Chicken Zoodle Soup
Chicken Zoodle Soup

Chicken zoodle soup is a healthy and low-carb version of the classic chicken noodle soup. Instead of traditional pasta noodles, this recipe uses spiralized zucchini noodles (zoodles) for a lighter, gluten-free option. Here’s how to make chicken zoodle soup:


For the Soup:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 8 cups chicken broth (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)

For the Zoodles:

  • 3-4 medium zucchini, spiralized into noodles


  1. Cook the Chicken:
  • Heat a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil.
  • Season the chicken breasts or thighs with salt and pepper. Add them to the pot and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are nicely browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pot and set it aside to cool.
  1. SautΓ© the Vegetables:
  • In the same pot, add the chopped onion, sliced carrots, and sliced celery. SautΓ© for about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the minced garlic and sautΓ© for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  1. Add Herbs and Broth:
  • Return the cooked chicken to the pot and add the dried thyme and dried rosemary. Pour in the chicken broth.
  1. Simmer:
  • Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded.
  1. Shred the Chicken:
  • Remove the cooked chicken from the pot and shred it using two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the soup.
  1. Add Zoodles:
  • Just before serving, add the spiralized zucchini noodles (zoodles) to the hot soup. Let them cook for 2-3 minutes until they are slightly softened but still crisp.
  1. Serve:
  • Ladle the chicken zoodle soup into bowls. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve the chicken zoodle soup hot as a comforting and healthy meal.

This chicken zoodle soup is a great way to enjoy a classic comfort food while reducing the carb content. The zucchini noodles add a nice crunch and freshness to the soup. Feel free to adjust the seasonings and vegetables to suit your taste. Enjoy your homemade chicken zoodle soup!