Chicken Zoodle Soup

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Trade your noodles for some zoodles! Wait, what? If you’re new to the land of zoodles, I’m about to introduce you to one of my very favorite things! Zucchini noodles, AKA zoodles! Cut into a noodle like shape, either using a julienne peeler, or a spiralizer (which I highly recommend), and zucchini is completely transformed! Zoodles have completely replaced pasta in my eyes, they’re that good! Even my 3 year old nephew loves them!

I know most people are crazy busy, so I was determined to make this soup super easy to make. That’s exactly what I did, and it turned out perfectly! I highly recommend making this with homemade broth. It not only takes the flavor to another level, but the healing benefits of homemade broth are truly incredible! Happy Cooking!!

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Ingredients –

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 small onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup celery root (also called celeriac) peeled and chopped into ½” cubes
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, minced (or ½ tsp dried)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced (optional)
  • 2-3 small zucchini, made into zoodles using either a julienne peeler or spiralizer
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions –

Add all of the ingredients into a large pot, except for the thyme, parsley (if using), and zucchini

Cover, and bring the pot to a boil

Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes

Add the thyme and parsley (if using) during the last 5 minutes of cooking

Right before serving the soup, drop the zoodles into the pot and give it a good stir

Serve with Just Love Your Guts biscuits! Yum yum!!

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181 Responses

  1. TW
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    looks delish!!! cant wait to try it out.

    • Kristen
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      Hope you like it, Tom! You gotta try out those biscuits, they’re the one’s I was telling you about 🙂

  2. Colleen Stewart
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    YUM!! My favorite 🙂

    • Kristen
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      Thought you and Deanna would especially like this one, Colleen 🙂

  3. Meg @ A Dash of Meg
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    great recipe babe! I LOVE ZOODLES! Haven’t had them in a soup though 🙂 My boyfriend will love this!

    • Kristen
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      Thank you, Meg!! I LOVE zoodles too, they’re so good in soup! It’s like slurping up spaghetti noodles!

  4. Heather Crowe
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    Starting a batch of broth tomorrow so I can make this over the weekend, YAY! Thank you for another awesome recipe!!! 🙂

    • Kristen
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      I know how we LOVE our broth, Heather!! So yummy and healing!!

  5. healthyleanfit
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    Don’t you just love celeriac and zoodles in soup?!? So good! And I’ve been obsessed with thyme in my dishes lately! This is making me hungry for a bowl of soup for breakfast!

    • Kristen
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      I do, thanks to you, Deanna!! So yummy! My hubby loves it too! I have a huge bush of thyme in my garden, I love using fresh herbs!

  6. Danielle Thomas
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    Excited to give this a try. What better way to kick a cold or a flu then with chicken zoodle soup?

    • Kristen
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      Hope you love it, Danielle! I swear by it, it always kicks out any bug I feel coming on 🙂

  7. Christy Frost
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    The best soup ever!!!!! <3

    • Kristen
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      So yummy, Christy!! So happy you love it too! <3

  8. Christine
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    I just found you from the Stupid Paleo site. 🙂 I’m not Paleo but am starting an elimination diet to identify the root cause of some of my health issues (some of which sound similar to yours – inflammation, sinus infection, etc.). Anyway today I had chicken broth and corn chips for lunch (not perfect but I’m still learning) and I thought wow this broth would be so much better with veggies and noodles. But what are some GF noodles that would be good in soup? I think zoodles are my answer! I’m going to get some zucchini and other veggies to put in my broth and make it so much better. 🙂

    • Kristen
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      I love this Christine!! Progress is all that matters 🙂 I truly hope you find my blog helpful. Zoodles are the best in soup! Sounds like you’re doing great already, best wishes for perfect health!

  9. Greg Urbano
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    Delicious, I think my Italian grandmother used to make something of the sort!

    • Kristen
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      Love that, Greg! Your grandmother must have been pretty amazing!

  10. smealek
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    What kind of bowel is that–it must be made out of stone!
    That really transcends the soup experience into another place.

    :^]

    • Kristen
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      It’s pretty awesome, huh? My mother in law found it for me!

  11. am032889
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    That looks good!

  12. Ash
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    Never heard of zuchinni noodles before…looks good!

    • Kristen
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      They’re my favorite, Ash! You’ll have to try them sometime!

  13. Dexter
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    looks yummy and healthy too…

    • Kristen
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      Thanks, Dexter!!

      • Kristen
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        Thank you for reblogging this post!!

