With the weather outside staying in the low numbers and kids back in school, there’s one thing we crave. Comfort food.
While I’ve been away from home, I’m still getting soup on repeat and even as recently as a couple of weeks ago, the dreaded cold virus made it’s way through out house and it was the same… craving the comforts of something warm, namely chicken noodle soup.
Here’s the thing, it’s also the beginning of the year and we’re sticking with a healthier regimen in the kitchen, thankfully though, it only took minutes to get our veggies prepped AND we made a healthy swap too! Instead of traditional noodles, we were able to add zoodles, and warmed us from the inside out with our chicken noodle soup made with zucchini noodles (or zoodles)!
The flavor is rich and hearty, and with the zucchini “noodles”, we didn’t even miss the added carbohydrates of typical noodles! We all had bowls full of nutrient rich vegetables and it had us feeling better in no time.
The Best Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe with Zucchini Noodles
Ready to make your own healthy swap? Try this healthy chicken noodle soup recipe with zucchini noodles below!
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The Best Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Zucchini Noodles
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to the stockpot and cook until golden, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the stockpot. Add garlic, onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in thyme and rosemary until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Pour in chicken stock, bay leaf and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Stir in zucchini "noodles"; reduce heat and simmer until zucchini is tender, about 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Dice chicken and return to the pot and stir until combined and warmed through.
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