Keto Chicken Soup with Fennel and Spinach Recipe

Atkins Keto Chicken Soup with Fennel and Spinach
Net Atkins Count TM
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 1 Tbsp olive oil USDA
  • 4 cup fresh fennel, bulb, sliced USDA
  • 1 Tbsp fresh shallots, chopped USDA
  • 0 1/2 tsp table salt USDA
  • 0 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground USDA
  • 7 1/4 cup chicken broth FNDDS
  • 32 oz raw chicken drumstick, with skin USDA
  • 3 cup fresh baby spinach Dole
  • 2 tsp lemon zest USDA


  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat until it shimmers. Add fennel and sauté until browning, 8-10 minutes. Add shallots, salt and pepper and continue to sauté until shallot is softened, about 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and chicken leg drumsticks, increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, 20 minutes.
  2. Remove chicken drumsticks to a bowl. Working carefully so you don’t burn yourself, remove the meat from the bone (discarding bones and skin), shred and add chicken back to the soup. Remove from heat, stir in spinach and lemon zest and serve while hot, garnished with fennel fronds and shoots if desired. One serving is about 1 ¾ cups soup.

Cooking Tip

Did you know that you can easily portion out and freeze soup to save for a busy night down the road? When ready to reheat, either microwave or heat up in a pot over the stove with a splash of water.