Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This low carb recipe for homemade chicken noodle soup is so easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes! Shiritake Noodles take the place of pasta in this soup, giving you a lower carbohydrate noodle with a toothsome texture. You can now enjoy this keto friendly recipe and your noodles too!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Keto Recipe

Sometimes you just feel like you want soup. You want comfort and you want to feel good. That is what chicken noodle soup does for me! I won’t eat soup out of a can. While it may work for Grumpy, it does not work for me.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup IngredientsI roasted a whole chicken not long ago and when we were cleaning up the kitchen Grumpy mentioned that I should make soup with what was left over.  Funny he should say that because I was thinking the same thing.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Veggies

When the weather cools down we always start thinking about soup for dinner. There are two reasons I like to serve soup. One, because it is warm and comforting, and two, because it is simple and delicious. Not too heavy on the tummy in the evening.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Shirataki Noodles

If you haven’t tried Shiratake Noodles out yet, then you are definitely missing out. While they are made with tofu and have a slightly unpleasant odor when you open the package, don’t let that deter you! You rinse the noodles well before you add them to your recipe to help eliminate the odor.

It’s pretty incredible how just a few veggies, a little salt, pepper, and herbs can make a soup that is so feel good and good for you! I skipped the onion in this recipe only to cut the carbs. If you don’t mind, then you can add onion to the veggie mixture when sauteing.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

I used chicken breast that I had pre-cooked. However, you can cook your chicken pieces before you cook your veggies or you can use rotisserie chicken. I have also bought pre-chunked chicken from Trader Joe’s that works well in this recipe.


Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

You will add the Shiratake Noodles in the last 5 minutes of cooking. You shouldn’t simmer the soup too long after you have added the noodles, only long enough to warm the noodles up.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This soup makes a good healthy serving of 1-1/2 cups per person. However, if your really hungry, double up. You will still be under 500 calories for a huge bowl of this soup!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - Lower Carbohydrate Recipe

This low carb recipe for homemade chicken noodle soup is so easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes! Shiritake Noodles take the place of pasta in this soup, giving you a lower carbohydrate noodle with a toothsome texture. You can now enjoy this keto friendly recipe and your noodle too!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken noodle soup, homemade chicken noodle soup, keto friendly recipe, low carb
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 208kcal


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large Carrot thinly sliced
  • 8 oz portobello mushrooms diced
  • 2 stalks Celery thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 3 cloves Garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups Chicken cooked and diced
  • 4 cups Chicken broth
  • 8 oz shirtake noodles


  • In a large pot melt butter over medium high heat. When bubbly add carrots, celery, mushrooms, salt, pepper, parsley, garlic, and thyme.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes stirring frequently. 
  • Turn heat down to low and cover vegetable mixture with lid. Cook about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and broth. Bring to a boil then turn heat down to simmer for about 10 minutes. 
  • While soup is simmering, remove noodles from package and place in colander. Rinse noodles well.
  • Add noodles to soup and simmer another 5 minutes.
  • Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 45 mins Yield: 6 servings


Net Carbs = 5
Nutrition information calculated using myfitnesspal is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.


Serving: 1-1/2 cup | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. bellini April 11, 2012 at 10:40 am - Reply

    This is such comfort food Shelby and perfect any time of year.

  2. Jill's Comfort Zone April 11, 2012 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Nice!!! I'm still trying to make the perfect Chicken Noodle Soup. My noodles never come out right in the soup. LOL

    • Shelby April 13, 2012 at 8:10 am - Reply

      🙂 Jill, that's why I opt to not cook them in the soup itself. Grumpy also says I am not to ever bring the soup to a boil, to slowly heat it up. HA HA, he's a soup expert I guess, he lived on soup and boxed macaroni and cheese. lol

  3. Peggy Clyde April 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    I have always put the noodles in the soup for a few minutes at the last. I'm going to try cooking them separate next time I make soup. Thanks for another great recipe.

    • Shelby April 13, 2012 at 8:09 am - Reply

      Peggy, I did it this way because Grumpy does not like overcooked noodles in any way. Its the only way I can do it and have everything be the texture I need it to be. 🙂 Good to see you!

  4. Ruth Daniels April 11, 2012 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    The soup sounds wonderful. I too save my roasted chicken bones to make my broth. Thanks for sharing this with Presto Pasta Nights. This week it's actually being hosted by Gillian of So So Simple Food.

    • Shelby April 13, 2012 at 7:47 am - Reply

      Thanks Ruth! I updated my post to direct people in Gillian's direction 🙂

  5. Pegasuslegend April 11, 2012 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Looks wonderful!

  6. So Simple April 12, 2012 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Comfort food at its best Shelby.

    • Shelby April 13, 2012 at 7:49 am - Reply

      Thanks Gillian! Can't wait to see the round up!

  7. From Valeries Kitchen April 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    I've been in a soup mood lately with all the rain we've had in Northern CA. This looks perfect to me right now.

    • Shelby April 13, 2012 at 7:48 am - Reply

      Valerie, I have been too – we went from abnormally warm weather (almost 70) in March back to 50's low 60's and it has made me feel like soup often lately. Thanks!

  8. Jersey Girl Cooks April 12, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    I love this simple soup. I can eat a bowl anytime!

  9. Zoe April 13, 2012 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Chicken noodle soup is always a classic therapeutic food. Yours looks very delicious 😀

    • Shelby April 13, 2012 at 7:46 am - Reply

      Its amazing how certain foods scream comfort and good feelings. Thanks Zoe!

  10. Leslie April 13, 2012 at 1:12 am - Reply

    Yeah, I agree. Canned chicken noodle soup just doesn't cut it! This looks perfect

  11. Miriah October 13, 2019 at 7:12 pm - Reply


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