Gingery Chicken Soup with Zucchini “Noodles”

Gingery Chicken Soup with Zucchini “Noodles”
Gingery Chicken Soup with Zucchini “Noodles”
  • prep: 25 min
  • cook: 3 hr 40 min
  • total: 4 hr 5 min
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  • Summary

    This immunity-boosting chicken noodle soup is just as comforting as your grandma's, but it's also gluten-free and paleo-friendly, thanks to a big helping of spiralized zucchini "noodles" instead of traditional wheat-based pasta. The homemade chicken broth is flavored with ginger in two ways: sliced ginger simmers slowly to lend warming background notes, while freshly grated ginger added at the end of cooking brings zippy flavor and extra health benefits.

    Ingredients

    • 4 medium carrots (about 1 1/4 pounds), divided
    • 3 (3") pieces ginger, unpeeled
    • 1 (3 1/2–4 pound) whole chicken
    • 1 medium onion, unpeeled, cut into sixths
    • 3 celery stalks, cut into 2" pieces
    • 1 head of garlic, halved crosswise
    • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
    • Handful of cilantro stems, plus leaves (for serving; optional)
    • 2 medium zucchini (about 10 ounces)
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more
    • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more
    • Lime wedges (for serving; optional)
    • A large stockpot (at least 8 quarts); a spiralizer or mandoline with a medium julienne blade

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 471 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 11 g 16.84%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 13.73%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 238 mg 79.45%
    • Sodium: 1122 mg 46.76%
    • Calcium: 93 mg 9.34%
    • Potassium: 1277 mg 36.47%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 19.59%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 15 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 14.95%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 75 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 322.56%
    • Vitamin C 39.29%
    • Vitamin D 4.25%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat10
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total9 oz-eq

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