  14. Dexter
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    Reblogged this on Dexter said.

  15. Dexter
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    looks yummy….and healthy too…

  16. monkeyandmillie
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    Chicken zoodles! we love them yum yum xx

  17. Monica DiNatale
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    Now I’m hungry.

    • Kristen
      | Reply

      Story of my life, Monica 😉

  18. bren@BGgarden
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    yummm…. I may have to try this today!

    • Kristen
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      I’d love to hear what you think if you end up making it!

  19. Jon Ferrera
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    This looks really good. I want to try this as soon as I can.

  20. futooketa
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    nice zoodle….

    • Kristen
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      I’d trade noodles for zoodles any day 😉

    • Kristen
      | Reply

      Thanks so much for reblogging this as well!

  21. futooketa
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    Reblogged this on .

  22. pyuna
    | Reply

    That looks really good! 😀

  23. Barbara Backer-Gray
    | Reply

    Great idea. I also use spaghetti squash, but this will be a nice change.

    • Kristen
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      I never thought to use spaghetti squash, what a great idea!

  24. segmation
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    Looks so so awesome, colorful and warm! Can you send it to me?

    • Kristen
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      I totally would if I could! 🙂

  25. Jim Grey
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    I’ve never had any use for zucchini. Until now. Wonder how it will work under pasta sauce.

    • Kristen
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      I never loved zucchini either, Jim! That was until I discovered zoodles! They’re amazing under pasta sauce, or any kind of sauce! I’m working on a recipe for zoodles with non-dairy alfredo sauce 🙂

  26. Y. Prior
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    Thanks for this great idea of using zucchini for noodles – I cannot eat white pasta any more and well, this is an awesome and nutritious tip!!! yum

    • Kristen
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      Hope you love them as much as I do! I used to LOVE white pasta, now zoodles have completely replaced my desire for them!

  27. dailythoughts4u
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    Great in this really cold weather.

    • Kristen
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      Perfect time of year for soup 🙂

  28. sarasinart
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    Also a good substitute for spaghetti, with olive oil and some herbs, or mushrooms, or shrimp, or whatever you would put with pasta. Tasty and versatile depending on what you like!

    • Kristen
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      Absolutely Sara! I love zoodles with bolognese!

  29. Sierra
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    I love that you call them zoodles:)

    • Kristen
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      Gotta make it fun to say 😉

  30. hkshuckleberry
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    Looks delicious. I’ve never had zoodles. I’m definitely going to try this. In fact I’m off to the green grocer’s now :-).

    • Kristen
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      Zoodles are my favorite! Hope you love them too!

  31. Dream to Dreams
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    That looks delicious. I wonder if it would work without the chicken.

    • Kristen
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      Absolutely! You could just use veggie broth if you prefer 🙂

  32. anmol88
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    m hungry i like chicken

    • Kristen
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      Ditto 🙂

      • anmol88
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        you have done chicken and meat resipy

  33. oldread
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    Do you know Chinese

    • Kristen
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      I don’t, but wish I did!

  34. seasonedplate
    | Reply

    Looks good!

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  36. teresasfamilykitchen
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    looks good!

  37. ladysarahinlondon
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    I’m going to try this and report back! Loving the idea. Thank you

    • Kristen
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      I’d love to hear what you think!

  38. martinlivingroom
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    Look very good!! Give me one pls!!

    • Kristen
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      I’ll fedex some to you 😉

  39. awakentrueself
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    Reblogged this on awakentrueself and commented:
    this looks great

  40. Wax Ecstatic Magazine
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    Looks Delicious!

    • Kristen
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      Thanks! It’s my favorite!

  41. richardsanabria22
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    yummy

  42. kevinbolainez
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    tengo hambre

  43. kofiboamah
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    Reblogged this on kofiboamah.

  44. Rick Gold
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    Thanks for this recipe~

    • Kristen
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      Hope you love it as much as I do, Rick!

      • Rick Gold
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        I’m sure I will ;). I’m a huge paleo advocate. Have you checked out my blog? goldfunctionalwellness.com.

      • Kristen
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        I just did, I’m LOVING your blog! Following 🙂

      • Rick Gold
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        Why thank you! :). I need more people like YOU to read it. I’m finding it quite difficult to get to the right audience.

      • Kristen
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        Well I think you’re doing a great job 🙂 The world is most definitely changing, I have a deep feeling more and more people will start seeking help from you!

      • Rick Gold
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        Thanks :).

