This low histamine and low fodmap chicken soup with lemon is bursting with fresh flavors thanks to cilantro and fresh lemon juice. The SIBO friendly chicken soup is full of liver cleansing vegetables and made in a low histamine bone broth.
Simmering this chicken and rice soup on low for at least an hour brings out all the flavors of the vegetables and chicken, resulting in a simple yet flavourful low fodmap chicken and vegetable soup.
The next day the low fodmap chicken and rice soup will taste even better!
Avoiding high fodmap foods such as onion and garlic is not always easy, especially when making soups, as I am sure you are aware that so many soups have onion and garlic to flavor the soup. However, the tops of green onions are low fodmap and a great way to bring more flavor into this low fodmap chicken soup recipe.
Cilantro and lemon are the star ingredients that bring this SIBO chicken soup to life. Not to mention both cilantro and lemon are fantastic liver cleansing foods! It’s all about nutritious, healthy foods that taste delicious.
Tips for the best tasting low fodmap chicken soup
Basmati rice is low fodmap rice that is allowed in phase 2 of the SIBO diet. If you follow the low fodmap diet, basmati rice is one of your best friends to help bulk up your meals.
To make this low fodmap chicken soup a little more hearty and filling, I added basmati rice that is often very well tolerated in small amounts (1/2-1 cup per meal) when following a SIBO diet or low fodmap diet.
I chose to keep this low fodmap chicken rice soup dairy-free but for those who are okay with goat’s feta cheese, try sprinkling a little crumbled feta over the low fodmap chicken soup when serving. I tried it once, and it sure was tasty!
I simmered the cilantro in the soup, but I imagine saving some freshly chopped cilantro to sprinkle just before serving would add a whole new depth of freshness to this chicken soup with lemon.
How to make a low histamine chicken broth in a pressure cooker
To make this low fodmap and low histamine chicken soup from scratch, use the bones from a pre-cooked whole roasted chicken to make a low histamine chicken broth in a pressure cooker in only 1 hour by placing the chicken bones in a pressure cooker with 6 cups of water.
Secure the pressure cooker lid and place it on the stove over high heat until the steamer blows 2 x. Let sit for at least one hour with the lid closed.
You can also use an instant pot to make the low histamine chicken broth from scratch or buy a store-bought homemade bone broth. Making a homemade bone broth instead of chicken stock will add more flavor to the low fodmap chicken and rice soup.
I don’t do well with high histamine foods and can get swelling in my hand’s and eyelids if I eat too many high histamine foods, so I like to make my bone broth in a pressure cooker for one hour so that the histamine levels don’t build up as it would in a bone broth that has simmered for 24-48 hours.
And now for the SIBO chicken soup recipe.
Low Fodmap Chicken Soup with Rice and Lemon
- 6 cups bone broth or chicken stock
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cube chicken stock
- 1 cup tops of green onion
- 1 cup green beans
- 2 medium carrots
- 3 celery stalks
- 1 bunch cilantro approx 1 cup
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 cups shredded chicken from pre-cooked roasted chicken
- 1 ½ cups cooked basmati rice
- Himalayan salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
To make this low fodmap chicken soup, start by plucking the meat of the bones from a pre-cooked free-range whole roasted chicken and set it aside in a bowl. Use the bones from the chicken to make a homemade bone broth in a pressure cooker or instant pot via previous instructions.
Dice the green onion, green beans, celery, and carrot and saute in a frying pan with coconut oil for 10 minutes or until slightly golden and tender.
Strain the 6 cups of homemade bone broth through a colander into a medium-sized pot and discard the bones.
Mix the vegetables, freshly chopped cilantro, and juice of 1 lemon into the broth with Himalayan salt and cracked pepper to taste.
Let the ingredients simmer on low for 1 hour for the flavors to enhance. At the very end, add in 1 and ½ cups of cooked basmati rice for a delicious, hearty, low fodmap chicken vegetable soup with lemon.
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Low Fodmap Chicken Soup
- pressure cooker
- frying pan
- 6 cups bone broth or low fodmap chicken stock
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup green onion (tops only)
- 1 cup green beans
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 lemon juice
- 2 cups shredded chicken from pre-roasted chicken
- ¾ cups basmati rice
- 1½ cups water
- Dice green onion, carrots and green beans and saute in pan with coconut oil for ten minutes.
- Make 6 cups bone broth with low fodmap chicken stock cubes. Bring to a boil.
- Add sauted vegetables, fresh lemon juice and cilantro to the chicken broth.
- Simmer for one hour and season with additional salt and pepper to taste
- In a second pot bring 1 ½ cups water to a boil. Add in basmati rice and cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Add to the main soup before serving
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