Share

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup (whole 30, dairy free)

Cozy, healthy chicken pot pie soup made deliciously creamy without any dairy! Instead cauliflower and potatoes are pureed into the broth to achieve a rich, creamy thickness. This paleo chicken pot pie soup is loaded with veggies like carrots and peas, and is both gluten free and Whole 30 approved. The perfect lightened-up comfort food for fall!

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Listen up chicken pot pie lovers, this soup was made for you! <3

This recipe was one of those throw together weeknight soups that turned out to be so ridiculously delicious I was practically licking the bowl clean. Since my husband Tony LOVES my lightened up chicken pot pie recipe, I decided to recreate it but in soup form and of course, with a few healthy twists.

chicken pot pie soup in a pot with a wooden spoon

Ever since I made my creamy lightened up cauliflower broccoli cheddar soup last year, I’ve been obsessed with pureeing cauliflower in soups to create a creamy base that adds additional veggies — plus it just so happens to eliminate the need for dairy!

Therefore, this chicken pot pie soup has become one of my ‘accidentally whole30’ recipes. I say accidentally because I never really set out with the intention of making a Whole30 recipe. One of the reasons being that I don’t subscribe to diet culture or trends that eliminate entire food groups and put food groups into ‘failures’. I think you can still achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle without following a restrictive diet for 30 days. (Food sensitivities and allergies are a much different subject.)

That being said, there are a lot of people who seem to love Whole30, and if done correctly it can be challenging, a way to reset your eating habits and does include plenty of fruits, veggies and lean meats.

Just remember that temporary diets aren’t the way to begin a healthy, balanced lifestyle. You have to find what works for you for long-term success, and a way of life that is beneficial for your mental health. That answer is different for everyone. At the end of the day, food is food and flexibility is essential to living a life you can enjoy. The bottom line, is do what makes you healthy AND happy.

two bowls of chicken pot pie soup with spoons and crackers on the side

What’s in this healthy chicken pot pie soup?

This chicken pot pie soup is one of those recipes you can throw together in just about 30 minutes. Everything cooks in one pot, including the chicken, making it an easy weeknight dinner to meal prep, make for your family or simply slurp up the entire pot yourself. It’s made with plenty of veggies and no cream, making it perfect for just about anyone to enjoy — especially when you come down with a cold, or if you’re just craving a cozy bowl of soup. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Chicken breast
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Yukon gold potatoes (the best for buttery, creamy texture)
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Dried or fresh thyme
  • Unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk (or dairy milk if you prefer!)
  • Low sodium chicken broth
  • Frozen peas
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper

healthy chicken pot pie soup in a bowl

What to serve with chicken pot pie soup

We normally serve our soup with classic buttery crackers or saltines, but you can also serve with biscuits or perhaps even some delicious honey pumpkin cornbread muffins.

Want some extra veggies?

If you’d like some more veggies in this soup, I suggest adding 8 ounces of baby bella mushrooms, which you can saute with the onion, carrots and potatoes. Fresh or frozen sweet corn is also another great option that can be stirred in with the peas. Yum.

healthy chicken pot pie soup in two bowls with crackers on the side

I hope you enjoy this easy to make chicken pot pie soup. If you make it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe — I really appreciate it! xo.

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

4.95 from 19 votes
Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Paleo
Keyword healthy chicken pot pie soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Serves 4
Cozy, healthy chicken pot pie soup made deliciously creamy without any dairy! This paleo chicken pot pie soup is loaded with veggies like carrots, cauliflower & peas, and is gluten free and Whole 30 approved. The perfect lightened-up comfort food for fall!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, diced
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 ½ cups diced yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 ½ cups finely chopped cauliflower florets
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme)
  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk, skim milk, 2% (if you want a richer soup, you can use whole milk)
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Instructions

  1. Place a large dutch oven or pot over medium high heat. Add in olive oil. Once oil it hot, add in diced chicken breast and generously season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken for 4-6 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. Remove chicken from pot and transfer to a large bowl; set aside for later.
  2. In the same pot, add in 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, chopped onion, sliced carrots, diced gold potatoes, diced cauliflower and thyme. Saute for a few minutes until onion begins to soften, then add in milk, chicken broth and salt and pepper. Allow mixture to simmer uncovered for 10 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

  3. Next remove 2 1/2 cups of the mixture from the pot and add to a blender. Blend until completely smooth (be careful while you do this!), then transfer puree back to the pot. Stir in cooked chicken and frozen peas. Allow mixture to simmer for 5-10 more minutes to thicken up a bit. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if necessary. Garnish with extra black pepper and fresh thyme, if desired. Great with biscuits or crackers, if you’d like.

Recipe Notes

To make this recipe vegan: if you want to make this recipe vegan or vegetarian, you can use chickpeas instead of chicken, and also be sure to use vegetarian broth and a dairy free milk.

Optional: Feel free to add ¾ cup of corn if not doing whole 30. If you'd like some more veggies in this soup, I suggest adding 8 ounces of baby bella mushrooms, which you can saute with the onion, carrots and potatoes.

Nutrition
Servings: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 serving (based on 4)
Calories: 369kcal
Fat: 10.9g
Saturated fat: 1.6g
Carbohydrates: 30.5g
Fiber: 7.3g
Sugar: 7.1g
Protein: 41.9g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by Eat Love Eat

healthy chicken pot pie soup in two bowls with crackers on the site

Did you make this?

Post a photo to Instagram and tag #ambitiouskitchen

Never miss a recipe!

Never miss a recipe!

Join our list and you’ll receive a free download of our Top 15 most loved recipe creations for free.

Leave a comment & rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

57 comments

Show Comments
Share
You might also like

Send this to friend