Healthy Chicken Veggie-Noodle Soup

Jun 7 2016

The New Noodle

Spiralized veggies aren't going away anytime soon, and this is one trend we fully support. In fact, we've made a light 'n hearty chicken noodle soup with low-carb zucchini strands! Who says soup is a winter-only staple? You'll wanna eat this all year long...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Chicken Veggie-Noodle Soup Recipe

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1/8th of recipe (about 1 cup): 98 calories, 2g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 528mg sodium, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 14.5g protein

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 3 - 4 hours or 7 - 8 hours, plus 10 minutes


1 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

1/2 cup chopped carrots

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 tsp. chopped garlic

2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. dried thyme

2 bay leaves

14 oz. (about 2 medium) zucchini

Optional seasonings: additional salt and black pepper


Place chicken in a slow cooker, and season with salt and pepper. Add all remaining ingredients except zucchini. Mix well.

Cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours, until chicken is fully cooked and veggies are softened.

Meanwhile, using a spiral vegetable slicer, cut zucchini into spaghetti-like noodles. (If you don’t have a spiral veggie slicer, peel zucchini into super-thin strips, rotating the zucchini after each strip.) Roughly chop for shorter noodles.

If cooking at high heat, decrease heat to low. Remove and discard bay leaves. Transfer chicken to a large bowl. Shred chicken with two forks -- one to hold the chicken in place and the other to scrape across and shred it. Return to the slow cooker.

Stir in zucchini noodles, re-cover, and cook for 10 minutes, or until noodles have slightly softened.


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