This keto soup recipe is easy to make and can be enjoyed in many different diet approaches. Each serving has 7 net carbs so it’s great for the low carb diet and keto diet. It is also gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo, AIP, low oxalate and elimination diet friendly.

Below I provide options for ingredient substitutions, as well as directions on making it low FODMAP, lower calorie and candida diet friendly.

This soup recipe also works great for weekly meal prep because it makes a lot of servings! Truly a perfect meal for the whole family.

Keto chicken bacon soup recipe in white bowl

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Recipe ingredient substitutions

Chicken breast substitutions

Instead of using chicken breasts, you could also use chicken thighs. Also if you have leftover store-bought rotisserie chicken, that would taste great! A whole chicken will also work here and makes the best homemade bone broth. Just make sure you slow cook it on it’s own before using the bone broth and shredded chicken for this recipe!

Bacon substitutions

Instead of using pork bacon, you can also use chicken or turkey bacon.

Chicken bone broth substitutions

If you don’t have bone broth, you can also use regular chicken stock or chicken bouillon cubes. Check out my bone broth recipe if you want to make your own.

Coconut oil substitutions

Instead of coconut oil, you can also use bacon grease, pork lard, olive oil or any other fat of choice. If you’re not avoiding dairy, heavy cream or even heavy whipping cream are also great keto friendly fat options. What’s better than soup? Creamy soup!

Garlic substitutions

Instead of using fresh garlic, you could also use ½ to 1 teaspoon of dried garlic powder.

Onion substitutions

Instead of using fresh onion, you could also use 1 teaspoon of dried onion powder.

Fresh thyme substitutions

Instead of using fresh thyme, you can also use 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves.

Dried chive substitutions

Instead of using dried chives, swap it out for 2 tablespoons fresh diced chives.

Also, a note about herbs – rosemary, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, black pepper or other fresh herbs are all good additions. Basically spice this the way you like it. Using the things you already have in your kitchen is the best way to make easy recipes even easier. You won’t think it’s the the best soup if you don’t make it the way you like it!

Kohlrabi linguine substitutions

Instead of using Mann’s kohlrabi linguine, you can also use whole fresh kohlrabi – just peel it and dice it before adding it to your soup. Or alternatively, if you have your own spiralizer you can make your own kohlrabi noodles. Other great low carb / keto noodles include cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, or any other low-carb noodles like shirataki or miracle noodles. There are many alternatives out there to regular wheat noodles!

Dietary modifications

Make this recipe lower calorie/fat

Swap out the pork bacon for either chicken or turkey bacon, or omit the bacon altogether. Instead of using 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to fry your onions and garlic, lower this amount to 1 tablespoon or less.

Make this recipe low FODMAP

Omit the garlic and onion.

Make this recipe candida diet friendly

Make sure you buy sugar-free bacon. Otherwise, this recipe is totally sugar-free and candida diet friendly.

Keto chicken bacon soup recipe in white bowl with spoon to side

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a slow cooker or instant pot instead of a pot?

For this chicken soup recipe, you can also use a slow cooker or crockpot. Simply add all the ingredients and cook for either four hours on high or eight hours on low. If you want the bacon to remain crispy, fry or bake it separately and add it at the end. If you want to speed things up and use the pressure cooker setting on your instant pot, cook on high for 25 minutes.

Can I fry the bacon instead of baking it?

Feel free to fry your bacon instead of baking it if you prefer it that way. It will turn out great either way.

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Keto Chicken Bacon Soup Recipe

Tara Klippert
This keto chicken bacon soup recipe is easy to make, and can be enjoyed in many different diet approaches. It is also gluten free, dairy free, soy free, paleo, AIP, and low oxalate.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 396 kcal


  • Large pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Paper towel


  • 1 lb raw chicken breast (boneless skinless)
  • 300 g bacon (about 10 slices)
  • 285 g kohlrabi linguine (1 bag of Mann’s or roughly 2 cups of peeled and diced kohlrabi)
  • 6 cups chicken bone broth
  • 2 tbsp butter flavoured coconut oil (or bacon grease)
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried or fresh chives
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Bake the bacon on a parchment lined baking sheet in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes or until desired crispiness.
    Keto chicken bacon soup recipe bacon ready to be prepared
  • While your bacon is cooking, chop up the onion, green onions, thyme, and garlic.
    Keto chicken bacon soup recipe spices chopped
  • Heat a large pot on low to medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter flavored coconut oil.
    Keto chicken bacon soup recipe start of cooking process
  • Fry your onions and minced garlic.
    Keto chicken bacon soup recipe cooking process
  • Meanwhile, slice up the boneless skinless chicken breasts into small pieces.
  • Add the sliced chicken meat to the pot and continue frying, stirring often, until the chicken breast starts to brown.
    Keto chicken bacon soup recipe chicken cooking
  • Add the chicken broth, dried chives, thyme and kohlrabi linguine (or roughly 2 cups of peeled and diced kohlrabi).
    Keto chicken bacon soup recipe ingredients being cooked
  • Bring everything to a boil and simmer until the kohlrabi noodles are cooked through (roughly 20-25 minutes or so).
    Keto chicken bacon soup recipe ingredients cooking
  • At this point your bacon should be ready. Place your bacon on paper towel to get the extra grease off. Transfer it to a cutting board and dice it up into small pieces.
    Keto chicken bacon soup recipe bacon and chives
  • Serve your hearty soup with bacon bits and fresh green onions. A slice of toasted keto bread (or low carb crackers) is also a good food pairing here. It's the perfect keto meal!
    Keto chicken bacon soup recipe soup in bowl
  • Store any leftovers in airtight containers or Mason jars to enjoy them the next day! Or alternatively, if you freeze them, it will keep for 6 months until the next cold day when you feel like eating homemade soup again.


Serving: 5servingsCalories: 396kcalCarbohydrates: 10.3gProtein: 43.1gFat: 19.4gSaturated Fat: 7.7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 594.4mgPotassium: 470mgFiber: 3.1gSugar: 5.9g
Keyword AIP, dairy free, gluten free, grain free, keto, low oxalate, nut free, paleo, soy free
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Tara Klippert
About the author Tara Klippert

Tara Klippert is a Registered Health and Nutrition Counselor and holds a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching. She shares her gluten free, dairy free & allergy friendly recipes.