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Low Carb Creamy Chicken Thyme Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 280kcal
Author Naomi Sherman


  • 1 pound chicken breast or 500 grams
  • 4.25 cups chicken broth
  • 3.5 ounces cream cheese
  • .5 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ounce ghee or butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the chicken breasts in a saucepan and just cover with water. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook gently for 15 minutes. Don’t cook this chicken for too long or it will be tough and stringy. Remember that it will cook further in the soup.
  • Melt the ghee in another saucepan and add the minced garlic. Sauté until cooked.
  • Add the chicken broth, cream cheese, cream and thyme and cook over medium heat until just simmering.
  • Shred the chicken breasts and put half aside.
  • Place the other half of the chicken in the broth mixture, season to taste and pour it all into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy and then return to saucepan.
  • Add the reserved shredded chicken and heat through. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, a scatter of thyme and the optional crispy prosciutto.
  • Store in a covered container, in the refrigerator for up to five days.


This recipe was first published in January 2019 and updated in October 2021. 


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 750mg | Potassium: 442mg | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.9mg