Chicken Soup for the Sensitive Gut

Chicken Soup for the Sensitive Gut

Soup weather is approaching fast, and this is the perfect recipe for those with a sensitive gut. 

It is approved in the SIBO Biphasic Diet plan, which we often recommend to patients. SIBO, or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, occurs when there is an overgrowth of bacteria in small intestine. For more information about SIBO, see this previous blog post by Dr. Su.

The benefits of the diet are not limited to patients diagnosed with SIBO. The SIBO Biphasic Diet is meant to help starve opportunistic bacteria in the gut that are causing GI distress. It is also designed to help support your body as it repairs issues in the gut.

This chicken soup is a simple, easy, and comforting recipe to have in your toolbox to aid in healing during treatment for SIBO and other GI disorders.


  • 3-4 pieces of either chicken drumstick or thigh
  • 2-3 carrots, peeled only
  • 3 celery stalks
  • Green tops of green onions
  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • Pinch of celtic or Himalayan salt
  • Water

(All ingredients should be organic or free range)


  1. Using a crockpot, add chicken pieces.
  2. Add in peeled carrots.
  3. Add in green onions, celery, parsley.
  4. Fill pot with water.
  5. Simmer for between 4-8 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low. If you do not have a crockpot to use, use a normal pot and simmer for 2 hours.
  6. Strain soup, skim off layer of fat.
  7. Remove spring onions, celery and parsley, do not consume these at this point.
  8. Remove and puree carrots only and add back into the soup.


If you have or suspect that you have SIBO, or you find yourself restricting foods to avoid GI distress, you can reach out to us for more information by signing up for a complimentary consultation.


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