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Spicy Chicken Zoodle Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 282 kcal
Author Amy Rains

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 med yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb raw chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 40 oz chicken broth
  • 1/4-1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce*
  • 3 cups spiralized zucchini noodles
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, diced (optional)

Instructions

For the Stovetop:

  1. Heat a large stock pot to medium heat. Once hot, add the oil and saute the onion for 3 minutes.

  2. Place chicken, salt, and pepper into the pot. Saute with the onion for another 3-4 minutes. Add celery, carrots, chicken broth, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and add zucchini noodles. 

  3. Let simmer for another 5-7 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

For the Instant Pot:

  1. Select the saute function on your Instant Pot. Once hot, add the oil and saute for 2-3 minutes. Select cancel.

  2. Place chicken, salt and pepper, celery, carrots, chicken broth, and hot sauce into your IP. Select manual (or pressure) and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. 

  3. Use a quick release. Once the lid is removed add the zucchini noodles. Let sit on the keep warm function for another 8-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

For the Slow Cooker:

  1. Place onion, chicken, salt & pepper, celery, carrots, chicken broth, and hot sauce into your slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours.

  2. Remove the lid, add the zucchini noodles, and keep cooking for another 15-20 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh cilantro. 

Recipe Notes

*Adjust your hot sauce to your personal liking. I much prefer 1/2 cup, but it may be too spicy for others. Start with 1/4 cup and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Chicken Zoodle Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 2300mg100%
Potassium 1458mg42%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 12619IU252%
Vitamin C 60mg73%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.