Low Carb Chicken Zoodle Soup + Experiencing the Amazon Locker!

Hey friends, hope everyone’s having a nice cozy winter week (if you’re with me over here on the east coast). Holiday season is in full swing over here in NYC, and I am partnering with Amazon on today’s post to share with you my experience trying out a brand new kitchen gadget which believe it or not I didn’t have in my own kitchen! But first, about this recipe…

Lately I’ve been loving simple, warming recipes that are great for an immunity boost and come together quickly and easily. One that I’d been meaning to whip up is my tasty chicken zoodle soup recipe! But one thing was missing…

I didn’t have a zoodler! I needed one to get to me safely and securely in about 2 days, and didn’t want to risk any holiday mail delays or trying to have the package delivered to my apartment when I was busy over at Charley St. So for this one I went with an Amazon Locker — my first time using one! — major thanks to the team at Amazon for working with me on this to get my zoodler here fast.

You can find out more about Amazon Locker here and be sure to give them some social love over on FB and IG! I love ordering from Amazon for so many reasons, but especially around the holidays it’s pretty much the only way to make sure the things I need for myself and my loved ones are getting to me safely, securely, and on time! When using the locker system, I chose the location most convenient for me so that pickup would be easy as. There are tons of lockers around so you can pick the one most convenient to your work or home. #AmazonLocker #DeliveringSmiles #partner

Check out the easy process of picking up my zoodler below! All I did was place an order on Amazon.com, then choose the locker location of my choice at checkout. When I got there, I simply entered the 6 digit code sent by Amazon to my email and grabbed the little machine from the locker! I could go anytime between 7am-11pm which made it easy with my longer restaurant hours at Charley St.

What makes this low-carb zoodle soup easy?

I decided that using a zoodler would be the way to go with this one. If you don’t have one you can definitely use a peeler to create the noodle-like shapes, but I highly recommend just snagging one on Amazon for the ease and convenience.

The rest of this recipe takes only as long as it takes you to chop the rest of your veg! If only we could pick up a zoodler to use for every ingredient, right? I just started shipping to an Amazon Locker and it’s a really convenient way to pick-up or return items with zero hassle.

What makes this low-carb zoodle soup healthy?

This one is about as healthy and immune-boosting as it gets, folks. You get plenty of antioxidants and micronutrients with all the nutritious veg, protein from the chicken, and even hydration from the broth. Soups are so great this time of year to prevent those sneaky colds from getting the better of us! Read on to find out how to whip up this easy chicken zoodle soup for yourself!

The color code for this recipe is GREEN! For those delicious zoodles, of course. Green foods are often loaded with antioxidants, and perfect for boosting immunity, and giving you a great dose of vitamins A, E, and K.

This recipe is perfect for: an immuunity-boosting weeknight dinner, made easy!

Low-Carb Chicken Zoodle Soup

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Skill level: easy/medium
Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:

3 chicken breasts
2 large carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp each dried oregano, thyme, and rosemary
1 tsp each salt and pepper
low-sodium veggie or chicken broth
2 cups zoodles (2 large zucchini, spiralized)
1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup fresh thyme to garnish
parmesan cheese to garnish (optional)

Method:

  1. Poach chicken in boiling water for 7-8 minutes or until completely cooked. Shred with a fork and set aside. Alternatively you can cook the chicken by searing it in chunks in olive oil in a pan until completely cooked, then setting aside. The method here is totally up to you!
  2. In a large pot heat 2 tbsp olive oil and cook down the onion, carrot, celery and garlic until tender and slightly softened, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Add the seasonings (oregano, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper). Stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Add tomatoes and broth, then stir to combine.
  5. Bring to a boil, then add chicken and cook another 20 minutes.
  6. Serve, garnished with thyme and parmesan, if desired.

 

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