe technically feeds two people unless one of the people eats it all up and doesn’t save any for the other. Not that I would ever do that.
It’s hot and it’s filling and it tastes like real food. Real food is my favorite kind. Take 10 minutes and make this soup as soon as possible – you’ll be glad you did!
An easy chicken noodle soup that has just 1 carb but all of the flavor of the classic. If you boil the noodles they will break apart - be sure to just simmer gently for a minute or two.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup celery about 1 stalk, diced
- 1 tablespoon onion chopped
- 2 cups chicken broth Make sure it's 0 carb
- 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 8 ounces chicken breast cooked and diced
- 1 Pinch garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon herbes de provence
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 recipe Lowcarb-ology low carb noodles
Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan.
Saute the celery and onion until tender
Add the chicken broth, rosemary, chicken breast, garlic powder, herbes de provence, and salt and pepper.
Simmer for about 10 minutes to let the flavors blend.
Add egg noddles and simmer gently for a minute or two.
You can substitute turkey for the chicken.
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