A Low Carb Recipe For Chicken Soup: Chicken soup can be a fabulous meal on cold days. Most carb counting individuals steer away from soup because they can be high in carbs. Noodles are extremely excessive in carbs. However, a person can make a filling, thick soup without worry of large amounts of carbs as well as low fat content. The recipe is simple to make and can last in the refrigerator or freeze for months. Watching carb intake can be bothersome as well as difficult. There are several store bought brands that could be low in carbs, however the taste may be lacking. These products can also be fairly expensive. Creating a soup that will last in the freezer is helpful to the pocketbook.
7 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Green Cabbage
1 1/2 Large Onions
7 Celery Sticks
10 Bullion Chicken Cubes
Pinch of Garlic
Pinch of Pepper
The carb count for the ingredients is as follows; Chicken: 0 Carbs, Cabbage: 28 carbs, Onions: 12 Carbs, Celery: 20 Carbs, Bullion Chicken Cubs: 10 Carbs.
An individual can use whole or with skin chickens. Nevertheless, they will need to be de-boned as well as skinned. If a person leaves the skin on, the soup will taste oily.
Dice the chicken in cubes.
In a large soup pot, fill half with water. Add the chicken. Let boil for an hour, stirring occasionally.
Finely dice the cabbage, onions and celery sticks. Set aside.
Unless the bullion cubes are purchased without their paper casing, peel them at this point.
After the chicken has cooked, drain the water. This will remove the excess oils that may be present.
Refill the pot half way with fresh water, return to the stove. The heat should be on a medium temperature. Before re-adding the chicken, mix the bullion cubes in to the water. They should be completely dissolved in a few minutes.
Add the ingredients in this order, stirring after each one:
2. Green Cabbage
Add the pinch of garlic and pepper. Avoid salt, because with the bullions, it will be overpowering. Bring the soup to a rapid boil, stirring frequently. After 5 minutes of extreme boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and let simmer for 1 and 1/2 hours. The soup needs to be mixed every 15 to 20 minutes.
This recipe is perfect for lunch time or a small snack. The carb count is fairly low per serving and a healthy alternative to other snack foods. The soup can be kept in the freezer for 8 months in a tight sealed container. In the refrigerator, the life is only a couple of weeks. This chicken soup is flexible as well. A person can add different vegetables to their liking. Remember, to track the carb count carefully when adding ingredients.