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healthy chicken pot pie soup in a bowl with crackers on the side

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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!
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
Servings 4 servings
Calories 369 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

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 Facts
Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (based on 4))
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 98
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.9g17%
Saturated Fat 1.6g10%
Carbohydrates 30.5g10%
Fiber 7.3g30%
Sugar 7.1g8%
Protein 41.9g84%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.