Chicken Paprika Soup

Chicken Paprika Soup is light and low in carbs but big on flavor, making this a delicious and healthy meal.

Chicken Paprika Soup

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

New year beginnings always seem to arrive with some bit of retrospection. And looking behind me at all the holiday sweets, cookies, desserts, appetizers, heavy meals, I mean, just looking behind me? I’d rather not do that in a mirror.

So it comes time to lighten up and replace all the heavy eating with fresh lighter choices.

One such choice for me is a chicken paprika soup, which holds some similarity to chicken paprikash, only in a soup form, and being lighter, it does not contain any of the egg noodles I might otherwise out in. We can fill out those slender pasta threads with sauerkraut instead, which because it is fermented, is always good for us.

Chock full of vegetables and a little bit of creaminess from the sour cream, this is very old-world and suitable for the coldest days of winter. I hope you enjoy.


Chicken Paprika Soup

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1  teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream


  1. Saute carrots, celery and onion in olive oil until they soften.
  2. Stir inn garlic, marjoram, bay leaf, salt, pepper, zucchini, mushrooms, and bell pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring for five minutes until vegetables are semi-cooked.
  4. Add chicken broth, sauerkraut, and paprika; bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for twenty minutes.
  5. Stir in chicken and cook ten minutes more.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream before serving.

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Chicken Paprika Soup

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2 responses

  1. Made a huge pot of this soup, and loved it. Very satisfying, yet low calorie (about 210) and low carb (about 7 g)

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