Skipping the starchy pasta and beans and adding rotisserie chicken keeps this Healthy Chicken Minestrone Soup low carb and hearty enough for a main meal. | low carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo | lowcarbmaven.com
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Healthy Low Carb Chicken Minestrone Soup

Skipping the starchy pasta and beans and adding rotisserie chicken keeps this Healthy Chicken Minestrone Soup low carb and hearty enough for a main meal.
Course Soup and Stews
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 321kcal
Author lowcarbmaven.com

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 4 oz onions, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 2 oz celery, sliced
  • 2 oz carrot, rolled or sliced
  • 1 tablespoons Garlic and Herb Seasoning Blend
  • 4 oz zuchini large dice, (1 medium zucchini)
  • 1 cup green beans cut about 3/4" long, (3 oz)
  • 3 oz cabbage, cut into strips like coleslaw, (1/4 cabbage)
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 4 cups chicken broth (32 oz)
  • 14 oz can whole tomatoes (like Cento or San Marzano brand)
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken meat removed and torn into bite sized pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste

Garnishes

  • pesto
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil
  • fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Open the can of tomatoes. Chop the vegetables and have them ready to go in the pot group, by group.
  • In a large soup pot, heat two tablespoons of oil over medium high heat. Add the vegetables in this order, stirring them and covering to cook between each addition: Onions, garlic, celery and carrots, cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Zucchini and the seasoning blend, cover and cook for 1 minute. Green beans, cover and cook for another minute. Cabbage and wine, cover, and cook for roughly 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and their liquid crushing them with your hands, and add the chicken broth and cover, bringing to a fast simmer. Reduce heat and simmer gently, covered, until the vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the carcass of the rotisserie chicken and add to the Minestrone. Stir and warm through. Add the remaining olive oil, adjust seasoning and serve.

Notes

This recipe is very easy to double for a larger amount.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Low Carb Chicken Minestrone Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 638mg28%
Potassium 613mg18%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 3500IU70%
Vitamin C 22.3mg27%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 638mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 3500IU | Vitamin C: 22.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.4mg