  45. Marjorie
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    i love this..thanks for this recipe ~ i’m trying my best to cook my own meal, and what a luck! I found you.. <3

    • Kristen
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      So sweet of you to say that, Marjorie!! Hope you love this soup!

  46. Priceless Joy
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    Wow! It took me a hundred years to get to the bottom of your comments. 😀 It looks delicious. I love zuchinni!

    • Kristen
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      Quite a few comments, huh? Zucchini made into zoodles is life changing!

  47. marymtf
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    Zellishous zounding zoop! Zanks. Those zoodles are just great for children who give their mums a hard time about the veggies.

    • Kristen
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      Zour zery zelcome!! Zoodles are perfect for kids! And your comment is the best 🙂

  48. knoxresourceguide
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    Reblogged this on WE FIT TOGETHER.

    • Kristen
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      Thanks so much for your support!!

  49. rab29943
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    I can’t wait to try this. It sounds really delicious.

    • Kristen
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      I’d love to hear what you think!

      • rab29943
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        I will definitely let you know. I sent it to my step dad and he is very excited to try it.

      • Kristen
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        You’re so sweet to pass my recipe along! Hope your stepdad loves it as well!

  50. awax1217
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    Since we are veggies, we will leave out the chicken. We will give it a try. Thanks, Barry and Alice.

    • Kristen
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      Hope you both love it! I think a veggie version would be perfect 🙂

  51. dragomanm
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    • Kristen
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      I think you may have commented on the wrong post? Not sure what you’re asking 🙂

  52. ministerfay
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    This dish makes me want to dive in.

    • Kristen
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      It’s my favorite 🙂 Let me know if you try it, I’d love to hear what you think!

  53. Whole Belly
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    This sounds delicious! I’ve been wanting to get a spiralizer and now I have the perfect excuse!

    • Kristen
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      You’ll love it!! It’s seriously one of my favorite kitchen gadgets!

  54. Book Club Mom
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    We love soup and this looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Kristen
      | Reply

      Thanks for checking it out! I’d love to hear what you think!

  55. Ksh Singh
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    Reblogged this on Umorok and commented:
    Looks yummy and delicious, I am not much of a Zucchini type but worth a try

    • Kristen
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      Thanks for reblogging this, I truly appreciate it! Making zucchini into zoodles really changes everything about it, it hardly registers as a vegetable anymore. Hope you like it, I’d love to hear what you think!

      • Ksh Singh
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        Welcome! Will definitely let you know when I try this out !

  56. moodsnmoments
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    really simple and delicious. I did try the vegetarian version yesterday. Yum, I say. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on being freshly pressed.

    • Kristen
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      Thank you! It was so unexpected, and quite an honor! So happy you liked it, I love veggie soup 🙂

  57. singhtejashwini
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    yum! looks gr8….

  58. thankyouforposting
    | Reply

    This article is so good, I like this blog, Thank you very much for sharing

    • Kristen
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      Thank you!! That’s so sweet of you to say!

  59. curran132
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    Really enjoy this soup. How do you make it?

    • Kristen
      | Reply

      The recipe is within the blog post 🙂 Super simple!

  60. Jeanne
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    woooah. now this looks absolutely yummy.

  61. orthodoxmom3
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    This looks amazing! I just used a spiralizer for the first time yesterday! I LOVE zucchini noodles!! My teenager doesn’t but…oh well…you can’t win them all. I’m still going to try the soup!

    • Kristen
      | Reply

      So true, huh?! I love zucchini noodles as well, SO good!! Hope you love this soup!

  62. TheStrongerLifePursuit
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    Looks. so. good.

  63. Bag Factory China
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    so…so..so..delish…amazing

  64. Timberly
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    I got my ZOODLER! I got my Zoodler!
    WHOOOOHOOOO!!!! Guess what I’ll be making today! Nom-Nom:-)

    • Kristen
      | Reply

      YES!!!! Timberly, do you love it, or what?!

  65. Mark Lopez
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    Zoodles are delicious. I work in an Italian restaurant, and one of our dishes (linguine and clams), incorporates julienned zucchini along with the pasta. Our guests initially met the dish with some skepticism, but that disappeared the moment they gave it a chance. Also, have you ever considered sauteing the carrot/celery/onion mix before adding it to the soup? Doing so really concentrates the sugars in the vegetables before exposing them to the broth. As I’ve never tried your way, I wonder how different the results would be?

    Thanks for the post!

