Tuscan Chicken Soup (Low Carb and Paleo)

Tuscan Chicken Soup


It’s really hard to believe, but we actually had snow flurries in South Carolina.  I’m not used to the cold weather especially since most of this year’s winter has been spent with temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s.  I needed something to warm me up.  I remembered that when I was doing my Whole30 I had made Tuscan Chicken Soup and put the leftovers in the freezer.  All I had to do was thaw out the soup and reheat.   That was perfect and just what I needed in this cold weather.
What’s your favorite soup to make?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. :)



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Tuscan Chicken Soup (Low Carb and Paleo)


  • 1 lb cauliflower florets
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 rib celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 lb radishes, quartered
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seed
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 cups chicken bone broth
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (or Parmesan cheese)


  1. In a large pot, combine 5 cups of water with the cauliflower, 1/2 of the carrots, and onion over medium high heat.
  2. Simmer until tender and then blend until smooth (working in batches if using a regular blender).
  3. In the large pot, heat 1 Tbsp of oil over medium high heat and saute the garlic and celery until tender (2-3 minutes).
  4. Add the puree, the rest of the carrots, spinach, and radishes.
  5. Add the broth, fennel, oregano, salt and pepper.
  6. Bring the soup to a boil and reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the veggies are tender.
  7. Add the nutritional yeast and chicken and heat through.


Net Carb Count*: Tuscan Chicken Soup: 42 net carbs (for the entire recipe--serves 6-8)

*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.



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  1. Olivia McGarvey says

    Do you think the nutritional yeast is essential? I am going to try the Whole30 diet and it would be a conflict.

    • Karen LowCarbOneDay says

      Olivia, according to the Whole9 (the people that created the Whole30) Forum moderator nutritional yeast is Whole30 approved. But if you do leave it out it would just make the recipe a little less “Tusacan” and would change the flavor a little. I’m sure it would still be a good soup. :)

  2. DianaDiana says

    I made this soup for dinner tonight and my husband and I loved it! I used fresh fennel instead of seed, left out the radishes (not a fan), and added extra fresh garlic at the end, topped off with Parmesan. I was surprised at how creamy the texture was. Delicious.

  3. Angie says

    I tried this soup on the weekend because I needed and wanted soup to feel better from my cold. Let me tell you, it was easy, it was delicious, and I loved it. I will be making this more, but when the weather cools down. Great recipe.


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