Did your mom ever bring you chicken noodle soup when you were feeling ill as a child? This timeless dish is best known for its ability to cue a cold and restore energy to a tired body. This dish is famous as a traditional flu remedy, and it’s easy to understand why this dish has a powerful effect on boosting the immune system.
We decided to give the traditional chicken noodle soup a much needed revamp. Our recipe calls for the finest ingredients, therefore; ensure that you’re using organic vegetables and free-range chicken for your soup.
Chicken is one of the largest commercially farmed protein sources. Factory farming methods are cruel to animals. They house chickens in crowded coups and fed unnatural grains contaminated with growth hormones and antibiotics. Always make sure your chicken comes from a sustainably farmed, free-range source.
Zoodle Chicken Noodle Soup – Reinventing a Timeless Classic
For this recipe, you’ll need 1 ½ pounds of skinless, boneless, cubed chicken breasts. Lean chicken is one of the most nutritious sources of protein, a crucial macronutrient responsible for regenerated cells and improving cell communication. (1)
The amino acids found in protein are compounds vital for optimal metabolic health and regeneration of damaged muscle tissue. Each pound of chicken breast yields over 16-grams of protein, with less than 2-grams of fat. (2)
Heat a pot with some olive oil and then add the onion. After about 5-minutes, after the onions brown, add 3-cloves of minced garlic as well as your celery and carrots. Let the veggies brown and soften for 5-minutes. Lightly season your cubed chicken breast with freshly ground black pepper and Himalayan salt before adding it to the pot.
Cook the chicken until it’s no longer pink and if you find that it’s sticking to the bottom of the pot, add a little water to keep the ingredients from burning. Once you’re satisfied with the chicken, add 2-cups of chicken bone broth. The bone broth adds extra flavor and texture to the soup while improving its nutritional profile.
You can buy your bone broth at your local health food store, or make your own using one of our recipes. Bone broth has a healing effect on the gastrointestinal system, decreasing levels of inflammation in the intestinal wall. GI inflammation is responsible for a wide variety of autoimmune diseases and can lead to systemic inflammation that spreads to every biological system in the body. (3)
After adding the rest of the ingredients, cover the pot with a lid and let it cook over medium heat for the next 30-minutes. It’s best to leave the kitchen and watch your favorite show at this time. The aroma from the ingredients simmering on the stove tantalizes and overwhelms your senses.
For this recipe, we’ll be making zucchini noodles to replace the traditional rice noodles. Zucchini noodles offer a far better nutritional profile than conventional noodles. Use a spiralizer to cut your zucchini pasta and add it to your soup in the final minute of cooking the dish.
The final viscosity of your soup shouldn’t be too runny; it should have a creamy texture and magnificent aroma. Try to contain yourself from eating it straight out of the pot. After spooning the soup out into single serving bowls, add a spring of parsley for the final touch and serve to your loved ones.
Zoodle Bone Broth Chicken Noodle Soup (Low Carb and High in Protein)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
2 tbsp olive oil
1 ½ pound skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into ½ inch cubes
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 medium carrots, chopped
3 large celery stalks, chopped
4 cups homemade or store bought bone broth
2 cups water
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried parsley
2 medium zucchinis, cut into noodles
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
salt, black pepper to taste
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the celery and carrots and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the chicken, season with salt and black pepper and cook until no longer pink.
- If necessary, you may add a little water while the chicken is cooking to prevent sticking.
- Add the bone broth and 2 cups of water, cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 25-30 minutes.
- Add the zucchini noodles and cook one minute.
- Add the parsley, season to taste with salt and black pepper and serve.
P.S. If you loved our recipe, check out these other ideas for soups and bone broth. From restoring your gastrointestinal system to relieving your joint pain, heal your body with the power of a nutritious diet. Let us know what you think and leave a comment!
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