Sam’s Low Carb Better Than Grandma’s Crockpot Chicken Soup

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Hearty, soul-warming, low carb and really easy to make in your slow cooker. Enjoy!


  • 5-6 bone-in chicken thighs with skin removed, about 1-1/2 lbs
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into discs
  • 2 medium stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups low or no-sodium chicken broth (we use this)
  • 1 cup cold water


  • If your bone-in chicken thighs have skin, remove it and discard.
  • Put the thighs into the bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker. (we use this)
  • Add all the garlic, carrots, celery, onion, thyme, olive oil, bay leaf,  and salt and pepper. 
  • Finally pour in the chicken broth and water.
  • Cover and cook on low heat setting for 7-8 hours.
  • When done, remove cooked chicken thighs and place on a cutting board, Cut or shred into bite size pieces and return chicken to the soup. 
  • Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Serves 6-8 depending on portion size

Each serving is estimated to have between 4-6 grams of net carbs.
Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data depends on your specific ingredients, the amounts you actually use and how you prepare the recipe. Consequently, I recommend you enter your own calculations into for personal results.
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