How to Make PFL Thai Celery Chicken Soup | High Protein, Low Carb, Low-Calorie Lunch & Dinner

Whether it’s a chilly fall day when you need some warmth in your life, or you feel a sniffle and cold coming on, Thai Celery Chicken Soup is a delicious way to provide your body with cell-building and immune system-supporting protein. And it’s super easy to make!


  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 6 stalks celery
  • 2 c. coconut milk (non-fat) — this is not canned, this is the milk alternative variety
  • 4 c. water
  • 2 c. mushrooms (chopped)
  • 2 medium zucchini (diced)
  • 1 c. onion (diced)
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Thai green paste (check the Asian food aisle)
  • 2 Tbsp. chicken bouillon (non-MSG)
  • 1 tsp. celery salt
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. In a large pot, place the the chicken breast–washed, trimmed of excess fat, and cubed.
  2. Wash the celery, then chop into bite-size pieces. Place in the pot.
  3. Wash the zucchini, then dice and add to the pot along with the mushrooms.
  4. Pour the coconut milk and water over the ingredients.
  5. Add the seasonings.
  6. Boil on high for 10 minutes.*
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for an additional 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.*

* if using an Instant Pot, simply push the SOUP button and allow the pot to work its magic. The soup should take approximately 25-30 minutes to cook after it pressurizes.

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Make it a Power Foods Lifestyle Meal

This is a PV (protein-veggie) meal that has carbs only from vegetables and fats from the chicken. To make this a PVC (protein-veggie-carb) meal, consider adding 1/3 c. uncooked brown rice, blakc beans, or quinoa to the soup per serving (that means 1 and 1/3 c for this portion of recipe). To make this a PVF meal for low-carb eating, or even Keto, consider adding 2 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) per serving to this recipe while cooking (that means 3 Tbsp. — remember that 3 tsp = 1 Tbsp.).

Food Composition

Protein: 30 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams
Fats: 3 grams
Calories: 250
Recipe Yield: 4 servings
Serving Suggestion 1/4 recipe (split equally between 4 bowls or 1 bowl and 3 storage containers–glass is best!).

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I hope you enjoy this flavorful soup! Let me know in our Power Foods Lifestyle Champions facebook group if you have any questions, comments, or variations!

#PowerYourBody one meal, one workout, one day at a time!

~Kristy Jo Wengert