Just in time for soup season, we’re bringing you this souper (sorry, had to) easy keto Chicken Florentine Soup. Tender chunks of chicken + healthy spinach + creamy, cheesy broth = everything you’ve ever wanted in a low carb soup, and we are SO here for it.
Guys imma get to this keto Chicken Florentine Soup recipe, but bear with me for a moment while I rant a bit…
Blogging used to be easy. You made a recipe, you took photos, you wrote about it and you posted it. If the photos were good it got pinned a bunch on Pinterest, and you got some traffic on it and made a few bucks to offset the cost of hosting and paying for the ingredients. Hopefully people tried it, liked it, and left comments on the post so you know it was a success.
Repeat with more recipes.
Congratulations, you’re a blogger. The end.
What does all this have to do with keto Chicken Florentine Soup? Absolutely nothing.
Except that as I sit here trying to think of something to write about this delicious soup, I’m reminded of a meme I saw this morning on Facebook about bloggers writing stories or going on about the ingredients in the post, and in the comments 95% of people were like “make them staahhhhp” because they just want the recipe.
BTW I do have a Jump to Recipe button at the top of all of my posts so you don’t have to scroll through the blah-de-blah here on IBIH – and I won’t even be mad if you use it.
The blogger’s conflict is that almighty Google requires a minimum of 300 words in a post, and if you don’t repeat the name of the recipe at least 5 times their algorithm will be confused about what the post is about and pass you over. So if I don’t make sure I write keto Chicken Florentine Soup a bunch of times in the text here – I might as well not have posted this recipe at all. Because Google won’t show it to you when you search for it – no matter how good of a recipe it is.
And with the latest changes, in order for Google to rank this keto Chicken Florentine Soup high in searches, they have to consider me an “authority” on Chicken Florentine Soup. Which means more than just repeating the title a bunch of times like I’m already doing here. They want me to have questions answered in the post (preferably in a header font) about Chicken Florentine Soup like:
What is the history of Chicken Florentine Soup?
Not that anyone cares, but recipes containing spinach can be termed “a la Florentine” which was ironically coined by the French, even though it refers to the Italian city of Florence, which was known for the practice of using spinach in many recipes as early as the 1500’s.
Aren’t you glad you know that now? It won’t affect the flavor of this soup, but at least you can sound like a pompous know-it-all in front of your friends.
How do I make keto Chicken Florentine Soup?
I’m here for you. Read on. Or just jump to the recipe.
Which is the BEST keto Chicken Florentine Soup recipe?
This one. Obviously. 😂
What is the best cut of chicken to use in Chicken Florentine Soup?
Any cooked shredded chicken will do. I used chicken breast. To keep it easy you can pick up a rotisserie chicken, one whole one should give you more than enough for this soup.
Can I use frozen spinach in Chicken Florentine Soup?
Yes, but it won’t be as good in my opinion.
Perhaps you’ve noticed this above trend on other blogs. I’ve seen some posts go on and on for pages and pages with the history of the dish, every ingredient used in it, and every possible scenario for making substitutions in the recipe. Some of this information is useful, but most of it is just fluff for the benefit of the Google algorithm – which can change at any time and decide that now you’re TOO wordy and drop you like a hot potato.
Then traffic tanks and all of that hard work was for nothing – AND you’ve alienated your audience with wordy posts that are hard to read and frustrating to navigate.
Welcome to modern blogging.
The irony of it all is that while only about 5% of the text above was actually about this delicious Keto Chicken Florentine Soup, big brother will probably LOVE it because I used some of their favorite SEO (aka. Search Engine Optimization) tactics when writing it. (Update: after I completed the post and ran it through my SEO checks I got an A+ and a green smiley face – told ya, Google loves it.)
So to get back to my conflict when I started this post after seeing that meme on Facebook, I needed to write something to convince you to make this keto Chicken Florentine Soup (and you really really should because it is STRAIGHT DELISH) but also give Google what it wants – and now I have this long rant that I should probably delete but won’t.
Maybe it will convince some of you to cut your fave bloggers a bit of slack when they are too wordy in their posts – believe me, none of us are doing it because we want to. I long for the good old days when I could write whatever I wanted, tell a funny story, or just rave about a recipe that I loved and knew you would too. But those days are gone friends, and we’re at the mercy of the almighty algorithm now.
The good news is, at least we have Instagram Stories, where I can (and do) still post stuff about our travels, life on a tropical island in Central America, and lots of pictures of my cats. Hopefully the IG algorithm won’t ruin that too, but I’m not optimistic.
Since we’re drawing back the curtain today about the reality of blogging, I’ll leave you with one more photo of this keto Chicken Florentine Soup (haven’t said that in awhile don’t want Google getting confused ha ha) which looks all cozy and fall-like in the photos above, but this one shows the real scenario, with palm trees and the Caribbean in the background. I was shooting fall-themed recipes here all last week at my fave vacation rental while my kitchen is being remodeled (that’s a long story for another day.)
It was about 95 degrees and humid as all get out. ?
I still ate the soup tho – and it was fantastic!
In case you forgot which soup I’m referring to it’s the BEST Keto Chicken Florentine Soup ever made.
See what I did there? Hopefully Google will too. 😂😂😂
Anyhoo – it’s a really great soup and I hope you WILL make it and report back!
And if you have any feelings about the current state of blogging – trends you’ve noticed that you love or hate, etc. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to rant away!
Then go make this soup. You know the one.
Looking for more great Keto Soup Recipes??? Here’s an epic collection of 105 of the absolute BEST Keto Soup recipes we could find online – all of them free!
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 4 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup butter
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 3/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- Melt the butter in a large pot.
- Add the garlic and spinach and stir until wilted – about 3 minutes.
- Add the cream cheese and Asiago, and stir until melted – about 2 minutes.
- Add the chicken broth, pepper, nutmeg, and cooked chicken.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until hot. Do not boil.
- Taste first and season with salt only if necessary – the broth and cheese already contain quite a bit of salt and you may find that you don’t need to add more.
- Serve hot, garnished with additional shredded Asiago cheese if desired.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.