    • Kristen
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      That’s so great to hear, I haven’t come across any restaurants had incorporated julienned zucchini! My husbands favorite pasta is linguine and clams, and now that we don’t eat pasta, I’d actually thought to recreate it with noodles! Typically when I make soups I sauté the veggies first, and then add the broth and any remaining ingredients. My goal with this soup was to make it so that literally anyone, even someone with hardly any time, could make it. I feared that it would lack flavor or wouldn’t be as good, but I was amazed at how incredible it tasted! Thanks so much for the comments!

      • Mark Lopez
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        Why don’t you eat pasta anymore?

      • Kristen
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        I follow a paleo diet, which took out all grains and gluten, so no pasta 🙂 Have you read my story on my blog? It’ll help explain it more, I was very sick for a long time, and eating this way has completely healed me. Makes giving up pasta MORE than worth it! My husband went paleo to support me, but noticed tons of great changes in his health as well, and he was already a healthy guy!

      • Mark Lopez
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        I’ve heard of that, glad it helped 🙂

      • Kristen
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        Thanks, Mark! 🙂

  66. Calorielicious
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    This looks delicious! I have to try this!

    • Kristen
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      I hope you love it as much as I do!

  67. Zoodles seem like a great alternative to noodles, thanks for sharing this with us! The recipe looked so easy to make. This is great for a quick lunch or even a snack when you are in a rush to go. It must freeze well too – have you tried it?

    • Kristen
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      Hi David! I love zoodles, they really trick your mind into thinking you’re eating pasta, especially in soup! I haven’t tried freezing this yet, but I’m sure it would be great 🙂

  68. modejen
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    yummy!

  69. modejen
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    I will try this, delicious and healthy!

  70. cheaplaur
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    I think I am going to try this out!

    • Kristen
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      Let me know what you think if you do! 🙂

  71. These look delicious and healthy. Can’t wait to try it. Especially on cold days =)

    • Kristen
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      Thanks, Andrea!! Hope you enjoy it! Perfect for a cold day 🙂

  72. GYM MUTT
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    Wow wow wow! I’m going to cook a huge batch of this! Incredible. And hey, I love chicken, so it’s already a winner, but throw in zucchini 😉 wam.

  73. ladylxk
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    Reblogged this on Ladylxk and commented:
    i gotta make this for my baobei who is constantly down with cold and fevers

    • Kristen
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      Thanks so much for your support! It’s such a healing soup

  74. Lushfun
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    soon or later it will come out that cholesterol is not a big deal
    just wrote a post on that actually

    • Kristen
      | Reply

      Couldn’t agree more! Going to check out your post now 🙂

  75. Laxman Prajapati
    | Reply

    Very nice 🙂

  76. ladysarahinlondon
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    I tried this as promised. It is unbelievably good! Xx

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      So, so happy you loved it!! I just made it again last night 🙂

  77. TinyTechReview
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    That looks amazing!

  78. meighanson
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    Reblogged this on meighanson.

  79. glutenfreebohemian
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    Reblogged this on Gluten Free, Bohemian Style and commented:
    The next step to true healthy eating— no grains!

  80. glutenfreebohemian
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    This soup looks great. Putting the noodles in the hot broth reminds me of Japanese or Vietnamese methods of Soup making. Do the noodles fall apart if soup it is reheated?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thank you! The zoodles won’t fall apart when reheated, but they do become a little overcooked. I would suggest leaving the zoodles out of the large batch, and just adding them to individual bowls, pouring the very hot soup over them. That’s what I typically do if I plan to have leftovers 🙂

  81. echooutside
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    This sounds absolutely delicious!

  82. 4orcefitness
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    Reblogged this on 4orce_fitness.

  83. lyndiab
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    Reblogged this on lyndiabblog and commented:
    When it is super cold this is great.

  84. […] idea is from “Chicken Zoodle Soup” on the Living Loving Paleo page. Since zucchini prices took a dive this week, I bought 4 […]

  85. maryangelis
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    Hellooo, you were so right! I gave these another try, this time cooking in a sassy vegetable stock with extra garlic and ginger. For some reason I needed them cooked longer so they’d feel more noodle-y. But they soaked up the stock flavor and were just delicious. So ok, you’ve got another convert! Bon appetit and good health, Mary

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      So, so happy to hear that you loved the zoodles!! Best wishes to you!! <3

      • maryangelis
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        Thank you! I appreciate your recipe — it’s a real keeper. I started making noodles from daikon radish just last week; now zucchini will be a nice addition too. Your website is beautiful, more power to you!

      • livinglovingpaleo
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        Thank you so much!! Great idea to make daikon radish noodles, very creative!

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