Chicken Soup

  • 😄
  • Keto
  • Jewish
  • Kid-friendly

The basic comfort food

Chicken Soup

For my first post I'm going to "start at the very beginning." One of the earliest recipes I learned was for chicken soup - a staple in my home growing up. You can vary it in so many ways, but the basic recipe is oh so simple.


  • 1 whole chicken (or pieces if you prefer)
  • 1 whole onion
  • 2 carrots, peeled (chopped or whole)
  • 3 stalks celery (chopped or whole)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Salt to taste

The quick and easy way is to throw all the ingredients into the pot, cover with water and set it to boil for a couple hours.

Alternatively, you can boil just the chicken first for about an hour and the remove it. Add the other ingredients and use the chicken for something else, like chicken salad, or remove the meat from the bones and put it back into the pot.

Various additions to the soup:

  • black pepper
  • zucchini
  • parsley (fresh or dried)
  • dill (fresh or dried)
  • noodles (wheat, egg, or our favorite: bean thread/glass noodles which don't dissolve after hours in liquid) This will make the soup non-keto.

The ever beloved Matzah Ball

I'll be honest, I never make these from scratch. I always use a box mix (one with matzah meal, not potato starch), and pretty much every brand I've used comes out the same and everyone loves it. You can improve matzah balls by using melted chicken, beef, or lamb fat instead of the oil listed on the box recipe.The addition of matzah balls will render the soup non-keto.


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