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Paleo Cauliflower Chicken Chowder

Paleo Cauliflower Chicken Chowder is unbelievably good and good for you, gluten free, grain free, dairy free,  soy free and whole 30 friendly.  You will be amazed at how hearty flavorful and satisfying this chowder is, and it is super easy to pull together.  Use a Cooked Organic rotisserie chicken from your local store to cut down on cook time.  If you want to keep this vegetarian, skip adding the chicken the chowder.

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Put on your scarf and mittens.  It is cold outside!  There is snow on the ground and its going to 10° tonight.  Which means there is a snow emergency here in Cincinnati.  No, I am not joking Cincinnatian’s don’t cope well when it snows.  My family in Cleveland always shakes their head at how their southern neighbors freak at the thought of snow on the drive into work.  They don’t bat an eyelash unless it is over 10′.

No matter how much snow you have it is day’s like these that we all want a delicious bowl of chowder to warm us up.  My Paleo Cauliflower Chicken Chowder is just what you need.  Loaded with so many delicious healthy flavors.  I love it because that it is fast and easy. Using the meat from a rotisserie chicken saves me time, too. And don’t let the addition of the cauliflower scare you—it is very neutral in flavor and adds so much nutritional fiber and substance to this chowder.
paleo cauliflower chicken chowder recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com
paleo cauliflower chicken chowder recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Paleo Cauliflower chicken Soup Recipe with ahealthylifeforme.com

Paleo Cauliflower Chicken Chowder

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings: 4 -6


  • 4 slices bacon diced
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or Coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot
  • 4 cups organic chicken broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 head cauliflower roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 Organic Rotissaire Chicken skin removed and meat shredded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Avocado peeled seeded and diced


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in cauliflower and bay leaf. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Whisk in arrowroot until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and coconut milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until cauliflower are tender, about 12-15 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. If the chowder is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  • If using chicken add, stir and serve immediately.
  • Garnish with bacon, avocado and parsley, if desired.


You can freeze soup. If you are going to freeze, do NOT add bacon or avocado.


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8 comments on “Paleo Cauliflower Chicken Chowder”

  1. 5 stars
    Killer recipe Amy. Made a version of this using the slow cooker, and a spicy pepper! LOVED it. Lenny ate three huge bowls.

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    Beth @ The First Year

    Amy, I am so glad I watched the video! Your photos are stunning, but I love how the video shows the steam from the hot soup, yum! And being from Minnesota, there are never snow emergencies unless we got 14 inches of snow in 3 hours. 🙂

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I think I might make this for dinner. I already have all of the ingredients and I LOVE cauliflower!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner

    We just had our cold snap here in Colorado and temperatures will finally warm up to near 40 this week, so warm, I know! I would love to have a bowl of this delicious chowder! I could put cauliflower in everything!

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