Yup it is chicken soup weather here in Jersey!  Cold, snowy and wet!  Not my favorite but I do love making a big batch of chicken soup to have on hand for lunch, dinner and to freeze for a quick meal another day.  You always hear that chicken soup heals the soul and it is so true!  There are many healing properties in the chicken stock.  I personally used bone broth in this batch and it was so tasty!  When picking a stock make sure you check the sodium count on it as many of them can have some in the hundreds!  Eek! Opt for low sodium and organic whenever possible.  Broth is pretty cheap too.  I usually get the store brand that is low sodium and organic.

You can use chicken breast with the bone and cook it in a slow cooker too.  At the end of the 4 hours on high just take the chicken out and remove the bones.  Otherwise you can use 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (again organic if possible).  I started with precut onions and celery (easy time saver trick) and let them simmer for about 5 minutes.  Then I added in the broth, cut up chicken & seasoned with salt, pepper & thyme. I just added all the ingredients into 1 pot and let it simmer for about 30 minutes and the house smelled delicious! During the last 10 minutes is when I added in the zoodled carrots and zucchini & added a pinch of red pepper flakes (I like it with a kick plus its great for your immunity!) Viola!!
 
 
 
 
I really wish you could smell this because it is amazing!!!  You could get creative and use other zoodled veggies like sweet potatoes or butternut squash!  The possibilities are endless and healthy! Great alternative to actual noodles!
 
Enjoy!!

Chicken Zoodle Soup!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast cut up into bite sized pieces
  • 1 zucchini spiralized
  • 1 carrot spiralized
  • 2 tsp salt pepper & thyme
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • Pinch red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • 1 Grab a non stick pot over medium-high heat, add celery, onions and garlic sauté for 3-5 minutes
  • 2 Add in broth and seasonings
  • 3 Bring to a simmer
  • 4 Add in cut up chicken breast
  • 5 Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes
  • 6 Add in zoodled zucchini & carrots (you can cut then shorter)
  • 7 Simmer for 10 minutes
  • 8 Enjoy!!!
xo – Cherise