Chicken noodle soup with Zucchini Noodles just like Grandma used to make, except with a healthy gluten free and low carb spin! You won’t miss the carbs in this easy recipe!
I have been eyeball deep in Lysol all weekend.
My original opening sentence said “I had a major Lysol party this weekend”
But then I didn’t want you to think I am more weird than you already do, and think that I find cleaning to be a party.
‘Cause I don’t. Times 100.
BUT, my Grandma is flying in from Vancouver, Canada tonight! You guys, I haven’t seen any of my family since October and, before this move, the longest I had ever gone without seeing them was 2 weeks. Needless to say, I am SO EXCITED.
How-ev-er, Grama coming means that I need to drag my butt out from under the cobwebs and actually make my house look presentable. Now you know why I have been eyeball deep in Lysol.
Side note: If you have ever wondered at what point you should end a cleaning spree, end it at the eyeball deep point. Anything deeper than that I am pree sure that Lysol would burn your eyesies. Then you wouldn’t even be able to see how clean your house was, and cleaning it would be pointless and you should have just sat around and watched Breaking Bad and ate cookies instead.
I don’t even know where that came from. Let’s talk soup.
This soup is actually an ode to my G-ma. It’s her old, German recipe that I grew up eating (and loving) as a child. The thing that I love the best about it is the fact that the stock is HOMEMADE! No the-ingredient-list-may-as-well-be-in-gibberish-because-this-girl-can’t-pronounce-half-of-it stuff from a can here. Ye to the sssss.
Did you guys even know how easy it is to make stock at home? I seriously didn’t. I mean, ya it takes ALL DAY, but you just stick ‘er on the stove and forget about it. We even went out to Panera, which may have been slightly irresponsible with the stove on, but the hubs decided that I needed to try cinnamon crunch bagels.
Have you tried those? Totally worth possible apartment burn down-age. I’m in <3
And you know what? When we got back, the house (still intact!) smelled SO GOOD! The hubs came up with a great idea to try and bottle the smell and sell chicken noodle soup scented candles.
Potential new business venture? I think yes.
The longer that you can simmer this stock, the better and more flavorful it becomes. I did mine for about 8 hours and it was delish! You guys, the chicken….it just falls off the bone. Like, there were literal bones just chillin’ in the soup because the meat was just like PEACE OUT YO!
And, once the stock is all done, the whole recipe is pretty much done! Ye to the sssss, the sequel.
I decided to make this soup a little healthier and lower carb by using my mandolin to slice zucchini into noodles. You know how I feel about zucchini Noodles. We’ve had zucchini noodle BBQ chicken casserole, Zucchini Noodles with lemon chia Greek yogurt chicken and zucchini noodles with everything pesto.
Another thing that I love about using zucchini noodles is that you don’t even have to cook these before throwing them into the soup AND they take about .32 seconds to make. If you want the home-style version (like the huberoni) you can totally boil up some gluten free pasta and throw em in thurrr. You can also add in the veggies from the stock if that floats you boat, or leave them out. Whatevs.
As they say, the zoodle soup is your oyster.
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