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  • Writer's picturePeggi Ingram

Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup


  • 2 tablespoons Ghee, or olive oil

  • 1 small Onion, chopped

  • 2 Carrots, peeled and diced

  • 2 stalks Celery, diced

  • Salt and Pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme

  • 4 cups Chicken Stock, or broth

  • 1 Bay Leaf

  • 1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

  • 2 cups Cauliflower Rice

  • 2 cups Canned Coconut Milk, full fat

  • 1/4 cup Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley


  1. Melt the ghee in a large soup pot. Add the onion, carrot, and celery. Cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the thyme.

  2. Pour in the chicken stock and add the bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer. Add the whole chicken breast. Cover and simmer 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

  3. Remove the chicken from the pot and use two forks to separate it into shreds. Discard the bay leaf.

  4. Return the shredded chicken to the pot, along with the cauliflower rice. Simmer 5 minutes, until the cauliflower is cooked. Stir in the coconut milk and parsley and cook until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 


  • Cauliflower rice can be found in the produce or frozen section of stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market, and is becoming easier to find in traditional grocery stores, too. You can also make your own by using a food processor or large knife to cut a head of cauliflower into small, grain-sized pieces.

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