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Try this delicious Paleo Creamy Chicken & Spinach soup. It uses cauliflower cream sauce so it's dairy free and low carb too!

Creamy Chicken & Spinach Soup (using cauliflower cream)

Try this delicious Paleo Creamy Chicken & Spinach soup. It uses cauliflower cream sauce so it's dairy free and low carb too!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken soup, creamy soup, healthy recipe, low calorie, low carb
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 135 kcal
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Better Than Bouillon (optional but recommended)
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water

Cauliflower Cream

  • 4 cups cauliflower pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast (can sub grated Parmesan cheese but not Paleo)
  • 1 cup of water retained from boiling cauliflower

Instructions

  1. To make the cauliflower cream sauce, add your cauliflower to a pan and fill with water until almost covering the cauliflower.
  2. Cover and cook until the cauliflower is fork tender.
  3. Drain cauliflower but retain the liquid.
  4. Add to a high speed blender along with 1 cup of the retained liquid, olive oil, spices, nutritional yeast and garlic. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Set aside and start making the soup.
  6. Add olive oil and mushrooms to a soup pan.
  7. Saute mushrooms until they just start to brown.
  8. Add your garlic and sauté for 1 minute more.
  9. Then add your bouillon, spinach and chicken broth and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Next add your chicken and cook for 1 or 2 minutes until heated through.
  11. Add your cauliflower cream sauce and continue to cook a few more minutes until all the flavors meld together.
  12. If you wish to it to be thinner, add more chicken broth or water.