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Chicken Zoodle Soup

Prep 20 m Cook 25 m Ready In 45 m Recipe By:bd.weld "With the winter months approaching fast my niece and I co-conspired to come up with this warm and comforting soup using 'zoodles' that's easy on the waistline."

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 14.5 ounce cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 3/4 pound cooked chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch dried thyme optional
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 zucchini squash cut into 'noodles' using a spiral slicer or vegetable peeler

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, celery, and garlic in hot oil until just tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour chicken broth into the pot; add carrots, chicken, basil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring the broth to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer mixture until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Divide zucchini 'noodles' between six soup bowls; ladle broth mixture over the 'noodles.'