Smoked Chicken and Apple Soup

Smoked Chicken and Apple Soup
Appropriate for:

Serves 6


1 tablespoon canola oil
1 onion, diced
4 stalks celery, diced
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored & diced
1 teaspoon ground thyme
½ teaspoon dried sage
4 cups chicken stock, low sodium (do not use low sodium stock that contains potassium chloride)
½ teaspoon liquid smoke
1 ½ teaspoons horseradish
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast


Over medium heat in a soup pot, add oil, onions, celery and apples and sauté until onions become translucent. Add thyme and sage and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken stock, liquid smoke, horseradish, vinegar and sugar; simmer for 10 minutes. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup at this stage in the soup pot. Add diced chicken and simmer for 10 more minutes or until the chicken is cooked.


Calories 190
total fat 5.1 g
saturated fat 1.1 g
monounsaturated fat 2.0 g
polyunsaturated fat 1.3 g
cholesterol 56.3 mg
calcium 42.1 mg
sodium 174.9 mg
phosphorus 160.9 mg
potassium 391.7 mg
total carbohydrates 16.4 g
dietary fiber 2.2 g
sugar 10.7 g
protein 19.8 g

This recipe was submitted by CKD patient Chef Duane Sunwold. It is appropriate for those with chronic kidney disease as well as diabetics and transplant recipients.