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This Paleo Chicken Soup is a delicious immune boosting, antioxidant filled, no noodle chicken soup that is perfect to make if you are feeling sick. It is also a great option for a cold day or if you are in the mood for a healthy satisfying soup. It cooks in less than 30 minutes.

Paleo chicken soup in a bowl on a table.

This soup is my go-to chicken soup recipe. Not only is it filling and delicious, but it is also full of healthy ingredients known to boost your immune system like turmeric, ginger, chicken broth, oregano, potatoes and carrots.

With so many anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, it is the perfect soup to give your immune system a boost. I love to make this soup when I am feeling under the weather, on a cold day, or as part of my regular dinner rotation.

I also like to make my fresh mint tea or immune booster fennel juice when I’m not feeling well.

Why this recipe works

  • It’s a hearty and healthy no noodle chicken soup that is great to help boost your immune system if you’ve got a cold.
  • It’s a great chicken soup option for those following a Paleo or Whole30 diet.
  • It is made with immune boosting ingredients like ginger, turmeric, oregano and chicken broth.
  • It is easily customizable.
  • It is full of flavor and satisfying.
  • It is kid friendly. My kids ask for it weekly.

Recipe Ingredients

Paleo chicken soup ingredients needed for the recipe.
  • onion– onion or shallots both work here to help season and flavor the soup.
  • garlic– I love using fresh garlic to season the base of the soup.
  • fresh ginger or ground ginger– I like using a frozen cube of smashed fresh ginger in this recipe, but feel free to grate fresh ginger or use ground ginger.
  • carrots– you can use any type of carrot here from rainbow carrots, to regular carrots to baby carrots.
  • cauliflower– use a small head of cauliflower or 1/2 of a large head of cauliflower.
  • potatoes– yellow potatoes have the best texture here.
  • chicken– you can use chicken tenders or chicken breast.
  • ground turmeric– this recipe calls for ground turmeric because it is easier to find and use, but you can also use fresh here.
  • dried rosemary– this flavors the soup and adds antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds to it.
  • dried thyme– this has vitamins and immune boosting properties.
  • dried oregano– this has antiviral properties.
  • nutritional yeast (optional)– this adds a great flavor to the broth of the soup. I always add it to chicken soup, but if you don’t have the ingredient on hand, you can leave it out.
  • chicken broth/ stock– use a good quality chicken broth without sugar added.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • You can add celery.
  • Instead of white potatoes, you can use sweet potatoes.
  • Instead of dried rosemary, dried thyme, and dried oregano, you can use fresh ones.
  • Instead of chicken broth, you can use bone broth, or a mixture of both bone broth and chicken soup.
  • Instead of fresh onion and fresh garlic, you can use garlic powder and onion powder. Just add these to the bone broth later, and skip the sautéing step.

Step by step Paleo chicken soup instructions

Minced garlic, onion and ginger sautéing in a pan.
Step 1

Step 1: Sautée the minced garlic, onion and ginger in a soup pan.

All the veggies added to the soup pan.
Step 2

Step 2: Add the vegetables to the pan. This includes the potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower.

The broth, chicken and herbs and spices added to the pan.
Step 3

Step 3: Add the chicken, bone broth and all of the herbs and spices.

The soup after it has been cooked for 25 minutes and is ready to be eaten.
Step 4

Step 4: Simmer the soup for 30 minutes.

Recipe FAQs

What makes this soup Paleo?

This soup is Paleo because it is dairy free, gluten free, grain-free, and made with real food ingredients.

How do you store this soup?

Pour into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Does this soup help make you feel better when you are sick?

Yes! This soup is full of ingredients that are designed to help boost your immune system. Turmeric is filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is also anti-inflammatory and helps calm an upset stomach.

The herbs are anti-viral, anti-bacterial and filled with vitamins and antioxidants. The warm broth helps clear nasal passages, provides electrolytes and hydration and gives the body much needed collagen.

The chicken provides amino acids needed to build antibodies to fight infection. And the carrots and potatoes provide anti-inflammatory properties, along with vitamins and minerals.

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Paleo Chicken Soup (Gluten free)

Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Paleo chicken soup in a bowl on a table.
A healthy chicken soup full of vegetables and made without noodles.

Ingredients 

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, , minced ( or 1 shallot minced)
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, , minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger, or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 large carrots, , peeled and chopped
  • 1 head of cauliflower, , cut into small florets ( if it is large, use only half)
  • 3 cups potatoes, cut into bite sized cubes
  • 1 pound chicken breast or chicken tenders, cut into 1.5 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast, (optional, if you don't have it you don't need it but it adds nice flavor)
  • 8 cups chicken broth or stock
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Instructions 

  • Add the olive oil to a large soup pan. Sauté the minced onion, garlic, and ginger over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the carrots, cauliflower and potatoes to the pan.
  • Then add the chicken, all the herbs and spices ( salt, pepper turmeric, rosemary, oregano, thyme and nutritional yeast) and the chicken stock to the pan. Mix everything together.
  • Once the soup starts to boil, let it simmer for 25-30 minutes. If it is boiling to much, reduce the heat to low medium.

Notes

  • You can add celery.
  • Instead of white potatoes, you can use sweet potatoes.
  • Instead of dried rosemary, dried thyme, and dried oregano, you can use fresh ones.
  • Instead of chicken stock, you can use bone broth, or a mixture of both bone broth and chicken soup.
  • Instead of fresh onion and fresh garlic, you can use garlic powder and onion powder. Just add these to the bone broth later, and skip the sautéing step.

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 13gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 902mgPotassium: 1203mgFiber: 6gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5115IUVitamin C: 71mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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