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SkinnyTaste: Chipotle Chicken Zoodle Soup

RecipesKat Rainwater

Hi my name is Kathryn, (Hi Kathryn) and I’m addicted to skinnytaste.com. While perusing Pinterest the past couple weeks searching for healthier (low carb/dairy free) meal ideas, SkinnyTaste kept popping up. I’ve heard about Gina’s website before but never really dug in and searched through all of her different recipes until now. If you’ve never visited her site, you have got to sit down and take a look. The founder, Gina, provides healthy recipes with some being specific to different types of diets (Weight Watchers, Paleo, Whole 30, etc…), she posts a meal plan for each week, and recently came out with a cookbook…she basically does it all. Cason and I have been trying out several of her recipes and we haven’t been disappointed yet. One of our favorites that I wanted to share with you was chipotle chicken zoodle soup, it’s perfect for this time of year! Cason and I altered the recipe a little bit by leaving out the cilantro (don’t hate us but we really don’t love the flavor) and we left out the crumbled queso fresco (It sounds amazing but I’m trying to cut back on dairy because of food allergies) but you should definitely put it on your soup because…YUM!

SkinnyTaste Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Zoodle Soup (serves 4)

:: 16 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
:: 1/2 tsp kosher salt
:: fresh, black pepper to taste
:: 1 tsp olive oil
:: 1/2 cup chopped onion
:: 3 cloves minced garlic
:: 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
:: 8 oz. can tomato sauce
:: 1/2 tbs chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped
:: 1 tsp dried oregano
:: 1/4 tsp cumin
:: 2 bay leaves
:: 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
:: 1, 7 oz. zucchini
:: 1 medium avocado, sliced
:: 2 oz. crumbled queso fresco

Step 1 | Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in the crockpot.

Step 2 | In skillet over medium heat, saut__e onion and garlic in olive oil for about 3-4 minutes or until tender. Transfer onion/garlic mixture to crockpot along with chicken broth, tomato sauce, chipotle, oregano, cumin, bay leaves, and half of the cilantro. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. *disclaimer- Chipotle chile in adobo sauce is very spicy. If you don’t love spicy try adding just a pinch instead of 1/2 tbs or substitute with a jalapeño pepper.

Step 3 | Spiralize your zucchini on the smallest noodle setting and cut zucchini into 6 inch strips.

Step 4 | Discard bay leaves and remove chicken from crockpot, shred chicken and add back in along with zoodles and cook on high for about 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender and crisp. Serve and top with avocado slices and crumbled queso!

If you need a warm, healthy meal idea this week, this one is for you. Have a great week!