Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo) via Food by Mars

Chicken & Basil Meatballs swim in deeply rich bone broth with veggies and herbs, making a hearty and filling dish. Simple enough to make on a weeknight but as delicious as a slowly simmered Sunday meal. This bone broth soup will be a favorite all season long!

In partnership with Bare Bones Broth, the benefits of using Bone Broth to not only sip on but to cook with are incredible. To name a few:

  • It’s rich in minerals
  • Packed with gut healing collagen and amino acids like L-glutamine which repairs gut lining, improving digestion and nutrient absorption
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Rejuvenates skin and hair
  • Soothes joints
  • It’s thicker, with a much deeper flavor (slowly cooked)

Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo) via Food by Mars

After meeting with Ryan, the founder of Bare Bones Broth and hearing about their amazing values and how the product is made, I was so proud and excited to partner up. I’ve tried each flavor and simply love them all! The quality is exceptional, here are the major reasons why I love this brand so:

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  • 100% grass-fed beef or organic chicken
  • All humanely raised, ethically sourced ingredients
  • Fresh organic vegetables & herbs
  • 12-13 grams protein per serving
  • No added flavorings or preservatives
  • No added antibiotics, growth stimulants, or hormones
  • Gluten-free, soy-free, certified paleo, whole30 approved
  • BPA-free & eco-friendly pouch
  • FLAVOR!!
  • Their Chicken flavor is AIP-friendly

Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo) via Food by Mars

Cooking with bone broth also saves a ton of time. Instead of needing water to stew with veggies, herbs, and meat… that part is already done for you. So the rest is just gravy. I love using this bone broth in my sautéed kale or as a gravy with mushrooms too!

Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo) via Food by Mars

And of course, as a nightcap or morning drink – sipping hot bone broth with a little-added ghee and sea salt is the best. With so many applications and so many health benefits, this is a go-to pantry staple I can’t be without.

Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo) via Food by Mars

I hope you absolutely love the turnout of this soup as much as I did. The mix of vegetables just screams coziness, the meatballs are so flavorful with the fresh basil and garlic, and the shirataki rice (or cauliflower rice) adds great texture in place of pasta or rice while adding some nutrients while we’re at it.

Top your bowl off with some fresh herbs and enjoy!

Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo) via Food by Mars


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Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo) via Food by Mars
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Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

This deliciously rich soup made from chicken bone broth has major health benefits and provides major depth and taste in this dish! Simple enough to make on a weeknight, thanks to the added convenience using bone broth provides. (AIP, PALEO, WHOLE30)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people



  • 1 lb. ground free range chicken
  • 1 handful fresh basil chopped with stems removed
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1.5 Tbsp duck fat or tallow


  • 1 small yellow onion or half a large onion diced
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 3 celery sticks diced
  • 2 16 oz. pouches of Bare Bones Chicken Bone Broth 4 cups
  • 1 pack of shirataki rice (7oz) or 2 cups cauliflower rice
  • 3-4 oz. fresh baby spinach
  • a handful of fresh basil sliced into ribbons
  • pinch sea salt


  • Add first 6 meatball ingredients to a large mixing bowl, with clean hands, mix all seasonings into the meat well. Wipe hands with a paper towel and begin to roll the meat into meatballs, ground chicken can be a little sticky, but working fast with your hands will help. You should get approx. 12 meatballs, add to a plate and set aside while you wash your hands.
  • Heat a large soup pot or dutch oven on the stove, add cooking fat and coat the bottom of the pot (add more if not covering).
  • Once the cooking fat has melted and is hot after a few minutes, place meatballs on the bottom of the pot and cook for approx. 4 minutes on the first side. After there’s a nice brown on that one side, flip with a wooden spoon (you may need to scrape a little - it’s okay, we’ll use those brown bits). Let cook for another 4 minutes on that side.
  • Meanwhile, make sure onions, carrots and celery are all diced.
  • Cover your pot to ensure the center of your meatballs are cooked for 2-3 minutes. This will release a bit of liquid, and now your meatballs should be very easy to spoon up. Place in a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Now, add the onions, carrots, and celery pieces to the pot. If you need more fat/oil, go ahead and add a bit more. With a wooden spoon, stir around a few times scraping up any brown bits from the cooked chicken and let the veggies get tender for 3-4 minutes still over medium.
  • While that’s cooking, rinse shirataki rice if using or simply get cauliflower rice ready and set aside.
  • Once veggies are tender, add in your bone broth and bring to a boil. Season to taste with a pinch of sea salt.
  • Once boiling, add your “rice” and stir around for just 2 minutes or so since the “rice” doesn’t need much time. Now add back your chicken meatballs, and lastly your fresh spinach.
  • Once the spinach has wilted, stir around and make sure everything is well incorporated in the soup.
  • Ladle soup into bowls, top off with basil ribbons and any other fresh herbs you’d like.

Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo) via Food by Mars

This post was sponsored by Bare Bones Broth. All opinions are my own.

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  • RebecaOctober 17, 2017 - 10:23 pm

    serious yum yumsReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasOctober 18, 2017 - 12:32 am

      Awww yeah!! So delish. XOReplyCancel

  • InduOctober 27, 2017 - 2:26 am

    Looks absolutely delicious! Will give this a try soon!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasOctober 31, 2017 - 2:33 am

      Awesome! You’ll love it!ReplyCancel

  • CaTALINANovember 1, 2017 - 8:56 pm

    This soup is amazing! I’ve made this soup twice already and it’s quickly become a fan favorite with my boyfriend and friends! I used cauliflower rice but next time I plan on using the shirataki rice!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasNovember 4, 2017 - 10:01 pm

      Thanks so much, Catalina!!! I’m so stoked to hear you guys love it so much, I’m pretty obsessed too. The shirataki rice is awesome too! XOXOReplyCancel

  • CarmenlMarch 6, 2019 - 8:22 am

    Thank you. I Just made this tonight. I did add cremini mushrooms to the meatballs for moisture because ground chicken can be so dry. Excellent meal. Used bone broth that I made in my Instantpot with the whole roasted chicken I made the other night. I also squeezed a little fresh lemon ???? in it!
    Delicious! ????ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMarch 7, 2019 - 8:17 pm

      That all sounds so fabulous!! So happy you enjoyed it. xoReplyCancel

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  • AmberSeptember 2, 2019 - 11:44 pm

    Instructions for making this in a slow cooker? Looks too delicious to pass up!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasSeptember 8, 2019 - 3:30 pm

      I don’t have specific directions for that but I’m sure you can adapt it for a slow cooker!ReplyCancel

  • Vinette RathkampSeptember 5, 2019 - 3:27 am

    Uh oh. I just checked: Bare Bones Chicken broth has tomato paste listed as an ingredient. ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasSeptember 8, 2019 - 3:30 pm

      That must be new because it wasn’t when I posted long ago, try homemade! I have a post on how to do that.ReplyCancel

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  • ErikaJanuary 13, 2021 - 3:43 pm

    This soup looks so hearty and delicious. The bone broth sounds great! ReplyCancel

  • DanniiJanuary 13, 2021 - 4:22 pm

    This looks like just the kind of pick me up I need right about now. So full of goodness!ReplyCancel

  • ToniJanuary 13, 2021 - 4:28 pm

    What a really comforting meal! A new favorite at my house! ReplyCancel

  • MaryJanuary 13, 2021 - 4:33 pm

    This soup was so good! I love those chicken meatballs!ReplyCancel

  • ShannonApril 9, 2021 - 2:45 am

    Yummy! The photos looked so good I had to try this one. I had to modify a few things for my low fodmap, low acid, low histamine diet. Omitted the garlic, fennel instead of onions, olive oil instead of duck fat, and homemade chicken broth to keep it safe. I also made it in the Instant Pot! Sauteed the meatballs first, removed and then sauteed the carrots, celery, fennel, the added all the rest, including the chopped spinach on top! 30 minutes was perfect. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasApril 12, 2021 - 3:52 pm

      Wonderful, so glad you enjoyed and were able to make those swaps for your needs!ReplyCancel

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