Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup | My 17 Day Diet Blog

Diana J. Smith

Loaded with a lot of fiber-rich veggies, this comforting soup is a weight loss dieter's dream

There’s nothing like a big bowl of hot and yummy soup when the weather turns cold or you’re not feeling well. If you want a nutrient-dense bowl of yumminess, then this Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup recipe is going to hit the spot!

This Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup comes directly from my Eat to Achieve meal and I’m excited for the new members to experience this recipe!

I’m not typically a huge fan of tomatoes in my soup, but they are definitely necessary in this recipe!

The recipe does call for a can of diced tomatoes and you’ll definitely want to use the juices as it really makes the dish rich in flavor!

Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup is seriously loaded with fiber and protein for a hearty and healthy low carb meal

This yummy Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup is ideal for weight loss for both the 17 Day Diet and 17 Day Kickstart Diet.

You’ll make a minor change for the Kickstart Diet if you’re planning on eating this from day 1, so keep reading!

Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup Ingredients

When I named this recipe, I knew that “Loaded” had to be used in the title because that’s exactly how I describe this soup when I talk about the ingredients needed to make it.

Here are a few of the basic ingredients you’ll need to make this soup:

  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery Stalks
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Dried Basil or use your favorite herbs
  • Can Diced Tomatoes with Juice
  • Low-sodium Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • Chicken breasts
  • Green Beans
  • Cabbage

Basic Ingredients for the Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup

Which Cycle of the 17 Day Diet Is This Recipe Approved For?

If you’re on the 17 Day Diet, the good news is this Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup is approved for all cycles! No changes are necessary to make this compliant as it was created for Cycle 1 as a part of my Eat to Achieve meal plan!

What Changes are Necessary for the 17 Day Kickstart Diet?

If you’re trying Dr. Mike’s new 17 Day Kickstart Diet, this soup recipe is approved as-is for both the 4-Day Soak Up and 10-Day Stabilize Phase.

If you want to enjoy this yummy soup during the first phase (3-Day Scrub), then you’ll need to omit the carrots (or maybe eat less of them during the first three days).

If you’re not exactly sure which food items are allowed in each phase, make sure you take a peek at the 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.

This Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup is perfect for the 17 Day Diet and 17 Day Kickstart Diet for weight loss

Keto Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe

This yummy low carb recipe can nearly be used as-is if you’re on the Keto Diet.

Depending on your macros and how strict Keto you are, if you’re not too concerned with carrots or onions, then it’s fine to leave them in. However, if your macros don’t allow for the extra carbs, best to leave them out. 

Ingredient Substitutions or Additions

If you’re not a fan of some of the ingredients, you can easily swap out for your favorite veggies. Here are a few that you may add or use as substitutions in this Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup recipe.

Substitutions for Cabbage

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Collard Greens

Kale is the superfood green in this Lemony Chicken and Kale Detox Soup. It's full of fiber and keeps you full for hours!

Substitutions or Additions for the Vegetables:

  • Mushrooms
  • Leeks
  • Okra
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli

Broccoli is a nutrient rich vegetable high in vitamins and perfect for low carb way of eating

Additions of Grains/Legumes:

If you’re in Cycles 2 or 3 and want to make this an even heartier soup, consider adding in the following:

  • Brown Rice
  • Barley
  • Bulgur
  • Basmati Rice (or any long grain rice)
  • Lentils
  • Beans (black, butter, kidney, etc)

Consider adding grains to your soup if you want a more hearty meal

Starch Additions for Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet

If you’re in cycle 3 and want to add some starchy veggies or grains, consider adding in the following:

  • Approved pasta such as whole wheat or vegetable based
  • Zucchini
  • Fennel

Zucchini and Fennel are great additions to soup to add a bit of extra heartiness and fiber to your meal

Other Low Carb Soup Recipes

If you’re a soup junkie and want more low carb soup recipes like this one, make sure you check out the following:

If you make this Loaded Chicken Vegetable Soup, I’d love for you to come back and review the recipe card below.

Plus, if you’re on social media, tag me @17ddblog and show me your bowl of yummy soup! Enjoy!

A perfectly low carb and healthy soup when you want something warm and comforting


  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 Carrots, sliced
  • 2 Celery Stalks, Sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil (or more to taste) or use your favorite herbs
  • 1 15oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 small chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Cup Diced Green Beans (Fresh, Frozen or canned)
  • 2 Cups Cabbage, shredded or chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


    1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pot on medium high.
    2. Add the diced onion, carrots and celery to the pot. Saute for about 3 to 4 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
    3. Next, add the minced garlic and dried basil and saute for 30 seconds.
    4. Next, add the diced tomatoes with juice, broth, cooked chicken, and salt and pepper to taste. Allow to simmer for about 20 minutes or so.
    5. Finally, add the diced green beans and cabbage to the soup during the last 10 minutes of cooking until they are warmed through.


Approved for:

17 Day Diet – all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet – Soak Up and Stabilize Phase (omit carrots if you want to use in Scrub Phase)

Keto Diet – be mindful of carrots and onions and omit if your macros don’t allow for them

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